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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Foreign Mails - 1850 to 1859

Lots 1552-1561 Lots 1562-1571 Lot 1572

Lot 1552    

1850 (Jan. 16) United States to Wurttemberg, Germany, folded letter with indistinct red town cds and matching red "Paid" straightline with magenta "34" cent rating, red "New-York, Feb 2" exchange backstamp and sharp "PART PAID" straightline, carried by Ocean Line Hermann from New York Feb. 20th to Bremen arriving Mar. 10th, Hannover red "America/über Bremen" two-line and "1 1/3" debit handstamps, various manuscript ratings, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The "Paid Part" handstamp is a New York marking indicating that the letter was prepaid only to Bremen.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1553    

1850 (Apr. 26) New York N.Y. to Cognac, France, gray folded letter with New York pencil "21" prepaid rating and endorsed per "Steamer 'Atlantic' ", carried as endorsed by Collins Line Atlantic from New York Apr. 27th to Liverpool arriving May 10th, red London (5.11) transit backstamp and matching red "U.S. Pkt." handstamp, Calais (5.12) arrival datestamp and manuscript "16" décimes due rating, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

A CHOICE USE WITH THE RARE "U.S. PKT" HANDSTAMP CARRIED ON THE FIRST AMERICAN PACKET SAILING OF THE COLLINS LINE.

This letter was treated as an unpaid double-weight letter with "16" décimes due in France.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1554    

1850 (Jul. 4) Penang, Malaysia to Boston Mass. via London, datelined folded letter via Baring Bros. in London with "BEARING" framed handstamp, manuscript rates for overland mail via Marseilles crossed out, London (8.17) receiving backstamp, Liverpool (8.20, 8.21) datestamps, Baring Bros. red "Per U.S. Mail Packet/ 'Atlantic.' " two-line handstamp, carried on the Collins Line Atlantic departing Liverpool Aug. 21st to New York arriving Sep. 1st.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL TRANSATLANTIC LETTER FROM PENANG, MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED STATES WITH THE BARING BROS. "ATLANTIC" STEAMER HANDSTAMP.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 1555    

1850 (Dec. 17) Memphis Tenn. to Wü

rttemberg, Germany,
light blue folded letter with blue "Memphis Ten. Dec 17" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with "34" cent rating, red "New-York, Dec 20" exchange backstamp and bold "PAID PART" straightline, carried by Collins Line Arctic from New York Dec. 21st to Bremen arriving Jan. 7th, Hannover red "America/über Bremen" two-line and "1 1/3" debit handstamps, various manuscript ratings, Very Fine and scarce Bremen Closed Mail use, Letter was in the fifth Bremen Closed Mail sent from New York.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

The "Paid Part" handstamp is a New York marking indicating that the letter was prepaid only to Bremen. Starting in 1849, if there were no Ocean Line sailings, Bremen Convention mail was sent in closed mails was sent through England under a provision of the U.S.-British treaty.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1556    

1852 (Mar. 3) Pittsburgh Pa. to Württemberg, Germany, blue folded letter with "Pittsburgh Pa. Mar 3" cds and red "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "20" and "24" totaled to "44c", red "New-York, Mar 5" exchange backstamp and "PART PAID" straightline, carried on Cunard Line Cambria from Boston Mar. 3rd via Liverpool Mar. 16th to Bremen arriving Mar. 22nd, reverse with Minden (3.28) transit and blue Künzelsau (3.31) arrival, Hannover red "America/über Bremen" two-line postmark and various manuscript ratings, Very Fine and rare Bremen Closed Mail use from Boston.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Ocean Line "Hermann" returned to New York on Feb. 29th, having grounded while leaving port. Her mails were sent to Boston for the Mar. 3rd sailing of Cunard Line "Cambria".

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Lot 1557    

1852 (Jun. 5) New York N.Y. to Ebern, Bavaria, light blue folded letter with partial "New-York, Jun 5" exchange cds and matching "20" cent debit handstamp, red framed "NOT PAID" handstamp (Winter 335), red "America/über/Bremen 33/9" debit handstamp totaled to "42" in red crayon and manuscript, reverse with Minden (1.21), Leipzig (1.22) transits and Ebern (6.22) arrival, Very Fine and scarce unpaid Bremen Mails use to Bavaria.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1558    

1852 (Jul. 31) Syracuse, N.Y. to Halle, Prussia, cover with blue rimless "Syracuse N.Y. Jul 29" cds and matching fancy framed "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "21" rating, endorsed "Paid to Bremen", red "New-York, Jul 31" exchange backstamp and bold "New-York, Paid Part, 31 Jul" cds, carried by N.Y. & Havre Humboldt from New York Jul. 31st to Bremen arriving Aug. 16th, red "America/über Bremen" two-line handstamp, pencil "3" and blue ms. "3" rating, Aug. 17th arrival backstamp; cover tear at left, otherwise Very Fine and attractive use.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

A RARE USE OF THIS RARE NEW-YORK PART PAID INTEGRAL EXCHANGE CDS.

New York marked PAID PART as only the 20¢ Treaty rate to Bremen was prepaid.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 1559    

1852 (Aug. 3) Williamsburg N.Y. to Ludwigsburg, Württemberg, blue folded letter with "New-York, Aug 3" ocean mail cds and matching "Not Paid" framed handstamp (Winter 335) with "20" cent debit handstamp, carried on Collins Line Arctic from New York Aug. 7th to Liverpool arriving Aug. 18th, red "32/9R Bremen" exchange straightline (Van der Linden 3326), blue manuscript "41" debit crossed out and updated in red crayon "42"; some slight soiling, F.-V.F. and scarce Bremen Closed Mail use.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1560    

1852 (Aug. 29) Balingen, Wurttemberg to Zoar, Ohio, gray folded letter with blue "Balingen, 29/8 52" cds and red manuscript "7 -" rating, reverse with Frankfurt (8.31) and Bremen (9.3) transits, bold strike of Bremen large stylized "7" due rating handstamp (Linden 3103), sent via Closed Mail by Collins Line Pacific from Bremen Sep. 3rd via Liverpool (9.8) to New York arriving Sep. 18th, black "New York '27' Sep 19" exchange due cds; some edge wear and slight edge toning, Very Fine and rare inbound Bremen Closed Mail use.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1561    

1853 (Dec. 30) Columbia Ill. to Baden, Germany, folded cover with manuscript "Columbia Ills., Dec 30" postmark and matching "Paid 20" rating, red "N. York U.S. Pkt. 'Paid 1' Jan 7" credit exchange cds, carried by Collins Line Pacific from New York Jan. 7th to Liverpool arriving Jan. 18th, red "America/über Bremen" two-line and "Paid to Bremen" handstamps, blue manuscript "2½" debit crossed out and updated to "9" in blue crayon, reverse with Cassel (1.22.54), Frankfurt (1.23) transits and Offenburg (1.25) arrival; cover wear and soiling, Fine and rare special Bremen Closed Mail voyage.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Collins Line "Pacific" carried a special closed mail for Bremen on this voyage by order of the Postmaster General. The mail arrived at Bremen on January 21, 1854 via Aachen. The New York 1¢ credit to Bremen cds was used only on mail carried to Bremen under American packet, or in this case, closed mail. Letter was only prepaid for the 20¢ Treaty rate to Bremen and Hannover marked "Paid to Bremen".

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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