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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Foreign Mails - 1860 to 1876 & Balances

Lots 1573-1582 Lots 1583-1592 Lots 1593-1596

Lot 1573    

1860 (Aug. 14) Havre, France to New York N.Y., blue folded letter bearing France 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish (20; Yvert 17B), tied by diamond of dots cancel, red "Bureau Maritime, Havre, 14 Aout. 60" cds with matching small red "PD" framed handstamp and "12" cent credit to U.S., blue "Am. Service" octagonal handstamp carried by Vanderbilt Line Vanderbilt from Havre Aug. 15th to New York arriving Aug. 26th, red "New York, Aug 27" exchange cds and matching "Paid" arc handstamp, Very Fine American Packet Direct use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The Vanderbilt Line made only 46 sailings during this period, this was one of the last.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1574    

1860 (Dec. 13) Fountain City, Wisc. to H.M.S. "Chesapeake", China, buff cover with partial "Fountain City, Wisc. 1860 Dec '13' " cds with ms. date and matching manuscript "pd. 33 cts" rating at top for 33¢ rate via Southampton, red Detroit Am. Pkt. 'Paid' Dec 20" exchange backstamp cds and matching bold "12" in octagon credit to G.B. handstamp, carried by Allan Line North Briton from Portland Me. Oct. 22nd to Liverpool arriving Jan. 7th, red London Paid (1.7) transit cds; some edge wear, otherwise Very Fine and scarce Detroit exchange office use.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $200

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Lot 1575    

1868 (Nov. 17) New York N.Y. to Pau, France, cover bearing 12¢ black (69) tied by bold New York Foreign Mail leaf fancy cancel, matching "New York '9' Nov 17" debit exchange cds and "Insufficiently Prepaid" straightline, blue Calais entry cds and "8" décimes due handstamp reverse with Paris (11.29) transit and Pau (11.30) arrival cds, Very Fine and choice New York short paid use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1576    

1863 (May 26) London, England to New York N.Y., datelined folded letter with blue "London, MY 26 '63" origin backstamp and black "3/Cents" debit handstamp, sharp strike of New York "U.S. Notes / 32" two-line depreciated currency handstamp, Very Fine and early depreciated currency marking, ex-Hahn.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Starting May 1st 1863, exchange office postmasters were authorized to collect on unpaid letters from Great Britain and Ireland, France, Prussia, Hamburg, Bremen or Belgium the postage due in coin or depreciated greenback currency, with a premium calculated daily on the latter. This letter was due either 24¢ in coin or 32¢ in greenback notes.

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Lot 1577    

1864 (Aug. 22) Havre, France to New York N.Y., blue folded letter with "Le Havre, 22 Aout. 64" cds and "12" cent debit handstamp, carried by French Line Lafayette from Havre Aug. 24th to New York arriving Sep. 6th, "N.Y. Frnh. Pkt. '15 or 36 U.S. notes' Sep 6" depreciated currency cds, pencil "43¢" ratings; small edge tear at right; file folds, Very Fine and rare French Mails Depreciated Currency use carried on the Maiden Voyage of Lafayette.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

This is the listing example for this New York French Mails Depreciated Currency cds. The 15¢ in coin or 36¢ in notes was a a 2.4x inflation factor, near the peak exchange rate in depreciated currency.

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Lot 1578    

1865 (Oct. 12) Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cincinnati Oh. via France, cover with "Argentine, 12 Oct. 65" octagon datestamp, carried by Carmel from Argentina to Bordeaux, French manuscript "24" cent debit to U.S. at right, then transatlantic by French Line Lafayette from Havre Nov. 17th to New York arriving Dec. 5th, clear strike of "N.Y. Frnh. Pkt. '30 or 43 U.S. notes' Dec 5" depreciated currency cds, pencil "43¢" ratings; small edge tear at right, Very Fine and rare French Mails Depreciated Currency use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1579    

1865 (Nov. 28) Pottsville Pa. to Herrenburg, Wurttemberg, Germany, preprinted "Forwarded by Howard & Co.'s Express from Pottsville, Pa." envelope with bold "Pottsville, Pa, 1865 28 Nov" cds and matching "30" rating handstamp, black "N. York Br. Pkt. '46' Nov 29" debit exchange cds for double-weight, carried by Cunard Line Scotia from New York Nov. 29th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 10th, blue Aachen (12.12) transit backstamp and blue crayon "fr 30" due rating, reverse with Wurttemb. Fahr. Post (12.13) and Stuttgart (12.13) transits, Herrenberg (12.13) arrival cds; some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

A EXCEPTIONAL HOWARD & CO'S EXPRESS TRANSATLANTIC USE.

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Lot 1580    

1866-67, Italy to New York N.Y. via French Mails, group of 3 folded letters comprising 1866 (Sep. 8) Messina via France with "Italie, Marseilles" (9.17) entry and ms. "18" cent debit, "N.Y. Frnh. Pkt. '21 or 30 U.S. Notes' Sep 27" cds; 1867 (Feb. 24) Messina via France with "Italie, Marseilles" (3.26) entry and ms. "18" cent debit, "N.Y. Frnh. Pkt. '21 or 28 U.S. notes' Mar 12" cds; 1867 (Jul. 30) Genova via France with "Italie, Lanslebout" (8.2) entry and bold"18" cent debit handstamp, "N.Y. Frnh. Pkt. '21 or 29 U.S. notes' Aug 13" cds, Very Fine and exceptional trio of French Mail Depreciated Currency markings.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

This trio of New York French Mail Depreciated Currency datestamps show the slightly different inflation factors for the 21¢ rate in coin with notes of 30¢, 28¢ and 29¢ for 1.428, 1.333 and 1.381 factors.

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Current Opening Bid: $450

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Lot 1581    

1867 (Jul. 15) New York N.Y. to Toronto, Canada, blue folded letter datelined June 26th 1867 and privately forwarded with red framed forwarders backstamp, hand-drawn mourning box "My Brother Athill's death! -13 June 1867" at left, "New-York Jul 15" duplex and Toronto (11.17) arrival backstamp; small faults, Fine and unusual use with indication of postage paid.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1582    

1867 (Sep. 11) Boston, England to Pleasant Mount, Mo., cover with "Boston, SP 11 '67" duplex sent unpaid, red London (9.12) backstamp and black "3/Cents" debit handstamp, carried by Allan Line Peruvian from Liverpool Sep. 12th to Quebec arriving Sep. 23rd, partial "Chicago Am. Pkt. '24' Sep 26" exchange due cds and matching "32/U.S. Notes" depreciated currency handstamp, original letter accompanies; reduced at left and small edge tear, F.-V.F., A rare Chicago Depreciated Currency Handstamp.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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