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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Steamship Mail

Lots 909-918

Lot 909    

(Naval) U.S.S. "Hartford", group of four incoming covers endorsed "Ship's Letter, U.S.S. "Hartford"" to Pikesville Md.; each with "U.S. Charge to Collect" handstamps of 27¢, 32¢ and 96¢ due, first appears from France and other three from London; some edge wear and small flaws, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $230

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Lot 910    

New York "Steam Ship 30 Cts", sharp strike of circular handstamp on incoming buff "Corwin Bro. Commercial Agents & Forwarding Merchants, Panama." corner card cover to Concord Mass.; rounded corner, Very Fine, ex-Knapp.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 911    

N. York, Steamship, circular handstamp canceling 1855, 10¢ green entire to Boston, with "Panama, My 21, 1859" cds and manuscript "By favor of Captn. Pierce R.N."; some cover discoloration, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual usage privately carried to Panama most likely from South America.
Scott No. U16    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $140

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Lot 912    

N. York, Steamship, circular handstamp canceling 1855, 10¢ green entire from California to Rockford, Ill., manuscript "Mail Pr Sonora" endorsement, Very Fine.
Scott No. U15    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 913    

N. York, Steamship, circular handstamp on three different postal entires; 1861, 10¢ yellow green entire (U40) from Pacora, Panama to Wintrop, Me. (with original 1866 enclosure), 1864, 3¢ pink entire (U58) from Caribbean/Central America to New York with "Due 7" handstamp, and 1870, 10¢ dark brown (U92a) to Wisconsin with "Mar 11" in handstamp; slight reductions and small flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $120

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Lot 914    

Steam Panama, choice strike of oval handstamp, matching "San Francisco Cal., Sep 11, 1865" duplex and "10" due handstamp from Chile to Oakland Cal. original enclosed letter datelined "Santiago July 31 /65"; reduced slightly at left, some docketing, Very Fine strike.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $230

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Lot 915    

Steam Panama, oval handstamp with matching "San Francisco Cal, 10, Nov 24" integral-due cds on docketed blue Oct. 20, 1869 folded cover from San Salvador to San Francisco, endorsed "via Panama", Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $230

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Lot 916    

U.S. Naval Lyceum, illustrated Full Rigged Ship oval handstamp on folded letter to Dr. B. Thurston Magell, U.S. Navy, care of Fetch Brothers & Co., Marseilles, France, endorsed "Via N. York & Havre" at bottom left, carried privately to France, disinfection slits, long letter with some interesting content "…Mr. Gordon was expected any day & he arrived two days ago and goes again in the course of ten days to Texas & takes his wife and children with him. I can never expect to see my dear daughter and her interesting little ones again in this world. It will be a sore trial & trouble to me, to part with them, especially as report says the Indians are still committing great cruelties in parts of that country and are often very near Austin, where Mr. Gordon has settled and where he intends to take his family. Mr. Gordon will take this letter on to New York and put it into the Naval Lyceum…M.B. Mafill", F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 917    

1896 Wreck of the S.S. "Ailsa", illustrated Opticians ad cover from New York N.Y. to Kingston, Jamaica, reverse with label "This article of Mail matter has been recovered from the wreck of the S.S. "Ailsa" which sunk in New York Harbor on 29th February, 1896. GEO. H. PEARCE, P.M. Jamaica, P.O. Jamaica, 17th April, 1896.", original matching illustrated Optician enclosure; edge wear and missing two stamps, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

The Atlas steamer "Ailsa" of Glasgow was due to leave New York on 29th February for Jamaica and Port Limon. She was anchored in the harbor when the steamer La Bourgogne came into collision with her in a dense fog, cutting her almost halfway through. The mails were subsequently salvaged.

Realized: $350

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Lot 918    

(RMS Titanic) 1912 (Apr. 17) Reply Postal Card offering Newspapers a Six-Column Account of Tragedy, reply postal card (UY6) with preprinted message reading on "New York, Wednesday, April 17, 1912, Gentlemen: Wireless messages state that the Carpathia will land survivors of the Titanic disaster at New York late Thursday, April 18. We shall prepare and have ready for immediate shipment a six-column illustrated account of this greatest of sea tragedies, compiled from the narratives and experiences of those who escaped in the life-boats. Price for use of the plates 50c. If you want this pages, sign the attached card and return to us. Yours truly, Western Newspaper Union.", Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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