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The Collins Line

Lots 958-967 Lots 968-972

Lot 958    

(TransA - Collins) 1850 (Apr. 26) New York N.Y. to London, England, folded letter with bold strike of red "New York '6' Apr 27" credit exchange cds and pencil "48" prepaid rating, carried as endorsed by Collins Line Atlantic from New York Apr. 27th to Liverpool arriving May 10th, red London Paid (5.11) arrival datestamp, Very Fine, Carried on the maiden voyage of the Collins Line Atlantic, the inauguration of the line..
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $300

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Lot 959    

(TransA - Collins) 1850 (Apr. 26, c.) Philadelphia Pa. to Sunderland, England, cover with clear strike of "Phila. 24 Cts. Paid" octagon datestamp, bold strike of New York red "3" credit to G.B. handstamp, carried by Collins Line Atlantic from New York Apr. 27th to Liverpool arriving May 10th, red Liverpool America Paid (5.10.50) entry cds, Sunderland (5.12) arrival backstamp; some cover restoration, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

A RARE COVER CARRIED ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE COLLINS LINE ATLANTIC THAT INAUGURATED THE LINE.

Realized: $300

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Lot 960    

(TransA - Collins) 1850 (Jun. 18) London, England to New York N.Y., folded letter with London Paid (6.18) Maltese cross postmark and red manuscript "1/-" rating, Liverpool (6.19) transit, carried by Collins Line Pacific from Liverpool Jun. 19th to New York arriving Jul. 1st, Very Fine, Carried on the maiden return voyage of the Collins Line Pacific.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $260

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Lot 961    

(TransA - Collins) 1852 (Oct. 2) New York N.Y. to Glasgow, Scotland, buff "Money Order, From Abraham Bell & Son" cover with partial "New York '21' Oct 2" debit exchange cds, carried by Collins Line Pacific from New York Oct. 2nd to Liverpool arriving Oct. 13th, Liverpool "America" (10.13) entry backstamp and "1/-" schilling due handstamp, Glasgow (10.14) arrival backstamp, manuscript "Not Found" and returned, Glasgow (10.25) return backstamp, bold "P.O. Department, Dead Letter Office, Jan "26", 18 "53" " double-oval with red manuscript, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $350

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Lot 962    

(TransA - Collins) 1852 (Oct. 30) New York, N.Y. to Geneva, Switzerland, gray folded letter with red "N.York Paid Oct 30" exchange cds and matching "Paid" arc handstamp with pencil "35" cent prepaid rating, large New York red "12" credit handstamp, carried by Collins Line Baltic from New York Oct. 30th to Liverpool arriving Nov. 10th, red Aachen (11.12) transit backstamp and matching "Franco" straightline with blue manuscript "fr. 1" credit to show the foreign transit fee was paid, Baden rail (11.14) transit backstamp, red manuscript "10" rappen restatement of foreign transit fee prepayment, blue Geneva (11.16) arrival backstamp, red crayon "260" rappen due rating; top edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

THIS LETTER WAS CARRIED ON THE FIRST VOYAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO CARRY PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL.

Letter paid fully prepaid the 35¢ Prussian closed mail rate per ½ ounce to Switzerland. The Swiss marked in error 260 rappen postage due for an unpaid double rate letter via England and France. One of the 4,000 Prussian closed mail letters carried on this voyage.

Reverse.

Realized: $800

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Lot 963    

(TransA - Collins) 1854 (Sep. 16) New York N.Y. to Liverpool, England, printed circular outer sheet bearing two 1¢ blue (9) singles, positions 65L1L, 8L1L, large to slightly in margins, right stamp with top sheet margin, minor corner wrinkle at top right away from design, tied by New York circular grids, carried by Collins Line Baltic from New York Sep. 16th to Liverpool arriving Sep. 27th, green Liverpool America (9.27) backstamp and fancy "2" pence due rating handstamp, Very Fine and choice, ex-Winter.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Prices Current (printed circulars) were sent from the U.S. at the newspaper rate of 2¢ with 2 pence to be collected in G.B. Liverpool arrival datestamp on reverse was struck in green, a color used in 1853 and 1854.

Realized: $575

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Lot 964    

(TransA - Collins) "Nashville" Eastbound Voyage, 1855 (Mar. 17) Canandaigua N.Y. to Dumfries-shire, Scotland, orange buff cover with red "Canandaigua, N.Y. Mar 17" cds and matching "Paid" and "24" rating handstamps, New York red "3" credit to G.B. handstamp, carried for Collins Line by Nashville from New York May 21st to Liverpool arriving Apr. 3rd, red "Paid In America, Liverpool, 3 AP 55" tombstone entry datestamp; reverse with Carlisle (4.3) and partial Dumfries-shire (4.4) arrival cds.

1855 (Mar. 21) New York N.Y. to Liverpool, England, gray folded letter with red "New-York, Am. Packet, Mar 21" exchange cds and pencil "21" prepaid rating, carried as endorsed for Collins Line by Nashville from New York May 21st to Liverpool arriving Apr. 3rd, London (4.4.) backstamp transit, Paris (4.5) entry cds and black "8" décimes due handstamp; light horizontal fold toning, Very Fine pair of covers carried on the eastbound voyage.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

"Nashville" was chartered for a single voyage in place of the "Pacific", which had been lost at sea in late January.

Realized: $425

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Lot 965    

(TransA - Collins) 1855 (Sep. 6) Belfast, Ireland to Philadelphia Pa., cover with "Belfast, SE 6, 1855" double-arc origin cds and magenta "1/-" prepaid packet rating, green Liverpool "Paid" (9.7) transit cds and red "21/Cents" credit handstamp, carried by Collins Line Baltic from Liverpool Sep. 8th to New York arriving Sep. 19th, red "Phila. Am. Pkt. 'Paid 24' Sep 20" exchange cds restating prepayment; bit of flap missing, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $270

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Lot 966    

(TransA - Collins) 1856 (Jan.) New Orleans La. to Cormmont, France, gray folded letter with partial strike of red cds and bearing 10¢ green, type II (14) horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by grid cancels, endorsed "p. first mail steamer 'Arago' " but arrived too late for her Jan. 12th department from New York, red "New-York, Am. Pkt., Jan 19" exchange cds and matching "TOO LATE" straightline, despite 1¢ underpayment, sent fully prepaid by American Packet by Collins Line Atlantic departing New York Jan. 19th to Liverpool arriving Jan. 31st, London (1.31) transit backstamp, Calais (2.1) entry cds and matching "8" décimes due handstamp, Cormmont (2.2) arrival backstamp; missing one leaf but front and back are intact, Very Fine, ex-Walske.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $190

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Lot 967    

(TransA - Collins) 1856 (Jan. 5) New York N.Y. to Altenburg, Germany, orange buff cover with black "N.York Am. Pkt. '46' Jan 5" debit exchange cds, carried by Collins Line Pacific from New York Jan. 5th to Liverpool arriving Jan. 17th, red Aachen (1.19) backstamp and "26" due rating, Carried on the last eastbound voyage of the Pacific as she was lost on the return westbound voyage..
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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