Lot 11871764-1839, Madeira to the United States Stampless Mail, group of 8 folded letters comprising 1761 Madeira to New York via "the Bill Savage, Capt Linsey"; 1764 Madeira to New York via "The Pitt, Capt Elder"; 1798 Madeira to Weston Conn. via "New-York" clamshell with red ms. "Sh 12" rating; 1790 Funchal to New York via "Baltimore" straightline and "2:16" rating with "1/4" local currency rating; 1800 Funchal to Providence with "Boston" straigthline and "Ship" h.s. with "12" rating; 1802 Madeira to New York with red "Balte. Md. Dec 28" cds and "Ship" h.s. with ms. "19" rating; 1835 Funchal to Savannah Ga. via red "New York" cds and "Ship" h.s. with "25" rating, forwarded to Providence; and 1839 Funchal to New York via "Baltimore Md." cds and "Ship" h.s. with "20¾" rating, Very Fine group.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 11881809 Bergen, Norway to Philadelphia, Pa., incoming folded letter sent from King Frederick VI of Norway's translator during the Napoleonic War, entered the U.S. mails with brown "Newp(or)t, R.I. Jun 2" cds and manuscript "Sh, 36" rating, letter written by Henry Christian Bull, His Majesty's translator and advises sending replies to mainland Europe as there is no posts or packets with England, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 11891869 (May 11) Funchal, Madeira to Boston Mass., blue folded letter with sharp "Funchal, 5/11, 1869" double-circle cds, "Liverpool, Ship" (11.13) framed backstamp "8" pence rating updated to "24" cent debit to U.S., black "Boston, Nov 24" cds backstamp with blue crayon "32" and "In U.S. Notes" depreciated currency straightline, blue crayon "26" crossed out at left; some light tape stains and cover splitting, Fine and rare Boston depreciated currency use from Madeira.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 11901870 (Jun. 13) Funchal, Portugal to Jacksonville, Ill. via Chicago, unpaid mourning cover with Funchal (6.13) cds, red London (6.27) transit backstamp, probably sent by Allan Line Moravian from London Jul. 1st to Quebec arriving Jul. 10th, blue crayon "18" cent debit, Chicago "22/U.S. Notes" depreciated currency handstamp; some soiling and wear, Fine and rare depreciated currency use from Portugal.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 11911847 New York, N.Y. to Liverpool, England, red "Paid" handstamp on folded letter with a light pencil "48" cents rate, endorsed "pr Washington Steamer", manuscript "2/" due & green "Liverpool Oct, 10 1847" receiving cds on the reverse, this was paid at the rate of 24c per half ounce for up to an ounce (48c), with prepayment required, under the auspices of the Bremen Postal Arrangement of 1847, Very Fine, examples of mail to Bremen from the first five voyages are scarce.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1192Elaborate Negative Geometric, clear strike in red ties 6¢ dull rose (159) and 30¢ gray black (165), both stamps exceedingly well centered, on 1874 cover to Paris, France, matching "New York 'SUP Paid' Nov 21" supplementary mail type E cds, Calais (12.4.74) entry cds and matching small "PD" framed handstamp, Paris (12.4) arrival backstamp; few flaws incl. cover repair at right, Fine and rare franking on a small-size cover.
Weiss Nos. GE-EN6 Estimate $400 - 600.
Carried aboard the NGL Line "Hohenstaufen" that arrived at Southampton on December 3, 1874.
Lot 1193Negative "1" in Circle, two strikes of unlisted cancel ties 3¢ green (147) on 3c entire (U59) with matching strike cancelling indicia, addressed to Eckernforde, Germany, red "New York Paid All Direct Jan 25" exchange cds, red boxed "Bremen Franco" (2.8.73) framed transit handstamp, Eckernforde (2.10) arrival backstamp; stamp with few faults, cover toning, still Very Fine strikes of this unlisted cancel.
Weiss Nos. RE-N9 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1194Negative "H" in Circle, fine strike duplexed with "New York May 1" cds ties 10¢ brown (150) on 1873 folded cover to Mexico, endorsed "via Progresso, Cleopatra", black Mexican "2" reales due rating, Very Fine, the earliest of only nine recorded RE-L1 covers.
Weiss Nos. RE-L1 Estimate $250 - 350.
Carried by the Alexandre Line "Cleopatra" that departed New York May 1, 1873 and arrived at Progresso, Mexico on May 17. Weiss incorrectly listed this cover in his book as a May 4, but is actually May 1 and tied for the earliest strike.
Lot 1195Manhattan Project & "The Atomic City" Oak Ridge, Tenn., group of seven covers; six from 1944-45 Manhattan Project correspondence to and from army sergeant (a member of the Special Engineer Detachment) working on Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, N.M., three incoming to Undercover P.O. Box 1663, Santa Fe, N.M. "U.S. Army Examiner" censor tape at right and "Paid by Examiner, Base 2296 Army" circular censor handstamp, and three outgoing posted in Santa Fe with two bearing similar return address, one later from different P.O. Box, two with U.S. Army corner cards; and a 1945 "The Atomic City" Oak Ridge cover sent to Army Captain (through A.P.O.) to hospital on El Paso, Tex., with original letter with content…Elmer is a designer for the Tenn. Eastman Co. I have no ideal what he designs its all very restricted. Everyone here has to wear a badge all the times and he has another one for the shop. (the badges mentioned were to detect radiation levels), Very Fine, a rare group from two of the U.S. Atomic Programs during WWII.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
"P.O. Box 1663" in Santa Fe N.M. was assigned to a scientist assigned to the Manhattan Project, which was located in Los Alamos N.m. and developed the atomic bomb. This was censored by U.S. Army censors.nnOak Ridge, Tenn. was the decision to build a nuclear development site in East Tennessee was made personally by General Leslie Groves on September 19, 1942. Groves had only been appointed the commander of the Manhattan Project two days prior.
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