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Transatlantic Mail

Lots 1092-1101 Lots 1102-1111 Lots 1112-1119

Lot 1112    

1863 (Nov. 23) Beirut, Lebanon to Washington D.C., cover bearing Austria, 10s blue and four 15s bister singles, each tied by "Berutti, 23/11" cds, red crayon "50" credit, addressed to Hon. Joseph Holt, Judge Advocate General, red "Aachen 'Paid 23 Cts., 10/12" double-circle exchange cds, carried transatlantic by Inman Line Edinburgh from Queenstown Dec. 10 to New York arriving Dec. 23rd, red "N.York Am. Pkt, 1863, 24 Dec" exchange cds (scarce with year); stamps slightly affected by edge placement, otherwise Very Fine and scarce Austria used in Beirut use to the United States.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Reverse.

Realized: $625

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Lot 1113    

1864 (Oct. 14) Allentown, Pa. to St Gallen, Switzerland, manila wrapper with bold "Allentown Pa., Oct 14, 1864" double-circle and bold four-ring cancel ties 3¢ rose (65), preprinted black on yellow address label with "via Bremen" route instruction, bold strike of New York red "PAID ALL" straightline, blue manuscript and red crayon ratings, St. Gallen (11.16); some soiling, F.-V.F. and scarce printed matter use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Reverse.

Realized: $850

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Lot 1114    

1869 (Oct. 4) St. Petersburg, Russia to New York N.Y., blue folded cover bearing Russia 1k black & yellow (19), 3k black & deep green (20), 10k brown & blue (23) and 20k blue & orange (24), all tied by two strikes of bold ovals, endorsed "Per Prussian Closed Mail", red "Franco" framed handstamp and red crayon "7", red "New York Paid All, Oct" exchange cds; some repaired tears, Very Fine appearance and scarce four-color franking.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Reverse.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1115    

1881 (Oct. 6) Posgrund, Norway to Chicago, Ill., cover bearing Norway 5ø bright blue (24), 20ø orange brown (27), tied by "Posgrund, 6/10, 1881" cds, "T" tax due handstamp and blue crayon "2/35" due rating for double rate deficiency of 35ø, reverse with "Chicago Ill., U.S. Packet, Oct 31" backstamp and matching "U.S. Currency/14" depreciated currency handstamp for 14¢ due in currency, precancelled 2¢ brown (J2) pair and 10¢ brown (J5); some edge wear and reduced slightly at right, small stamp flaws, Very Fine and attractive use.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL CHICAGO DEPRECIATED CURRENCY USE FROM NORWAY WITH PRECANCELLED POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

The U.S. postage due stamps were precancelled with "C" in double oval used from 1881 to 1884. This precancel was printed in purple ink for the first few months, and then changed to black, to meet postal requirements.

Realized: $1,050

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Lot 1116    

Freight Money Letters by Sailing Packet, group of 5 comprising origins of Baltimore (3), New Orleans and Philadelphia, each with 12½¢ Sailing Packet Freight Money fee prepaid, F.-V.F. group, ex-Pullin.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Complete Images.

Realized: $250

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Lot 1117    

Transatlantic Mail by Cunard Line, 1840-1850, group of 19 early Cunard Line sailings including 1840 (1840 (Sep. 19) Liverpool, England to Philadelphia on maiden voyage of Caledonia; 1847 (Dec. 30) Boston Mass. to France carried on Hibernia on Cunard's 1st voyage from New York; 1843 (Apr. 12) Manchester, England to Providence R.I. by maiden voyage of Hibernia; 1850 (Sep. 17) New York N.Y. to Edinburgh on final voyage of Hibernia from Boston; 1845 (Jan. 28) Baltimore Md. to London, England on maiden return voyage of Cambria; 1843 (Jun. 4) Liverpool, England to Thomaston Me. on Columbia final voyage westbound before ship wreck at Nova Scotia July 2nd on return voyage; 1841 (Feb. 14) New Orleans La. to England on maiden return voyage of Columbia; a couple Harnden forwarded uses, etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F., ex-Pullin.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,450

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Lot 1118    

1843-44, Cunard Line, T.W. Ward Name of Boat Handstamps, group of 3 covers, each with red "Forwd. By T.W. Ward, Boston" oval and matching ship directional handstamp comprising "PR ACADIA" 1844 Mexico to London via New York and Boston forwarders; "PR HIBERNIA." 1842 New Orleans to London via New York; "Pr CALEDONIA." 1844 to Manchester, ink on handstamps is purplish, F.-V.F. and scarce trio.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

The forwarding agents T.W. Ward of Boston used a set of stamps for five Cunard vessels operating the mail packet contract in 1840s to identify the vessel they wanted the letter to be sent on.

Complete Images.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1119    

1855-67, San Francisco Cal. to France via Panama and New York, nice group of 6 folded letters with a mix of ratings, each with "P. Maury Junior" or "Hy Schröder & Co." handstamps, note 1855 San Francisco "PAID 26" straightline and "New.York, Am Packet" exchange cds use; 1857 red "San Francisco Cal, 30 Paid, Nov 20, 1857" integral-rate cds and "New York 'Paid 24' Dec 15" exchange cds use; and 1856 red "San Francisco Cal '26 Paid' 20 Jun" integral-rate cds and red "New-York, Am Pkt, Jul 19" exchange cds use; etc., few flaws, overall Very Fine and interesting group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Complete Images.

Realized: $400

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