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Eastern Express Covers

Lots 577-586 Lots 587-591

Lot 577    

Camden S.C. Nov 3, blue cds with manuscript "37½" cent rating on circa 1837 folded cover to Charleston S.C., endorsed "Express Mail" at top, Very Fine and scarce short-rate use, One of only three recorded Express Mail uses from Camden..
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $210

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Lot 578    

Charleston S.C. Feb 24, red cds and matching "Ship" rating handstamp with ms. "77" rating on folded letter datelined "Matanzas Feby 5. 1837" to New York N.Y., endorsed "Comet via Charleston" at bottom left, Very Fine and scarce incoming Cuba ship letter via express mail.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $350

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Lot 579    

Charleston S.C., Jun 23, red cds and manuscript "37½" rating on circa 1837 folded cover endorsed "Express Mail to Columbia" to McMeekins P.O., Fairfield Dept., S.C., Very Fine and scarce short-run express mail use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $240

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Lot 580    

Charleston S.C., Sep 14, red cds and red manuscript "37½" rating on 1837 light gray folded cover endorsed "Express Mail" to Columbia S.C., F.-V.F. and scarce short-run express mail use.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $200

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Lot 581    

Columbia, S.C., Feb 16, red cds with matching "Paid" handstamp and red ms. "75" rating on circa 1838 folded cover to Washington D.C., endorsed "Express Mail" at top and choice strike of red "U.S. Express Mail." oval handstamp at bottom left; large cover tear, Fine and scarce express mail use.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $475

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Lot 582    

Currier's Gloucester and Boston Express (Forwarded by), two covers from correspondence to Townsend, Mass., each with similar style express label, one black on green and other black on orange, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $140

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Lot 583    

(Express Mail) 1838 (Apr. 27) Augusta Ga. to Providence R.I., red "Augusta Ga., Apr. 16" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with red manuscript "75" express mail rating, endorsed "Express" and "Paid", Very Fine and scarce express use from Georgia.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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Lot 584    

Georgetown S.C. Nov 27, red cds on 1837 folded cover with manuscript "25" rating and endorsed "Pr. Express" to Providence R.I., cover rated as normal letter (should have been 75¢); light file fold toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $150

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Lot 585    

Gilpin's Exchange, N. York, bold red oval forwarders handstamp on reverse of 1839 folded letter sheet to St. Servan, France, several French transit postmarks; small ink erosion from cross out in address panel, Very Fine (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 586    

Harnden & Co. Express, group of 16 covers or fronts with various Harnden's markings, includes a few oval Liverpool forwarder's markings with steamship illustration, mostly transatlantics including 1841 Harnden's New York red oval to Paris, France with red "Packet Letter" handstamp, 1841 Harnden's New York red oval to London, 1842 "Harnden & Co.'s Express, New York" red small oval to-the-mails with red "New-York, APL 30" cds on cover to London via Cunard Line "Britannia", 1844 Harnden's Boston red oval and Liverpool Ship oval to Paris, 1847 Palermo Italy to Boston with Liverpool Harnden circular handstamp, etc., some faults, F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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