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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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Transatlantic Mails

Lots 2401-2410 Lots 2411-2412

Lot 2401    

1838-1852 Non-Convention Mail to Germany, group of 21 including ship letter, out-of-mails and non-convention mails, noted 1838 "Pays D'Outremer, Par Le Havre" framed handstamp use to Wurttemberg; 1842 (Aug. 10) Cincinnati Oh. to Hannover by Union Line "Sylvie de Grasse" via Gilpins Exchange NYC forwarder; 1843 (Dec. 30) New York NY to Herrnhut by Cunard Line "Hibernia" with red "England over Rotterdam" (VDL 1025) handstamp; 1847 (Oct. 20) New York NY to Bavaria by Cunard Line "Cambria" with London "Colonies &.c. Art. 13" framed accounting; 1850 (Jul. 13) Utica N.Y. with fancy "Paid" framed handstamp via Le Havre to Wurttemberg; etc., F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $650

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Lot 2402    

1848-63, U.S.-Germany Mails including French Mails, small group of 9 stampless mail including 3 unpaid letter sent from US via French mails (one mounted page of two covers) and 6 incoming covers from Germany, incoming include 1848 from US Consulate at Bremen with Philadelphia circled "12" due and 1863 Depreciated Currency use, also includes one French mail use to Belgium, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $550

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Lot 2403    

1849-56, Mail to Germany by British Open Mail, group of 27 sent under the 1848 US-UK Convention with a few mounted on exhibit pages including 1848 (Jun. 5) Philadelphia Pa. "Paid 42" to Wurttemberg via Cunard "Hibernia"; 1849 (Jul. 24) Buffalo N.Y. to Saxony by Cunard "Caledonia" with black framed "America per England" handstamp for German transit; 1854 (Sep. 24) New Orleans La. to Limbach, Saxony by Cunard Line "Arabia"; 1850 (Mar. 18) Philadelphia Pa. to Wurttemberg with "Phila. '10' Cts. Paid" framed handstamp updated in ms.; 1851 (Sep. 13) New York NY to Coeln with "U.S. Pkt." h.s.; etc., F.-V.F. with many better covers.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $950

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Lot 2404    

1849-60, Mail to Germany via Bremen Packet, stampless group of 29 covers including many mounted on exhibit pages, all have various Bremen exchange markings including 1849 Middletown CT to Hanover by ocean Line "Washington" with red "America/uber Bremen" and red crayon "21¾"; 1851 West Newton PA to Wurttemberg via Bremen Closed Mail by Collins Line "Atlantic", red "America/uber/Bremen 33/9" marking; 1851 Louisville Ky to Hanover prepaid "21" with "PAID PART" straightline, red "America/uber Bremen" two-line, no postage due charged; 1852 Fredericksburg Texas to Rhenish Prussia by Ocean Line "Hermann" with red "9/3 America/uber/Bremen" handstamp; 1862 New York to Denmark with "N.York, Brem. Pkt., 3" debit exchange; 1859 New York to Bremen with "N. York, Brem. Pkt. 'Paid 7' Jul 23" credit exchange cds; 1858 New York to Bremen with "N.York, U.S. Pkt. 'Paid 1' Jul 10" credit exchange cds (ex-Winter); 1861 New York to Wurttemberg with blue "Amerika, uber Bremen, 22" double-circle handstamp; various New York exchanges including black "N.York, U.S. Pkt. 9" and "N.York, U.S. Pkt., 14" debits, red "N.York, U.S. Pkt., Paid 6" and "N.York, U.S. Pkt., Paid 8" credits; some faults, F.-V.F. and wonderful group.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $2,000

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Lot 2405    

1853-60, Prussian Closed Mail Stampless to Germany, group of 30 stampless covers including 1854 St. Louis Mo. "Paid 30" oval prepaid to Prussia via Ocean Line "Hermann"; 1853 Buffalo unpaid "22" oval for Bremen rate, sent by Cunard Line via PCM due to Ocean Line not sailing; 1856 Cincinnati Oh. "Paid 30" cover to Mainz; some mixed condition, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 2406    

1854-73, Mail to Italy by NGU and Italian Mails, group of 7 comprising 1854 Boston stampless to Tuscany by 35¢ PCM rate; 1858 Lexington KY to Tuscany at 35¢ PCM rate prepaid with #33 (3) and 3¢ #26 (faulty, repaired, PSE); 1868 New Orleans LA to Turin at 14¢ Italian CM rate prepaid by #94,97; 1869 to Rome at 19¢ NGU CM rate prepaid #73 (2), 77; 1872 Lowell MA to Rome at 10¢ NGU rate prepaid by #146, 147 (3); 1872 Louisville Ky to Rome at 10¢ NGU rate prepaid by #150; and 1873 Hannibal MO to Rome by 10¢ Italian CM prepaid by 3¢ #147 strip/4; some faults, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $625

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Lot 2407    

1858-62, Mail to Germany via Hamburg Packet, stampless group of 7 covers including 1861 New York NY to Württemberg with blue "4½ Sgr./6 Xr" two-line and "22" handstamps; 1861 Chilicothe OH to Wurttemberg with blue "4½ Sgr./6 Xr" two-line and "22" handstamps; 1858 College Point NY balloon-cds and "Paid" handstamp to Wurttemberg with "N.York 'Paid 17' Hamb. Pkt." exchange cds; 1860 Newburgh NY "Paid 21" use with red "N.York, Hamb. Pkt. Paid 10" exchange cds; 1860 New York NY with blue "4½Sgr - 6Xr." straightline; etc., F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2408    

1859-75, Stamped Mail to or via Germany, better group of 14 including 1860 Monee IL to Prussia with #24 (2), 26, 35; 1860 New Haven CT to Prussia with #26, 36B; 1859 Wilmington NC to Ritzebuttel with #35 (3); 1859 New Orleans LA to Hamburg with #35 for special 10¢ rate; 1867 New Orleans LA to Heidelberg, Baden with 15¢ #77; 1861 Reading PA to Switzerland with 3¢ #26 (3), 10¢ #35; etc.; some wear and faults, F.-V.F. classic group.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 2409    

1868-1878, N.G.U. and U.P.U. Stamped Mail to or via Germany, group of 23 including 1869 cover with 10¢ E grill #89 to Berlin; 1868 cover with 5¢ #76 pair at 10¢ direct rate to Germany; 1868 c. cover with 10¢ #68 (2) to Germany; two covers with 7¢ #149 by Closed mail to Germany; 1871 cover with 2¢ #146, 12¢ #151 at 14¢ NGU rate to Sweden; 1873 cover with 10¢ #150 at 9¢ NGU direct rate to Denmark; 1870s Middleborough MA to Constantinople Turkey with 12¢ #151 at NGU rate; 1875 New York foreign mail 5¢ #179 mourning cover to Germany, etc.; some faults, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 2410    

Stampless Ship and Steamship Covers, group of 6 including 1861 San Francisco to Liverpool with "1/2½" due rating; 1833 Liverpool to Philadelphia "p Ontario" ship cover via New York with London and Portsmouth forwarder backstamps; 1838 New Haven Ct. via New York forwarder backstamp to London; 1853 Cronstadt, Germany via Aachen "Brit: Packet." half-moon and "Paid 25cts" framed handstamps; etc, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $300

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