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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - Retaliatory & Restored Rates

Lot 18    

(Retaliatory Rate) 1848 Liverpool, England to Philadelphia. Folded cover franked with 1841 1d red strip of 3 + 1847 1sh vert. pair tied by barred numeral "486" cancels with Liverpool backstamped postmark, endorsed "pr Europa via New York" routing at lower left & blue "58" cents due at right (double the 24¢ packet and 5¢ U.S. inland per half ounce), adhesives mostly well margined, light file fold through right 1d & heavy fold through top 1sh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 3+5    Estimate $300 - 400.

Carried by Cunard Line steamer "Europa", dep Liverpool 2-Sep, arriving NY 14-Sep. paying the two time 1shillings Retaliatory Rate + 3 pence rate Late Fee. The late fee for Liverpool was on an experimental basis and charged 1d for 15 minutes after the time of clearing the letter box and 3d after 15 minutes up to 10 minutes prior to the time of dispatch from sometime in 1847 to 1 March 1849 when this rate was put into effect in several towns.

Realized: $1,200

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