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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - San Francisco Mails

Lot 42    

(San Francisco, Pre-Statehood) 1850, San Francisco, Ca. Folded Letter to London. Postmarked "San Francisco Cal Feb 1" cds with matching straight line "Paid" & boxed "80" hand-stamped in the upper right corner, pencil "80" upper left corner, and with British black manuscript "9 ½" pence due marking in the middle, light file fold, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

This was paid the correct two times 40c per half ounce letter rate to New York and the due in G.B. should be double the 9 ½ pence rate or 19 pence (38 cents U.S.) at 19 cents per half ounce for 3 cents G.B. inland, and 16 cents packet. The Pacific Mail Steamship Line steamer "Panama", departed San Francisco 1-Feb, arriving Panama City 23-Feb. Many possibilities exist for sailings between Panama and New York. Carried by the Cunard Line steamer "Canada" departing from New York on March 20th arriving Liverpool April 1st.

Realized: $950

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