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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - San Francisco Mails

Lot 55    

(Incoming Mail to San Francisco) 1850, Glasgow, Scotland folded letter. To San Francisco, California (headed "Well Park Brewery, Glasgow") with manuscript "pr steamer form Liverpool" in the upper corner & red manuscript "2/5 ½" pence rate, postmarked red hand-stamped "Paid" & dark red framed "Glasgow Paid H 30 Au 1850" hand-stamp, Liverpool transit hand-stamped on the reverse, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The franking paid the half ounce letter rate of 2/5 ½ pence or 59 cents U.S., consisting of 19 cents British (3 cents inland + 16 cents packet) + 40 cents U.S. inland to California. Per Cunard Line steamer Asia, departing Liverpool 31-Aug, arriving New York 11-Sep.

Realized: $550

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