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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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United States Postal History

Lot 1088    

"Royal William" Maiden Return Voyage, New York Aug. 4th - Liverpool Aug. 19th 1838, folded letter datelined "New York, August 4th 1838" to London, endorsed "pr Steam Ship, Royal William" at top, letter hand carried to ship's agent, "Ship Letter, Liverpool" framed backstamp and manuscript "1/7" 1s7d due rating for 11d inland plus 8d ship letter fee, partial red London (8.21) arrival backstamp; hint of top edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Pullin.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

The Transatlantic Steam Ship Company planned two steam ships. Lacking a second ship they chartered the "Royal William".

Realized: $850

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