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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Shipping after the Civil War

Lot 999    

(Post War - NY & Bremen) 1867 (Apr. 18) Exeter, Conn. to Malaga, Spain, cover with partial "Exeter Conn. Apr 18" cds and bearing 1¢ blue (63) and 10¢ yellow green (68) vertical pair, rough perfs at right, all tied by quartered open corks, red "New-York Am Pkt. Apr 20" exchange cds, "Paid-Only / To England" handstamp, red London (5.4.67) arrival backstamp, red "8.R" (reales) handstamp applied at the Spanish exchange office, Malaga (5.8) arrival backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Feldman, Pacetti.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Carried on New York & Bremen Steamship Company "Baltic" that departed New York April 20th and arrived at Southampton on May 4th 1867. The rate to Spain via Britain by American Packet was 21¢ between October 1858 and February 1867. This steamship line was short lived operating only from February to December 1867 with four steamships undertaking 17 round trips with an Atlantic Transit of 14 days.

Reference: Illustrated in U. S. Steamship Lines That Failed, p. 195.

Realized: $1,100

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