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Sale 93: The Dale Forster Collection of Australian - United States Mails

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Two Capes - ARM Steamship Contract

Lot 4026    

Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Dec. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. via Liverpool, blue folded letter bearing Victoria, Half-length, 3d blue, fourth printing (SG 11) tied by "1 V" barred oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, DC 16, 1853" rimless oval, carried as endorsed by ARM Sydney via Cape of Good Hope non-contract sailing, reverse with red London (3.19) transit and blue Liverpool (3.20) arrival cds, manuscript "8" pence ship due rating paid by Brown Shipley & Co., forwarded with Liverpool (3.22) backstamp and "3/Cents" debit handstamp to U.S., carried transatlantic by Collins Line Arctic from Liverpool Mar. 23rd to New York arriving Apr. 5th, bold strike of New York "24" due handstamp; central fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $2,000

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