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

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New Zealand's Panama Line

Lot 4091    

1867 (May 20) Pittsburgh Pa. to Waterloo, Victoria, cover bearing United States 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), s.e. at right, each canceled by matching blue geometrics duplexed with "Pittsburgh Pa., May 20" cds. New York red "12" credit handstamp, carried by American steamship to Colon, railroad across Isthmus, "Panama, JU 11 67" transit cds, carried by New Zealand Line Mataura to Sydney arriving Jul. 31st, reverse with Sydney (7.1) transit and blue Melbourne (8.3) entry cds, matching "6d, More to Pay" oval handstamp, Beaufort (8.5) and Waterloo (8.6) backstamps; 10¢ corner flaw from edge placement, light stain at bottom, F.-V.F. and very early use of the "More to Pay" oval.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Mail by Panama Line to the Australian Colonies other than New South Wales was charged 6 pence upon arrival since they had not paid to be signatories on the mail contract. The "More to Pay" handstamp was introduced in 1866.

Realized: $575

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