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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 4093    

Australian States: New South Wales, 1867 (Sep. 30) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I., cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40), rich color, tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, SP 30, 67" cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line Kaikoura to Panama arriving Nov. 3rd, across Isthmus by railroad, then steamship from Colon to New York, "N.Y. Steamship '10' Nov 20" cds for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced at left with nicks affecting "Via Panama" endorsement, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

New York used three distinctive markings on Panama Line mail - the large circle "STEAMSHIP 10" circular handstamp, small "N.Y. Steamship 10" cds seen here and the depreciated currency "New York, 10 U.S. Notes" cds seen on the Mar. 31st 1868 use from Sydney.

Realized: $550

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