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PUERTO RICO POSTAL HISTORY

PRE-PHILATELIC INLAND POSTAL ROUTES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
501 c   The Francisco and Edward Acevedo landmark study of the pre-philatelic inland postal routes of Puerto Rico, 110 stampless covers or fronts all mounted and written-up in great
detail, with interesting historical notes about the towns, on exhibitionThe Francisco and Edward Acevedo landmark study of the pre-philatelic inland postal routes of Puerto Rico, 110 stampless covers or fronts all mounted and written-up in great detail, with interesting historical notes about the towns, on exhibition pages, and arranged in accordance by the three inland postal routes established in 1813, the Northern, Southern and Eastern, each of which started in San Juan, Mr. Acevedo succeeded in assembling a collection of each different type of known postal marking from each designated town along all three postal routes, including many unique or exceedingly rare items starting with an original example of the 1811 Royal Order establishing these routes, there are 46 covers from the Northern route including blue "GUAINABO" (one of two known), blue "BAYAMON" (only one known), red "TOA-BAJA" (only one known), blue "VEGA-BAJA.FRANCO" (one of three known), red "MOROVIS" (one of two known), red "CIALES" (one of two known), black "MANATI" (only one known), red "ARECIBO" (one of four known), blue "ARECIBO" (one of three known) with unique "SIN CARGO" in arc, red "UTUADO" (one of two known), blue "HATILLO" (one of three known), black "HATILLO" (unique), red "MOCA" (one of two known), black "FRANCO/PEPINO" (only one known), black "AGUADA" (one of four known), blue "RINCON" (one of two known), red "ANASCO" (only one known), black "ANASCO" (only one known), black "MARICAO" (one of two known) and red "CABO ROJO" (one of two known), then there are 32 covers from the Southern route including black "CANGREJO" (only one known), black "RIOPIEDRAS" (one of four known), black "TRUJILLO/BAJO" (one of four known), black "AGUASBUENAS" (only one known), blue "AGUASBUENAS" (one of two known), blue "SABANA/DELPALMAR" (only one known), blue "SABANADEL/PALMAR" (one of four known), red "CIDRA" and black "CAGUAS" on same cover (unique combination), blue "CIDRA" (one of four known), blue "FRANCO/CAYEY" (only one known), green "BARROS" (one of four known), blue "BARRAN/QUITAS" (only one known), blue "BARRAN/QUITAS" with flourish (one of two known), black "AIBONITO" (one of three known), blue "ADJUNTAS" (one of four known), black "ADJUNTAS" (one of five known), large black "PENUELAS" (one of five known) and small black "PENUELAS" (only one known), small red "GUAYANYLLA" (only one known) and red "SANGERMAN" (one of two known), and finally, the Eastern route with fancy blue crowned shovel "FERNANDO DE LA CAROLINA" (only one known), blue "RIO-GRANDE" (one of four known), black "RIO-GRANDE" (only one known), black "SEIBA." (one of four known), blue "NAGUABO" (only one known), red "NAGUABO" in wavy oval (one of two known), black "NAGUABO" (one of four known), black "HUMACAO" with small black "NAGUABO" (only such combination known), black "HUMACAO" (one of two known), black "JUNCOS" (one of three known), black "PIEDRAS" (one of four known), blue "MAUNABO" (one of three known), red "ARROYO" (one of two known), red "GUAYAMA" (one of four known), blue "GUAYAMA" (one of four known), blue "GUAYAMA/PUERTO RICO" fancy c.d.s. (one of four known), black "Sta YSABEL/DE COAMO" (one of three known), blue "Sta YSABEL" (only one known) and ending with black "VIEQUES" (one of four known), the condition is well above the norm for Puerto Rico stampless covers, some have usual toning or aging and some with the ubiquitous worm holes, but many are fine-very fine with overwhelmingly very fine strikes; it took the Acevedos over 30 years of diligent searching to assemble this fabulous award winning seven-frame collection. (imagea) (Image) Est. $30,000-40,000

SOLD for $24,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
STAMPLESS COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
502 c   CAGUAS., well-struck Ty. 1 blue straightline on 1849 commercial folded letter to Patillas with ms. 1½ reales postage due, blue Isla dePto. Rico2 Oct, 1849 backstamp, a bit of
ink erosion and stained at right from mended tears, extremely fineCAGUAS., well-struck Ty. 1 blue straightline on 1849 commercial folded letter to Patillas with ms. "1½" reales postage due, blue "Isla de/Pto. Rico/2 Oct, 1849 backstamp, a bit of ink erosion and stained at right from mended tears, extremely fine strike. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
503 c   CAYEY, perfectly struck blue straightline on Official cover front to the Mayor at Caguas, ms. R.S. at top for Real Servicio and 2Rs manuscript rate, very
fine.CAYEY, perfectly struck blue straightline on Official cover front to the Mayor at Caguas, ms. "R.S." at top for Real Servicio and "2Rs" manuscript rate, very fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
504 c   COAMO., mostly bold blue straightline handstamp used as a routing mark on reverse of 1848 folded letter to Ponce, ms. 1½ reales rate, red Isla dePto. Rico7 ENo, 1848 c.d.s.,
remarkably fresh and clean, very fine this is the only cover knowCOAMO., mostly bold blue straightline handstamp used as a routing mark on reverse of 1848 folded letter to Ponce, ms. "1½" reales rate, red "Isla de/Pto. Rico/7 ENo, 1848" c.d.s., remarkably fresh and clean, very fine; this is the only cover known with this straightline postmark; ex-Rudman. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
505 c   HUMACAO, fully struck Ty. 2 straightline handstamp in green on Official cover to the Mayor at Guayama from the Humacao Court of Justice, very clean but with some worm holes,
very fine strike one of only five known examples ex-Roca.HUMACAO, fully struck Ty. 2 straightline handstamp in green on Official cover to the Mayor at Guayama from the Humacao Court of Justice, very clean but with some worm holes, very fine strike; one of only five known examples; ex-Roca. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
506 c   MANATI, bold red Ty. 1 straightline handstamp in red on Official cover to the District Judge at Arecibo, fresh but with worm holes slightly affecting the marking, very fine
strike extremely rare with only a couple examples recorded ex-Roca.MANATI, bold red Ty. 1 straightline handstamp in red on Official cover to the District Judge at Arecibo, fresh but with worm holes slightly affecting the marking, very fine strike; extremely rare with only a couple examples recorded; ex-Roca. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
507 c   MAYAGUEZ, clear red Ty. 1 straightline postmark on large Official full cover to Ponce, ms. 6½ reales postage due for 3¼ oz, very fine.MAYAGUEZ, clear red Ty. 1 straightline postmark on large Official full cover to Ponce, ms. "6½" reales postage due for "3¼" oz, very fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
508 c   MOROVIS, strong blue straightline postmark on Judicial service cover to the district judge in Arecibo, cover with two flaps mostly missing and worm holes away from postmark,
very fine strike.MOROVIS, strong blue straightline postmark on Judicial service cover to the district judge in Arecibo, cover with two flaps mostly missing and worm holes away from postmark, very fine strike. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
509 c   UTUADO, bold Ty. 1 straightline handstamp in red on Official cover to the District Judge at Arecibo, ms. Vo Bo (Visito Bueno) for free at upper left, some aging and worm holes,
very fine strike one of only two examples recorded in red ex-RoUTUADO, bold Ty. 1 straightline handstamp in red on Official cover to the District Judge at Arecibo, ms. "Vo Bo" (Visito Bueno) for free at upper left, some aging and worm holes, very fine strike; one of only two examples recorded in red; ex-Roca. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
510 c   UTUADO, Ty. 1 straightline handstamp in blue-green on small Official cover to Head Judge at Arecibo, ms. R.S. (real servicio) at top and municipal seal on reverse, minor worm
holes, fine and rare fewer than twelve examples are believed to exisUTUADO, Ty. 1 straightline handstamp in blue-green on small Official cover to Head Judge at Arecibo, ms. "R.S." (real servicio) at top and municipal seal on reverse, minor worm holes, fine and rare; fewer than twelve examples are believed to exist in blue; ex-Roca.. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
511 c   VIEQUES, full strike in black from this island off the east coast of Puerto Rico on Official cover to San Juan, ms. 23 rate and R.S. (real servicio) at top, blue 2 Rs. due
handstamp, cover aged, two side flaps missing and some worm holes awVIEQUES, full strike in black from this island off the east coast of Puerto Rico on Official cover to San Juan, ms. "23" rate and "R.S." (real servicio) at top, blue "2 Rs." due handstamp, cover aged, two side flaps missing and some worm holes away from postmarks, very fine strike; quite rare, with probably fewer than ten examples extant. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
512 c   Puerto Rico stampless covers collection balance, seventeen covers or fronts from the pre-philatelic period, mostly with straightline town cancels including green "Aguadilla." "A" of Abono indicating pre-payment (3), "Cayey," "Ciales," "Corozal," boxed "Guyama," "Guayanilla," "Gurabo," "Ponce" and "Sangerman," some with worm holes and/or aging, generally fine for these. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
CROWNS OVERSEAS POSTAL SERVICE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
513 c   PUERTO RICO., perfectly struck bold straightline handstamp on folded cover to Barcelona, red CADIZ arrival and orange 13 reales due handstamps, fresh and clean, extremely fine
this style of straightline postmark is unrecorded ex-Roca.PUERTO RICO., perfectly struck bold straightline handstamp on folded cover to Barcelona, red "CADIZ" arrival and orange "13" reales due handstamps, fresh and clean, extremely fine; this style of straightline postmark is unrecorded; ex-Roca. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
514 c   PUERTO RICO, clear Ty. 5 double oval postmark in red on 1838 folded letter from La Guaira, Venezuela to Tenerife, Canary Islands, carried out of the mails to Puerto Rico where
the red oval dispatch handstamp was applied, large 5R* due handstampPUERTO RICO, clear Ty. 5 double oval postmark in red on 1838 folded letter from La Guaira, Venezuela to Tenerife, Canary Islands, carried out of the mails to Puerto Rico where the red oval dispatch handstamp was applied, large "5R*" due handstamp applied on arrival in the Canary Islands, very fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
515 c   PUERTO RICO, well struck Ty. 5 double oval postmark in red on 1841 folded letter to Madrid, endorsed per Bergantin Pedrito at bottom left, bold 7R due handstamp applied upon
entry at Cadiz, 1841 backstamp, fresh and extremely fine.PUERTO RICO, well struck Ty. 5 double oval postmark in red on 1841 folded letter to Madrid, endorsed per "Bergantin Pedrito" at bottom left, bold "7R" due handstamp applied upon entry at Cadiz, 1841 backstamp, fresh and extremely fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
516 c   ISLA DEPTO.-RICO, 12 Apr. 1844 beautifully struck Ty. 6 Baeza style datestamp in red on folded cover to London rated 15 due in ms., c.d.s. repeated at left, backstamped, left
datestamp affected by file crease, fine early use.ISLA DE/PTO.-RICO, 12 Apr. 1844 beautifully struck Ty. 6 "Baeza" style datestamp in red on folded cover to London rated "1/5" due in ms., c.d.s. repeated at left, backstamped, left datestamp affected by file crease, fine early use. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
517 c   ISLA DEPTO.-RICO, 20 Dec. 1850 Ty. 6 Baeza style datestamp in blue on folded cover to Madrid, large red 5Rs. due handstamp applied on arrival and 1851 backstamp repeated on
front, very fine.ISLA DE/PTO.-RICO, 20 Dec. 1850 Ty. 6 "Baeza" style datestamp in blue on folded cover to Madrid, large red "5Rs." due handstamp applied on arrival and 1851 backstamp repeated on front, very fine. (Image) Est. $100-150

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
518 c   Pto. RICOFRANCO oval Ty. 8 postmark struck twice in red on folded letter to Paris datelined Poto Rico a 18 Avril 1808 written by a French trader who writes that the letter will
be sent on the ship Sersonne bound for Cadiz, he paid 5 rPto. RICO/FRANCO oval Ty. 8 postmark struck twice in red on folded letter to Paris datelined "Poto Rico a 18 Avril 1808 written by a French trader who writes that the letter will be sent on the ship "Sersonne" bound for Cadiz, he paid 5 reales at the Spanish post office where the oval postmark was applied twice, vessel transited through Cuba, then across the Atlantic, landing at La Coruna in northwest Spain, then overland to Paris arriving at the Bureau Central with "3" with dot in circle handstamp, rated "19" decimes due in ms. (18 decimes for 11 gram letter travelling less than 1,000 km, plus 1 decime sea charge), very fine and highly desirable; the earliest known letter with a Puerto Rico postmark; ex-Gallagher. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
519 c   Pt. RICOFRANCO, perfectly struck Ty. 9 oval postmark on 1829 folded letter to Barcelona, wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine and choice one of only five recorded
examples.Pt. RICO/FRANCO, perfectly struck Ty. 9 oval postmark on 1829 folded letter to Barcelona, wonderfully fresh and clean, extremely fine and choice; one of only five recorded examples. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
520 c   PUERTO RICOFRANCO., beautifully struck Ty. 10 red oval handstamp on 1842 folded letter to Cervera, Spain, fresh and extremely fine ex-Roca.PUERTO RICO/FRANCO., beautifully struck Ty. 10 red oval handstamp on 1842 folded letter to Cervera, Spain, fresh and extremely fine; ex-Roca. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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