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WORLDWIDE & UNITED STATES SHIP MAIL continued...

CLIPPER SHIPS (Featuring Australian States) continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1181 c   Emeu, New South Wales 1854 6d Grey (29) and 1856 (6d) Orange and blue Registration (F1), mostly large margins to just touching at top, tied by 55 in dotted circle to 8
November, 1858 registered folded letter with integral address leaf toEmeu, New South Wales 1854 6d Grey (#29) and 1856 (6d) Orange and blue Registration (#F1), mostly large margins to just touching at top, tied by "55" in dotted circle to 8 November, 1858 registered folded letter with integral address leaf to Edinburgh, Scotland, Newcastle, N.S.W./No 9, 1858" datestamp and boxed "Registered/Newcastle" handstamp, endorsed "R.M. Emeu", "Sydney, N.S.W./No 10, 1858" backstamp, oval "Registered/London/11 Ja 59" transit and Edinburgh arrival backstamp the next day, cover with trifle heavy vertical file crease at center and light file crease through the 6d stamp, very fine usage. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1182 c   Fiery Cross, folded cover to Shanghai, China endorsed pr Fiery Cross with India 1854 1a Red (4), ample to huge margins, tied by octagonal B1 killer, bold oval Forwarded
byMackinnon Mackenzie & CoCalcutta handstamp and Hong Kong30Fiery Cross, folded cover to Shanghai, China endorsed "pr Fiery Cross" with India 1854 1a Red (#4), ample to huge margins, tied by octagonal "B/1" killer, bold oval "Forwarded by/Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co/Calcutta" handstamp and "Hong Kong/30 Mr, 1856" transit backstamp, rated 8d due on arrival, docketed as having been written on 14 March, fresh and extremely fine.The Fiery Cross was a British tea clipper of 788 tons. This was the first of two ships to bear this name. She was built at Liverpool in 1855 and was wrecked in the China sea in 1859. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1183 c   General McClellan, red and black printed advertisement with portrait of McClellan on back of 1c Brown postal card (UX1) used within the city of San Francisco, CarrierJun 10
backstamp, extremely fine. The Genl McClellan was an AmericaGeneral McClellan, red and black printed advertisement with portrait of McClellan on back of 1c Brown postal card (#UX1) used within the city of San Francisco, "Carrier/Jun 10" backstamp, extremely fine. The Gen'l McClellan was an American clipper operating in the New York to California trade. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1184 c   Georgiana, Victoria 1858 6d Blue (30, cut at left), tied by 1 in barred oval to 16 February, 1859 folded letter with integral address leaf to San Francisco endorsed Georgiana,
Melbourne?Fe 16, 59 backstamp, San Francisco, CalMay 9, 1Georgiana, Victoria 1858 6d Blue (#30, cut at left), tied by "1" in barred oval to 16 February, 1859 folded letter with integral address leaf to San Francisco endorsed "Georgiana", "Melbourne?Fe 16, 59" backstamp, "San Francisco, Cal/May 9, 1859" arrival datestamp and matching clamshell "Ship/6" handstamp, 82 days in transit, very fine; ex-Carhart. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1185 c   Hornet, folded letter with integral address leaf datelined Canton (China) 11 Jan 1852, entered with mails at New York with 6 in circle ship rate handstamp, remailed to
Newport, R.I. with 3c Dull red (11 affixed over the rate handstamp anHornet, folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Canton (China) 11 Jan 1852", entered with mails at New York with "6" in circle ship rate handstamp, remailed to Newport, R.I. with 3c Dull red (#11 affixed over the rate handstamp and tied by "New York/Mar 12" datestamp, stamp partially lifted to reveal the rate handstamp, carried from Canton to New York via Cape of Good Hope in a record voyage of 60 days, very fine; illustrated in The United States Post Offices in China and Japan by Frajola, Perlman and Scamp on page 10, very fine.The Horner was an extreme clipper built by Westervelt & Mackay in 1851. She was destroyed by fire, enroute to San Francisco, on January 11, 1866. The mate had gone below and somehow his lantern caused an explosion. The Captain, two passengers and the crew left the sinking ship in the long boat and two quarter boats. The Captain, in the long boat with 14 others, reached Hawaii in a pitiable condition after 43 days. The two quarter boats, with 16 persons, were never heard from and apparently perished at sea. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1186 c   James Baines, a Black Ball Line fast clipper packet, two singles Victoria 1850 3d Blue, Ty. I (3, S.G. 11a), both with margins all around, tied to folded letter with integral
address leaf to London, originated with rimless Geelong, VictoriJames Baines, a Black Ball Line fast clipper packet, two singles Victoria 1850 3d Blue, Ty. I (#3, S.G. #11a), both with margins all around, tied to folded letter with integral address leaf to London, originated with rimless "Geelong, Victoria/No 26, 1855" backstamp and endorsed "p James Baines," Melbourne transit backstamp, red "Austrailian Packet/Paid/Liverpool/Mr 4, 56" entry postmark and red London arrival datestamp applied the next day, 100 days to Liverpool, fresh and extremely fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1187 c   European and Australian Line, James Baines, Western Australia horizontal pair 1854 1d Black (1), huge margins to touching and 4d Blue (3), large margins to touching at right,
tied by barred ovals to cover to England, crowned oval Post OfficeFEuropean and Australian Line, James Baines, Western Australia horizontal pair 1854 1d Black (#1), huge margins to touching and 4d Blue (#3), large margins to touching at right, tied by barred ovals to cover to England, crowned oval "Post Office/Fremantle/Western Australia" postmark, red "Paid/24 Sp, 1857" arrival postmark ties the stamps, date corresponds to the arrival of P&O steamer Colombo in London from Alexandria, very fine. We have never seen a cover out of Western Australia that could be identified as having been carried by a clipper. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1188 c   Kate Hooper, cover to San Francisco forwarded with red boxed Jas. StephensonCommission MerchantsHong Kong handstamp and with manuscript Pr. Clipper Ship, Kate Hooper, Capt.
Jackson directive, entered the mails with San Francisco, Cal.Kate Hooper, cover to San Francisco forwarded with red boxed "Jas. Stephenson/Commission Merchants/Hong Kong" handstamp and with manuscript "Pr. Clipper Ship, Kate Hooper, Capt. Jackson" directive, entered the mails with "San Francisco, Cal./5 May" datestamp and matching clamshell "Ship/6" handstamp, very fine.Kate Hooper was a medium ship of 1,488 tons built by Hunt & Wagner at Baltimore for J.J. Hooper in 1852. Captain John J. Jackson was her first commander until about 1862. If the pencil "1853" date is correct, then this cover must have been sent on the return voyage from her first trip to China. The following copy is from "American Clipper Ships" by Howe and Matthews, 1926, Salem, Mass.: "Late in 1857, her freight of 600 coolies, bound from China to Havana, mutinied and several times tried to take possession of the ship before Anjer was reached. After leaving Gaspar Straits they had control of the 'tween decks and had fired the ship in three places. The officers restored order after shooting four and hanging one of the Chinamen. Captain Jackson was sick at the time and on Nov. 23rd asked a Dutch man-of-war to tow his ship into Melbourne. On arriving at Havana, the crew mutinied and the vessel was detained 11 days. The ringleaders were sent to the United States to be tried."The Hooper, under Captain Johnson, sailed from Hong Kong, Oct. 28, 1862; passed Anjer, Nov. 16th, and arrived at Melbourne, Dec. 15th. On the 29th, while lying in Hobson's Bay, she was discovered to be on fire. About 300 tons of cargo had been discharged into lighters, leaving 1500 tons still aboard. She was scuttled in 18 feet of water and burned to the water's edge. The fire was believed to have been set by a Chinese member of the crew. The vessel and cargo was sold for £2,400 to Bright Bros. of Melbourne. She was raised, repaired and rigged as a bark and under the name Salamander, of 929 tons, as rebuilt, was registered as late as 1871, owned as above, and commanded by Captain Hudson. Her name does not appear in registers of 1874. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1189 c   Kent, Tasmania 1855 2d Green (5) and 4d Deep blue (6) tied by 64 in barred oval to 7 May 1856 folded letter with integral address leaf to Edinburgh, Scotland and endorsed Per
Kent, Via Melbourne, red General Post OfficeHobart-TownMyKent, Tasmania 1855 2d Green (#5) and 4d Deep blue (#6) tied by "64" in barred oval to 7 May 1856 folded letter with integral address leaf to Edinburgh, Scotland and endorsed "Per Kent, Via Melbourne," red "General Post Office/Hobart-Town/My 29, 1856" departure datestamp, red tombstone "Paid/Liverpool/Ship/Sp 19, 56" entry postmark and backstamped on arrival the next day, very fine.The Kent was a Blackwall Frigate built for Money Wigram & Sons in 1853. Although advertised as a clipper, she was a small ship of 998 tons without the sharp hull lines, but for her size carried rigging and canvas sail equal to that of a clipper. She was one of the fastest and finest ships of her day. She was wrecked on Bareson Head, Geelong, Australia on 1 January, 1871. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1190 c   Lightning, folded cover to Shanghai, China endorsed pr Lightning with India 1854 1a Red (4), clear to huge margins, tied by octagonal B1 killer, Hong Kong transit backstamp,
rated 8d due on arrival, docketed as having been written 19 JaLightning, folded cover to Shanghai, China endorsed "pr Lightning" with India 1854 1a Red (#4), clear to huge margins, tied by octagonal "B/1" killer, Hong Kong transit backstamp, rated 8d due on arrival, docketed as having been written 19 January, 1856, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1191 c   Marco Polo, two Victoria 1850 3d Light blue, Ty. II (3a, S.G. 7), tied to J. Valentine allover Ocean Penny Postage propaganda cover to London endorsed By Ship Marco Polo, red
oval Ship Letter MelbourneOc 9, 1852 backstamp and red LondMarco Polo, two Victoria 1850 3d Light blue, Ty. II (#3a, S.G. #7), tied to J. Valentine allover Ocean Penny Postage propaganda cover to London endorsed "By Ship Marco Polo," "red oval "Ship Letter Melbourne/Oc 9, 1852" backstamp and red London 7 December, 1852 arrival backstamp, 80 days in transit, small bit of cover edge missing at top right not noted on the certificate, otherwise very fine; 1974 BPA certificate; ex-Knapp.The Marco Polo was one of the first large clipper ships to engage in the Australia to Liverpool trade. She was a Canadian built vessel constructed by James Smith at Marsh Creek, New Brunswick in 1850. The Marco Polo was the pioneer clipper of the famous Black Ball Fleet owned by James Baines of London. In 1883 she was beached in a leaky condition on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, where she broke in two during a storm and was destroyed. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1192 c   Marco Polo, South Australia horizontal strip of three 1855 2d Dull carmine (2), ample to huge margins all around, tied by grid to 9 July, 1855 folded letter with integral
address leaf to Neustadt, Germany and endorsed By the Marcopolo, redMarco Polo, South Australia horizontal strip of three 1855 2d Dull carmine (#2), ample to huge margins all around, tied by grid to 9 July, 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to Neustadt, Germany and endorsed "By the Marcopolo," red "Paid, Adelaide S.A./Jy 13, 1855" datestamp and carried to Melbourne to be placed on board the Marco Polo, arrived in England with red "Austrailan Packet/Paid/Liverpool/Oc 20, 1855" postmark, departed London for Germany with red "Paid/22 Oc, 1855" datestamp, red "England Per Aachen/23 10" transit and blue boxed "Neustadt/24 Oct." backstamps, 104 days in transit, very fine and handsome. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1193 c   Montmorency, two Victoria 1854 6d Dull orange (17, S.G. 32a) and 1854 1- Rose and blue Registration (F1, S.G. 34), huge margins to clear at top, tied to registered cover to
London endorsed Montmorency, backstamped Melbourne, VictoriaOMontmorency, two Victoria 1854 6d Dull orange (#17, S.G. 32a) and 1854 1/- Rose and blue Registration (#F1, S.G. #34), huge margins to clear at top, tied to registered cover to London endorsed "Montmorency," backstamped "Melbourne, Victoria/Oc 14, 1856", oval "Registered, G.P.O./7 Ja, 1857" arrival datestamp, very fine double rate usage.The Montmorency was a wooden clipper of 751 tons built by T.C. Lee in Quebec in 1854. She operated in the Australia trade under the Black Ball flag, between Melbourne and London. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1194 c   Pride of the Sea, New South Wales 1852 3d Yellow green (17d), clear to large margins, tied by grid to 27th August, 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to New York,
endorsed Pr Pride of the Sea, Sydney, N.S.W.Sr 1, 1855 backstaPride of the Sea, New South Wales 1852 3d Yellow green (#17d), clear to large margins, tied by grid to 27th August, 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to New York, endorsed "Pr Pride of the Sea," "Sydney, N.S.W./Sr 1, 1855" backstamp, "6" in circle ship rate handstamp applied upon arrival in New York, very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1195 c   Raven, folded letter with integral address leaf to Newport, R.I. datelined at Canton (China), 21st March, 1852 and endorsed pr Raven, entered the mails with 6 in circle ship
rate handstamp and remailed with 3c Dull red (11) tied by U.Raven, folded letter with integral address leaf to Newport, R.I. datelined at "Canton (China), 21st March, 1852" and endorsed "pr Raven", entered the mails with "6" in circle ship rate handstamp and remailed with 3c Dull red (#11) tied by "U.S. Express Mail/N York, N.Y./7 Jul" datestamp, very fine. The Raven, an American built clipper sailing from 1851-75, made this run from Canton to New York in 108 days. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1196 c   Red Jacket, New South Wales 1852 3d Yellow green (17d) and 1854 6d Grey (29), large margins, tied by grid to folded cover from Sydney to Newburg, Scotland and endorsed pr Red
Jacket, crowned SydneyNew South WalesAp 17, 1855 backstamp,Red Jacket, New South Wales 1852 3d Yellow green (#17d) and 1854 6d Grey (#29), large margins, tied by grid to folded cover from Sydney to Newburg, Scotland and endorsed "pr Red Jacket," crowned "Sydney/New South Wales/Ap 17, 1855" backstamp, red tombstone "Paid/Liverpool/Ship/Jy 25, 1855" transit and green Newburgh backstamps two days later, very fine; ex-Forster. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1197 c   Salsette, Victoria 1854 1- Blue (18, S.G. 25) and 1857-61 2d Lilac laid paper rouletted (47, S.G. 70) tied to cover to Madison, Wisconsin endorsed p Salsette, via Suez, Malta,
England and New York, backstamped MelbourneFe 15, 59, arSalsette, Victoria 1854 1/- Blue (#18, S.G. #25) and 1857-61 2d Lilac laid paper rouletted (#47, S.G. #70) tied to cover to Madison, Wisconsin endorsed "p Salsette, via Suez, Malta, England and New York," backstamped "Melbourne/Fe 15, 59", arrived in England with red "London/Paid/Ap 11, 59" datestamp, manuscript "8" and "16" rates for 24c trans-Atlantic cariage (3c British, 16c American Packet and 5c inland postage), then "N. York Am Pkt 5/Apr 26" entry postmark, upon arrival in Madison it was forwarded to Decorah, Iowa with 3c Dull red (#26) tied by Madison datestamp, very fine. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1198 c   [Wreck of the Schomberg], October 2nd 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to Bathurst, New South Wales carried on the historic and tragic maiden voyage of the
Schomberg and endorsed Per Clipper Ship, Schomberg from, Liv[Wreck of the Schomberg], October 2nd 1855 folded letter with integral address leaf to Bathurst, New South Wales carried on the historic and tragic maiden voyage of the Schomberg and endorsed "Per Clipper Ship, Schomberg from, Liverpool, Oct 5th, 1855", salvaged and backstamped "Sydney, N.S.E./Se 31, 1855" and "Bathurst/Ja 2, 1856", Great Britain stamp missing due to dampness, very fine; only two or three covers are known to exist from this wreck.The clipper ship Schomberg was built by A. Hall at Aberdeen, Scotland in 1854-55 for the Black Ball Line. She was registered at 2,400 tons with a spread of 16,000 square yards of canvas sail, making her the largest and finest British built clipper of her day. She left Liverpool on her maiden voyage on 6 October, 1855 with 430 passengers, 3,000 tons of cargo and the Royal Mails for Australia. On the night of 27 December, 1855 she ran aground in bad weather on Cape Otway, about 100 miles southwest of Melbourne. Although a complete wreck, there was no loss of life and eventually all the mails were recovered. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1199 c   Sea Witch, two historical folded letters with integral address leaves with Sea Witch directive, one datelined Boston, Decr 16, 1846 and carried on her maiden voyage to Canton,
China on 23 December, 1846 under the command of Captain R.H. WSea Witch, two historical folded letters with integral address leaves with "Sea Witch" directive, one datelined "Boston, Decr 16, 1846" and carried on her maiden voyage to Canton, China on 23 December, 1846 under the command of Captain R.H. Waterman, with red oval "Forwarded by/Goodhue & Co./New York" handstamp on reverse, the second datelined "Canton (China), Jan 2, 1849" and carried on the last leg of her record "round the world" voyage to New York via Cape Hope, arriving on 25 March, 1850 with red "6" in circle due handstamp, both illustrated in United States Post Offices in China and Japan by Frajola, Perlman and Scamp on page 9, very fine pair.The Sea Witch, the famous American clipper, holds the round the world record for ships under sail. She competed her maiden voyage to Canton is 92 days. The second cover was carried from Canton the New York in record time via Cape of Good Hope. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1200 c   Star King, manuscript directive on two covers carried on the same trip from Hong Kong to San Francisco, both entering the mails with San Francisco, Cal.Dec 5, 1857 datestamps,
first to Nevada, California with large SHIP and 5 handstampStar King, manuscript directive on two covers carried on the same trip from Hong Kong to San Francisco, both entering the mails with "San Francisco, Cal./Dec 5, 1857" datestamps, first to Nevada, California with large "SHIP" and "5" handstamps (2c ship fee and 3c postage for under 3,000 miles), the other a folded letter to San Francisco datelined "6th Oct. 1857" with red boxed "Jas. Stephenson" Hong Kong forwarding agents handstamp and "Ship/6" clamshell handstamp (2c ship fee, plus 2c local postage and 2c extra at port of call only), both fresh and extremely fine. The Star King an American clipper sailing from 1854-62 made this run in 52 days. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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