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WORLDWIDE & UNITED STATES SHIP MAIL continued...

CLIPPER SHIPS (Featuring Australian States) continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1201 c   Clipper ship cover collection, 26 covers or folded letters mounted on album pages, with historical and background notes, carried by mostly American built clipper ships in the 1840's and 1850's from a variety of points of origin, including fifteen from China, to California or the Northeast, all but one cover is stampless as the clipper ships had no mail contracts with the post office, ships include Ann McKim, often called the first clipper, Daring, with letter written on board the U.S. ship of war San Jacinto at Shanghai, China, Cyclone, Sea Serpent, Flying Fish, Argonaut, Flying Cloud, Santa Claus, Herald of the Morning, Chariot of Fame, Hurricane, and others, good variety of ship rates, several with forwarding agent's handstamp and some with interesting contents, generally fine-very fine. Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $30,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1202 c   New South Wales clipper ship cover collection, 21 folded letters or covers mainly to England, but also one to Denmark and two to the U.S., carried by clipper ships mostly in the 1850's, including Maid of Judah, Damascus, Woolloomoolloo, John Bunyan, Boomerang, Walter Hood, Morning Light, Lightning, Carnalie, Harbinger, Red Jacket and others, most franked by the 1851-55 issues and imperforate 1854-55 issues, most mounted and written up on album pages, some usual stamp and cover faults, most are fine-very fine and attractive. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1203 c   South Australia clipper ship cover collection, ten folded letters or covers mostly to Great Britain, but also one to France, one to Tasmania and one to Melbourne, carried on board clippers such as Boomerang, Champion of the Seas, Lightning, Oliver Lang, Red Jacket, White Swan, Morning Light and others, all 1855-56 usages, one stampless, the others with horizontal strips of three (4) or three singles 1855 2d Dull carmine (#2) or 6d Deep blue (#3), very fine and handsome group. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1204 c   Tasmainia clipper ship covers, six covers or folded letters, three with 1855 4d Deep blue (#6) to Great Britain, the others stampless, two of which are incoming from England, the third a gold rush letter to San Francisco, clippers are Shalimar, Ocean Chief, Red Jacket, Marco Polo, Architect and Champion of the Seas, very fine. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1205 c   Victoria clipper ship cover collection, a sizeable collection of 41 folded letters or covers from the 1850's carried by the famous clipper ships of the day, mostly to England, Scotland or Ireland, but also five to the U.S. and one to Tasmania, clippers include Red Jacket, Mermaid, Nora, Donald McKay, Sovereign of the Seas, Lightning, Indian Queen, Kent, Marco Polo, Blue Jacket, Ocean Chief, Invincible, Dover Castle, James Baines and many others, there are many better single and double rate frankings by the 1850 to 1860 issues including "half lengths" such as 1850 1d strip of four, 3d Blue pair, strip of four and two with a block of four (fronts only) to mention a few, some usual stamp and cover faults, most are fine-very fine; a very attractive and desirable lot. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $9,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
UNITED STATES NAVY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1206   [US Navy, Barbary Wars], Great content Autograph Letter Signed D. Humphreys as US minister to Spain, 3 pages, 4to, Lisbon, February 20, 1797. His retained copy of a letter to
the US minister to Great Britain, Rufus King, to whom he writes of gr[US Navy, Barbary Wars], Great content Autograph Letter Signed "D. Humphreys" as US minister to Spain, 3 pages, 4to, Lisbon, February 20, 1797. His retained copy of a letter to the US minister to Great Britain, Rufus King, to whom he writes of growing difficulties with Sultan Slimane of Morocco:"A Civil War exists in that Country, and the Sultan has long since given notice that his Cruizers should capture the vessels of all nations which they might find going to or coming from the Ports of Morocco, not in allegiance to him. This threat was not sufficient to prevent our vessels from trading with disloyal ports controlled by the Sultan's brothers, many of them armed (without Commission) to resist his Cruizers, he has likewise threatened to take all American vessels indiscriminately, if the Trade should not be immediately discontinued." Humphries has apprised the US government of the problem and protested to the Sultan. With the book: An Historical and Geographical Account of Algiers; Comprehending a Detail of Events Relative to the American Captives, James W. Stevens. Philadelphia, Hogan & M'Elroy, 1797. 12mo, contemporary calf with gilt spine. Fold-out frontis. Bookplate and label on pastedown. Worn exterior, some foxing.Humphreys, David - American soldier and diplomat (1752-1818); aide-de-camp to George Washington in the Continental Army, delivering to Congress the report of the British surrender at Yorktown; US minister to Spain. In the so-called Barbary Wars that began soon after Thomas Jefferson's inauguration in 1801, Morocco - the first country to have recognized the new republic's independence - would be the sole Barbary State to maintain good relations with the United States. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1207   [US Navy, Barbary Wars], Two letters signed, 1812 and 1815, regarding troubles along the north African coast, where piracy plagued American and European shipping. The first,
signed by US consul Tobias Lear is a manuscript circular letter from a[US Navy, Barbary Wars], Two letters signed, 1812 and 1815, regarding troubles along the north African coast, where piracy plagued American and European shipping. The first, signed by US consul "Tobias Lear" is a manuscript circular letter from aboard the USS Allegany, July 25, 1812, to US Charge d'Affaires Charles Coxe in Tunis. Lear reports that he has arrived at Algiers with military and naval stores: "In fulfillment of Treaty Stipulations; and...I received a message from the Dey, informing me that he would not receive the same, saying that the articles were not such in quantity or quality as he expected; and that the ship should leave the Regency immediately, with myself and all other American citizens in Algiers...This Act bears such evident marks of hostility...that I embrace the first moment to communicate the same to all consuls...that the same may be made known, without delay, to all the commanders of all American vessels...On the 13th instant a squadron of cruizers sailed from Algiers to the Eastward...and there is reason to apprehend that they had orders to capture American vessels. I shall proceed to Gibraltar..." Wear at left edge of first page affecting the first letters of several lines. The Dey of Algiers, emboldened because American ships already had their hands full with the English, used the pretext of insufficient tribute to resume depredations. The second letter, by MM Noah of the US consulate in Tunis, January 17, 1815, is to Secretary of War William Crawford, on the feasibility of using north African ports for the sale of prizes captured by American privateers against the English. The question would soon be moot, for a month earlier, the Treaty of Ghent had been signed, ending the War of 1812. American warships, free to respond to Algerian aggression, forced a new treaty in June 1815. The Dey again repudiated his agreement until an Anglo-Dutch fleet laid waste to Algiers in 1816, ending the Barbary Wars. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1208 c   [U.S.S. Essex], folded letter with integral address leaf datelined Paris (France) April 5th 1811 and endorsed Essex, entered the mails with well struck straightline ANNAPOLIS,
Md july 1. postmark, matching SHIP handstamp and [U.S.S. Essex], folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Paris (France) April 5th 1811" and endorsed "Essex", entered the mails with well struck straightline "ANNAPOLIS, Md july 1." postmark, matching "SHIP" handstamp and "14 1/2" rate to Philadelphia, harmless toned file fold, still fresh and extremely fine.The Navy frigate U.S.S. Essex was built in 1799 and played an important role in the Barbary Pirate wars and the War of 1812. In 1810 she was sent with dispatches to France, returning in July, 1811. At the time the French ports were under a blockade by the British. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1209 c   U.S. Steam Frigate Colorado, endorsement on two covers from the same correspondent to Trenton, N.J., first also endorsed Off the mouth of the Mississippi while on blockage
duty in 1861 and Ship letter, entered the mails with blue BU.S. Steam Frigate "Colorado", endorsement on two covers from the same correspondent to Trenton, N.J., first also endorsed "Off the mouth of the Mississippi" while on blockage duty in 1861 and "Ship letter," entered the mails with blue "Baltimore, Md./Jan 13" datestamp and matching "Due 3" in circle, second additionally endorsed "Off Mobile Bay" and "Ship letter," entered the mails with straightline "Ship Island/Miss." handstamp and manuscript "May 19" where it also received a manuscript "Ship Letter/5" due notation for 3c postage and 2c ship fee, latter with bottom flap missing, very fine pair. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1210 c   U.S.S. Kearsarge, At Sea on the way, Caldera DArica (Peru), August 20, 1868 dateline on four-page letter telling about an earthquake enclosed in cover to Portland, Maine
endorsed Ships Letter.U.S.S. Kearsage, entered the mails with BriU.S.S. Kearsarge, At Sea on the way, Caldera D'Arica (Peru), August 20, 1868 dateline on four-page letter telling about an earthquake enclosed in cover to Portland, Maine endorsed "Ships Letter.U.S.S. Kearsage," entered the mails with British three-line straightline "Panama/3 Sp 1868/Transit" postmark, arrived in U.S. with "New York/U.S. 34 Notes/Sep 14" exchange office datestamp, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1211 c   [U.S. Sloop Plymouth], folded letter with integral address leaf datelined Charleston (Mass.), April 30, 1845 addressed to Lieut. Sam Knox on board the U.S. Sloop Plymouth care
of Fitch Brothers & Co. at Marseilles, France, carried f[U.S. Sloop Plymouth], folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Charleston (Mass.), April 30, 1845" addressed to Lieut. Sam Knox on board the U.S. Sloop Plymouth care of Fitch Brothers & Co. at Marseilles, France, carried from Boston with red oval Harnden's forwarding agents handstamp via the Cunard Line to Liverpool, where it received their sailing ship illustrated forwarding agents handstamp, entered the mails with red "Liverpool/My 14, 1845" datestamp, red Boulogne French entry postmark and "PD" in oval, Marseilles arrival backstamp, very fine; a nice combination showing both Boston and Liverpool Harnden's office handstamps. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1212 c   U.S.S. Frigate Roanoke, perfectly struck straightline handstamp on oblong cover to New York, oval Ship and 3 due handstamps applied on arrival, October 28,1861 docket at left,
very fine.The U.S.S. Roanoke participate at the battle ofU.S.S. Frigate Roanoke, perfectly struck straightline handstamp on oblong cover to New York, oval "Ship" and "3" due handstamps applied on arrival, October 28,1861 docket at left, very fine.The U.S.S. Roanoke participate at the battle of Hampton Roads in March 1862 in the engagement of the Monitor and the Merrimack. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1213 c   [Mutiny on the U.S.S. Brig Somers], folded letter with integral address leaf to Schenectady, N.Y. with red Tarrytown, N.Y.Jan 24 (1843) datestamp, fresh and extremely fine.
Also includes two pamphlets, one Inquiry into The Somers M[Mutiny on the U.S.S. Brig Somers], folded letter with integral address leaf to Schenectady, N.Y. with red "Tarrytown, N.Y./Jan 24 (1843) datestamp, fresh and extremely fine. Also includes two pamphlets, one "Inquiry into The Somers Mutiny, with a full account of the execution of Spencer, Cromwell and Small," 48 pages published in 1843 by Greeley & McElrath, N.Y., the other is "Case of the Somers' Mutiny. Defence of Alexander Slidell MacKenzie," 32 pages by the same publisher in 1843.The letter from Alexander Slidell MacKenzie to S.W. Jones is in reply to an inquiry regarding the case of the mutiny under the dateline of January 20, 1843, just 19 days after the conclusion of the Naval Court of Inquiry into the matter. It reads in part: "...It is thought by everyone to have a more decided bearing on the case of the Somers than any other instance of the summary punishment to quell mutiny which has been cited: and the high sanction of the name of Washington consecrates the act. It is said however that the execution of the three mutineers of the New Jersey Line had the advantage over the case of the Somers, that the drumhead court martial held over them was strictly legal. But their execution took place after the mutiny was entirely quelled. It had for object the future advantage rather than the present safety of the country, and was an act of policy more than of indispensable necessity. Though the execution of those soldiers was more strictly legal than that of the mutineers of the Somers, it was preceded by fewer formalities, a less elaborate investigation, and a much shorter space of time to ascertain the innocence or guilt of the accused…. You are aware that mutiny or attempt to create mutiny in the naval service is punishable with death. All that the course pursued on board the Somers in the execution of the mutineers wanted to be completely legal was that I should have been a flag officer, and the individuals composing the counsel of officers, should all of them have been commissioned: three out of the four were so. … proof of the guilty participation in the meeting of at least two others; namely Wilson and McKinley. … The act was therefore not one of vengeance, not done to vindicate violated laws, but the strict necessity, and was carefully kept even at some risk within the bounds of necessity…. I have asked for a Court Martial, in order to protect me from all future process in the civil courts, although the prevailing opinion seems to be that they cannot take cognizance of my case. Believe me my dear Sir very truly /Your obliged and most obedient" Alexander and John were brother-in-laws to Commodore Matthew C. Perry. In September of 1842 Alexander was sent to Africa in command of the Somers with dispatches for the African Naval Squadron. On the return voyage, plans for a mutiny were discovered, which resulted in the court martial and execution of Midshipman Philip Spencer, the son of the Secretary of War, and two seamen, Cromwell and Small. The following day they were swung aloft and their bodies buried at sea. At that time mutiny or the very thought of mutiny on the high seas was punishable by death. The press, resulting in a court of naval inquiry, which upheld MacKenzie's actions, exploited the affair. This was followed by a court-martial, demanded by MacKenzie, in order to keep it out of the civil courts. The result was about the same - MacKenzie did just what the situation called for. After a diplomatic mission to Santa Anna in 1846, MacKenzie he acted as interpreter at the surrender of Vera Cruz. The Brig of War Somers capsized on December 8,1846 with the loss of 32 out of a crew of 76. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1214 c   [USS Swatara], Forwarded byJ. Cappes SonsSt. Thomas W.I., red double oval handstamp on cover to New Jersey, endorsed U.S. Stmr SwataraSt. Thomas W.I. and Ship letter, entered
the mails with New York Ship5 Cts.Mar 1 datestamp, very f[USS Swatara], Forwarded by/J. Cappe's Sons/St. Thomas W.I., red double oval handstamp on cover to New Jersey, endorsed "U.S. Stmr "Swatara"/St. Thomas W.I." and "Ship letter", entered the mails with "New York Ship/5 Cts./Mar 1" datestamp, very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1215 c   U.S. Navy covers, letters and correspondences, over 55 covers and over 45 letters (most often the cover with the original letter), principally from the 1860's, being largely the correspondence of George H. White, a member of the Engineering Corps of the U.S. Navy, written while on board the Colorado and the Nantucket while in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War, an later on the Pacific coast while on board the Resaca, the naval ship that carried the Commission to Sitka, Russian Alaska to negotiate the sale and transfer of Alaska from Russia to the U.S. in the spring of 1867, also many Basford correspondence covers written from Acapulco while on board the White Falcon, plus a range of other naval cover including Wachusett, Winona, Hartford, Pawnee, Jamestown, Alaska and others, nice range of ship and steamship markings and rates, some usual faults, largely fine-very fine, many with interesting and historical contents. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

WORLDWIDE

ARGENTINA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1216 c   [British Postal Agency in Buenos Aires] two each of Great Britain 1856 1- (28) and 1862 4p Vermilion (34) tied by B32 postmarks on 1863 folded cover to Paris, one 1- stamp
additionally tied by merchants oval handstamp, on reverse is Bueno[British Postal Agency in Buenos Aires] two each of Great Britain 1856 1/- (#28) and 1862 4p Vermilion (#34) tied by "B32" postmarks on 1863 folded cover to Paris, one 1/- stamp additionally tied by merchant's oval handstamp, on reverse is "Buenos Ayres/De 28/1862" postmark, red "London Paid/Fe 4/63" transit and two French receiving postmarks, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1217 c   [Great Britain + Argentina mixed franking] 1873 cover to France, Great Britain 1864 1p Red (33, plate 162) and 1865 4p Vermilion (43, plate 13) tied by B32 postmark, the 1c
overlaps Argentina 1867 5c Vermilion (20) which is tied by Buenos A[Great Britain + Argentina mixed franking] 1873 cover to France, Great Britain 1864 1p Red (#33, plate 162) and 1865 4p Vermilion (#43, plate 13) tied by "B32" postmark, the 1c overlaps Argentina 1867 5c Vermilion (#20) which is tied by "Buenos Aires O.M./17 ? 73" postmark, sent to Caen, with 1874 French receiving backstamp, "1 Pes" handstamp, cover with small part of flap missing and trivial tear at top, fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1218 c   [France + Argentina mixed franking] 1874 folded letter to Toulouse, France with two pairs of France 1871 25c Blue (58) used in combination with Argentina 1867 5c Vermilion 20)
all tied by anchor in dots cancellations, Argentina stamp also tied[France + Argentina mixed franking] 1874 folded letter to Toulouse, France with two pairs of France 1871 25c Blue (#58) used in combination with Argentina 1867 5c Vermilion #20) all tied by anchor in dots cancellations, Argentina stamp also tied by "D" in diamond, "Buenos Aires/Set/74" postmark also ties one French stamp, "Buenos Aires Paq. Fr. J No. 1/11 Sept. 74" octagonal postmark, blue oval merchant's handstamp, Bordeaux and Toulouse receiving backstamps, very fine and attractive. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
AUSTRALIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1219   Australian illustrated letterheads, six different comprised of elaborated allover lighthouse illustrated "The New Letter of Australia" (piece missing at lower right), a double page view of "The City of Melbourne," a large illustration of a native "Corrobbarry" ( a kind of rejoicing among themselves), a farming view, a native hunting an ostrich scene and a workshop scene, the last five written by a gold prospector back to his family in England from Fryers Creek, Victoria in 1855, fine-very fine. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1220 c   [A Frenchman visits the Outback], Victoria 1873 2d Violet (135) and 1867 6d Blue (116) tied by SandhurstSe 9, 74 duplex postmark to cover to Pairs, with hand illustrated
enclosure partially colored, showing a typical house with side details[A Frenchman visits the Outback], Victoria 1873 2d Violet (#135) and 1867 6d Blue (#116) tied by "Sandhurst/Se 9, 74" duplex postmark to cover to Pairs, with hand illustrated enclosure partially colored, showing a typical house with side details of fireplace and roofing, drawings of two different firemen, a policeman and a detailed diagram of the workings of a gold mine, plus the letter in French with a drawing of an aborigine, cover handstamped "Insufficiently/Paid" in London and charged "19" decimes due on arrival in Paris, six backstamps, cover edge flaws, still very fine and attractive. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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