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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale - 76

United States & Possessions

Autographs
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1   imageCharles & Anne Lindbergh Signed Photograph. Unusual 1930's 6½x8½' photograph complete signatures of both "Charles A. Lindbergh" and "Anne Lindbergh" below each figure, showing couple in front of their house, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

A RARE PERSONAL EXAMPLE OF A SIGNED CHARLES & ANNE LINDBERGH PHOTOGRAPH. (Image1)
Est. $1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2       imageWilliam H. Taft. Bold free frank "Wm. H. Taft" signature as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on "The White House, Official Business" penalty imprint envelope addressed to Edward Stern, New York City, "Washington D.C. May 15" duplex with "Del." cancel, Very Fine, ex-Stern, Kantor, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED "FREE FRANKS" OF CHIEF JUSTICE TAFT.

The three recorded Taft "Free Franks" while Chief Justice:
1. May 15, 1928 Washington D.C. to William T. Marshall, Washington D.C., legal-size (Pictured A.S.C.C. pg. 218)
2. May 15 (1928) Washington D.C. to Edward Stern at New York City, the cover offered here.
3. Undated, Battle Creek Mich. to William T. Marshall, Washington D.C., legal-size, Rumsey Sale 61 Lot 31.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has never possessed the franking privilege, nor was Taft entitled to the frank as ex-President at this date. Taft was Commissioner and Governor General of the Philippines. Roosevelt appointed him Secretary of War, and he ran for President when Roosevelt left office. During his term, he passed anti-trust legislation, lowered the tariff, and began "dollar diplomacy", which enforced American economic interests with military might. He was defeated for a second term and taught law at Yale. In 1921, President Harding appointed him Chief Justice, where he served almost to his death.
(Image1)
Est. $4,000-6,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Western Express Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
3       imageHawley & Co.'s Express. Black shield handstamp clearly struck on immaculate blue folded letter datelined "San Francisco, Nov 18. 1850" to to Sacramento City Cal., Very Fine and choice, ex-Jarrett.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE FANCY HAWLEY & CO.'S EXPRESS SHIELD HANDSTAMP, ONLY 7 STRIKES ARE RECORDED INCLUDING ONE IN THE WILTSEE COLLECTION.

This short lived company operated from 1849 to 1850 only, about a month after this letter was sent, the company was bought by J.M. Freeman, and became Freeman's Express.
(Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
4       imagePony Express, San Francisco, Oct. 13. Detailed strike of blue Running Pony oval handstamp ties 10¢ green (35), deep rich color, on light yellow cover New York City, endorsed "By Pony" at top left in manuscript and pencil "1/4" ounce rating adjacent, neat strike of "The Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, St. Joseph Mo. Oct 25" oval datestamp, clear strike of black "St. Joseph Mo. Oct 26, 1860" cds; small stamp repair at bottom right slightly affecting cancel, trivial backflap repair and reattached, Very Fine and choice, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate; $20,000 - 30,000.

A BEAUTIFUL EASTBOUND RUNNING PONY EXPRESS USE FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK.

This was carried on the Pony Express trip leaving San Francisco on October 13, 1860, arriving twelve days later in St. Joseph on Oct. 25th (Trip ET-29 in The Pony Express p. 87).
(Image1)
Est. $20,000-30,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
5       imageWells Fargo & Co. Red printed paid frank, on 10¢ green (U16) buff Nesbitt entire cancelled by "New-York, Apr 27" cds to John Denver, Governor of Kansas at Lecompton, 1858 docketing at left, original enclosed letter datelined "Marysville. April 3d 1858" concerning "inter alia", the payment of which can only be termed a bribe to Denver for using his official capacity to secure title to lands in California; some edge wear, Very Fine, ex-Mader.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

The letter reads in part, "…I forwarded to you at Washington, Some very important letters requesting you to lend your aid in expediting the issuance of a "patent", The letter contains a draft for $50. designed to cover any necessary costs and authorize you if you would give the matter your attention, to draw on me for $500…Among other I sent you at Washington by Wells Fargo & Co Express. A book known as the 'Ranch Book' which is of great value to the proprietors of the Grant in as much as it contains the names of nearly all the squatters on the ranch…" it goes on to discuss protesting of land matter, etc. and ends with a post script of "For Heavens sake dont let that book be lost".
(Image1)
Est. $1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
6     143LP10 imageWells Fargo & Co., Publishers' Stamp, 1876, blue. Large margin single with huge margins, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, San Diego, Cal." oval handstamp on wrapper to Coronado Cal., Extremely Fine, ex-Robson Lowe, signed Bolaffi (handstamp), with 1974 Bolaffi, 1970 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 143LP10; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE WRAPPER USE OF THE WELLS FARGO PUBLISHERS' STAMP IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY. (Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
Town Postmarks
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
7       image(Colorado) Fort Garland Colo Apr 15. Partial clear strike of cds with matching quartered corks on 2¢ brown (157) pair and 6¢ dull pink (159) on Col. James Bassel correspondence cover to Hong Kong, China at the 10¢ trans-pacific rate, endorsed "Via San Francisco" at lower left, Hong Kong (6.5.75) arrival backstamp, top part of letter only with "Fort Garland C.T., April 15/75" dateline accompanies; small opening tear lower left, Very Fine and rare use, ex-Beals, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED COLORADO TERRITORY USE TO HONG KONG, CHINA.

Col. James Bassel was a West Point graduate (class of 1867) who had served at Fort Garland and went to Egypt in 1874 as part of a contingent of American Soldiers and Veterans recruited by Khedive Isma'il in an effort to improve Egypt's army. Apart from their role in training the Egyptian army, the Americans supervised engineering projects and conducted important mapping expeditions in the Nile River region. Bassel was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers, but served less than a year because "his unfitness for Egyptian service was apparent from the day of his arrival."After leaving Egypt he was employed in China and Japan by an American ship builder. Lieutenant-Colonel Bassel returned to the United States and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1878. (see Trepel's article: "The Bassel Correspondence: An American Soldier in Egypt", Chronicle 230, May 2011, pp. 139-145).
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Est. $4,000-6,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
8       image(Connecticut) Schoharie, Court.House. N.Y., August 6. Perfect red strike of large rimless cds with matching "(PAID.)" handstamp and manscript "18½" rating for 150-400 miles on 1821 folded letter to New York N.Y., an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Jarrett.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The Schoharie Court House is the only stampless device that including the words "Court House".
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
9       image(Maryland) 1775 (Jan. 31) Georgetown Md. to Philadelphia Pa. Mostly clear strikes of "GEORGE*TOWN*S" and "JAN:31" separate town and date straightline handstamps on reverse of folded letter datelined "Georgetown Jany. 31st 1775" to Philadelphia, manuscript "2" dwt rating and magenta "1/-" in local currency (2dwt=6p x 1.67 inflation factor=10p plus 2p carrier fee or or 1sh), Very Fine and rare, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE COLONIAL GEORGETOWN STRAIGHTLINE POSTMARK.

Although the "GEORGE*TOWN*S" straightline was once thought to be from South Carolina, it is now generally accepted that the marking was used at Georgetown, Maryland, shortly before the transition from the British Parliamentary Post system to the Congressional Post.
(Image1)
Est. $4,000-6,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
10       image(New Jersey) Amboy. New-Jersey. Nov 12. Clear strike of fancy red oval and matching bold "PAID" straightline crossed out and updated correctly with bold "FREE" straightline on folded cover to Hon. T.L. Smith, Register of the Treasury, Washington D.C., endorsed "Collectors Office, Perth Amboy" at bottom left, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
11       image(Vermont) 1809 (Mar. 24) Windsor Vt. to Boston Mass. Folded letter with double strike of Windsor Vt. / March "24" two-line postmark with manuscript day and matching "Way 13½" rating for 12½¢ postage up to 150 miles plus 1¢ way fee to "Samuel Brown, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, by Post Office Providence"; manuscript spot bottom right, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF APPROXIMATELY FOUR RECORDED 18TH CENTURY VERMONT COVERS WITH A HANDSTAMPED POSTMARK, AND THE EARLIEST VERMONT WAY COVER.

The Windsor post office opened on July 9, 1792. This letter is addressed via Providence to Rehoboth, which is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts established in 1643. The earliest Windsor handstamp is a 1792 straightline that was from the Siskin and Kramer Collections (Bennett 297, Lot 3003 realized $11,500), and the A.S.C.C. reports Windsor using manuscript markings starting in 1795. This folded letter is believed to fit into the 1793 to 1795 period.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
12       image(Virginia) RICHMOND, May 30 1798. Ornate straightline datestamp and matching "FREE" rating handstamp on 1798 folded cover addressed to Henry Bedinger Esq. at Shepards Town, Va., docketed from "Jno. Tucker, Richmond May 26. 98" on flap, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Shepards Town was then in Virginia, now in West Virginia on the Potomac. In 1798, the corporate limits were extended and the name was changed to Shepherd's Town.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
Military/War-Related & Steamship Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
13       image(War of 1812) 1813 (Mar. 31) Liverpool, England to Providence, R.I. Folded letter carried transatlantic by private ship, entered mails with "Newport, May 15" cds and matching small "SHIP" handstamp with large red manuscript "10" rating, interesting War of 1812 related content including "…During last week the demand for Cotton continued very dull, till late on Saturday evening, when information was received from London by Express that our Government had come to the determination of imposing an additional duty on American Cotton of 6d p lb in neutral ships & 1½d p lb in British ships…a report that an Order in Council will be immediately issued to blockade all the ports of the U.S. except Boston & those of Rhode Island…" and continued "2nd April…The last Gazette contains the order for the blockade of New York, Charleston, Port Royal, Savannah & of the River Mississippi, but the intended duty on Cotton has not yet been brought before Parliament…" and continued "3rd April…The intended Tare on American Cotton has been strongly opposed…the Minister has given it up…The new duties on Imports are 25 pct on the Custom duties with the exception of certain articles, viz, Tea, Sugar, raw Silk & Cotton wool…", Very Fine and interesting.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

MERCHANT LETTER ANNOUNCING THAT PARLIAMENT HAD ORDERED THE BRITISH BLOCKADE OF THE AMERICAN PORTS OF NEW YORK, CHARLESTON, PORT ROYAL, SAVANNAH & OF THE RIVER MISSISSIPPI, BUT THE INTENDED TARIFFS ON AMERICAN COTTON WERE DENIED.

The blockade was ordered on November 27, 1812 and it took time to become known to newspapers and merchants. The actual blockade of a given port had to be made formally by a warship on station, so the actual port closures were staggered in time during the war. Mail could bypass the blockade by entering or leaving through an unblockaded port such as Newport R.I. in this instance.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
14       imageFort Whipple, Arizona, Apr. 26, 1864. / By Military Express. } Red two-line handstamp at left on legal-size Territory of Arizona, Office of the Governor imprint cover to Washington D.C. with manuscript "Las Cruces N.M., May 14 /64" postmark and matching ms. cancelling 3¢ rose (65) pair and single, faults, prepaying three-times the 3¢ letter rate; edge flaws, Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A NEWLY DISCOVERED MILITARY EXPRESS HANDSTAMP THAT IS BEING OFFERED AT AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE.

There is another Las Cruces N.M. use dated Apr. 30th 1864 (Dike Collection, Frajola sale 18, lot 443) with a descriptive letter headed "Fort Whipple, Arizona" that mentions "We have no mail facilities and … have to send out an express".
(Image1)
Est. $3,000-4,000
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
15     1155 imageSteamer Rapides. Perfect strike of oval handstamp in black on 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire from the Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., an Extremely Fine gem.
Milgram No. 1155; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Foreign Mail
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
16       image1822 (Apr. 4) Philadelphia Pa. to Schiedam, Holland via Hamburg. Folded letter carried by private ship to Hamburg, endorsed "per Ship Recovery" at bottom left, entered mails with "Hamburg" straightline across back flaps and "Hamburg Post Office for America" oval handstamp (der Linden 2251) showing castle, red crayon "4" rating adjacent, Very Fine and rare Hamburg marking.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The Hamburg Castle oval is a state postal marking, quite unusual with writing in English. We only have seen recorded four examples of this marking on mail from or to the United States.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
17       image1829 (Oct. 13) Manila, Philippines to Boston Mass. via Salem. Folded letter datelined "Manilla Oct 13. 1829", endorsed per "Mandarin" at bottom left, entered mails with Salem Ms., Mar" cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with manuscript "8" due rating for 6¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY INCOMING USE FROM THE PHILIPPINES TO THE UNITED STATES. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
18       image1836 (Oct. 31) Canton, China to Boston Mass. Gray datelined folded letter carried by private ship to the United States, entered mails with perfect strike of Boston fancy red "Ship 6" scroll due handstamp, docketed as received Apr. 1st 1837, contents concern detailed business accounting of items being shipped to Batavia and elsewhere, five months in transit, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

A PRISTINE GEM USE FROM CHINA WITH THE BOSTON FANCY "SHIP 6" SCROLL DUE HANDSTAMP. (Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
19       image1844 (Aug.) New York N.Y. to Tours, France. Folded letter with 'The Sun' Newspaper and Foreign Letter Office, New-York. United States seven-line black on orange label, red "Outermer, Le Havre, 13 Sept 44" cds, manuscript "7" decimes due rating, Tours (9.15) arrival backstamp, forwarded to Paris, Very Fine and rare forwarder's label, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
20       image1848 (Sep. 13) Vera Cruz, Mexico to New York N.Y. Datelined folded letter with bold "Paid at Vera-Cruz" (S.G. CC2 £2,000) crowned circle with red manuscript "1/-" 1s prepaid rating, "Vera Cruz, 1849, SP 15" double-arc datestamp on front and reverse, Vera Cruz (9.15) transit backstamp, carried as endorsed by RMSP Line Severn from Vera Cruz Sep. 16th to Mobile arriving Sep. 20th, blue "Mobile Ala., Sep 21" with matching circle "Ship" and "10" rating handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE USE FROM VERA CRUZ TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE ROYAL MAIL PACKET VIA MOBILE. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction

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