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United States Postal History continued...

Railroad Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1401   image1879 Railroad Passes. Four different issued to the President and Acting President of the R.Y.R. and C.R.R.; includes Kent Co. and Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroads, Raleigh and Caston and Raleigh and Augusta Air-line Rail Road Companies, Macon & Brunswick Rail Road and Missouri & Nebraska Railway Company, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
Transatlantic Mail
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1402       image1835-1837 Capt. Hale Correspondence to Glastonbury Ct. Incoming From Cape Town, Batavia, Singapore. Early correspondence of 9 inbound ship letters comprising 1835 Cape Town via Philadelphia with red Full Rigged Ship octagon handstamp, 1836 "At Sea" dateline via U.S. Consul forwarder to Salem Mass. "Ship", 1837 "Bark Brothers at Sea" dateline via U.S. Consul forwarder to Salem Mass., 1837 "Bark Brothers" dateline with Liverpool forwarder's endorsement per "N. America" via New York, two 1837 "Again at Sea" letters with Batavia forwarder's endorsement via Boston, 1837 Batavia via St. Helena "J. Solomon" forwarder and Boston "Ship", 1837 Singapore via St. Helena U.S. Consul forwarder and New York "Ship", 1837 Singapore with blue "Forwarded by Balestier, Singapore" forwarders oval and U.S. Consul at St. Helena forwarder's endorsement via New York "Ship" (toned); also includes 1835 "Glastonbury Ct" to Captain Hale care of Boston and forwarded privately, Very Fine.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

A WONDERFUL EARLY CORRESPONDENCE FROM AFRICA AND THE FAR EAST. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1403       image(Pioneer Steamship) 1840 (Jul. 28) Glasgow, Scotland to Salem, N.Y. Datelined folded letter with red "Glasgow, Paid, Jy 28, 1840" boxed datestamp and red manuscript "8d" prepaid ship rating, reverse choice red strike of crowned "Ship Letter / 30 JY 1840 /Liverpool" handstamp, carried as endorsed by the British and American Steam Company's President departing Liverpool Aug. 1st to New York arriving Aug. 17th, red "New-York, Ship, Aug 13" cds and manuscript. "20½" cents due rating for 18½¢ inland plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

A SCARCE USE CARRIED ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE PIONEER STEAMSHIP "PRESIDENT".

The "President" of 2,366 tons was built at Carling & Young's London yard in 1840 for The British and American Steam Navigation Company. Left from London on her maiden voyage to New York on the 1st August 1840 arriving on the 18th. On the "President"'s fourth return voyage from New York she was lost without trace on the 11th March 1841 with the loss of 136 lives. This would bankrupt the British and American Steam Navigation Co.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1404       image(Freight Money Letter) 1840 (Dec. 4) Baltimore, Md. to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Folded letter showing red "Baltimore, Md. Dec 4" cds with manuscript "18¾" and "25" ratings for 18¾¢ inland postage and 25¢ steamship freight money fee, red "New York Dec 10" cds and matching "Too Late" handstamp, carried by Havre Line Formosa from New York Dec. 16 to Havre arriving Jan. 12, red Havre arrival cds, Rotterdam (1.16) arrival backstamp and manuscript "80" Dutch cents due rating, F.-V.F., A scarce freight money letter via France to Rotterdam, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Letter endorsed for the steamship
Great Western from New York, however it arrived at New York the day after the steamship sailed. It was marked with a red handstamp "TOO LATE" and placed on the next sailing packet for France. The New York postmaster normally returned unused freight money fees to the origin post office. Letter marked for 80 Dutch Cents postage due, 50 Cents French transit and 30 Cents for Dutch transit from Bergen to Rotterdam. Letter considered a freight money cover even though it was transported across the Atlantic on a vessel that did not charge the freight money fee. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1405       image1841 (Jan. 2) Leith, Scotland to Richmond, Va. Folded letter with red "Leith Jan 2, 1841" cds with red manuscript "1/-" shilling prepaid packet rating, red London (1.2) transit, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Columbia from Liverpool Jan. 5th to Boston arriving Jan. 21st, red "Boston 'Ship' Jan 21" cds and manuscript "27" due rating for 25¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine, Letter carried on Maiden Voyage of the Cunard Line Columbia., ex-Winter.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

"Columbia" was the last of the original four wooden, side-wheel paddle steamers with which Samuel Cunard started the operations of his line in July 1840. She was 1,175 tons and built at Greenock in 1840. She ran aground and was wrecked at Cape Sable, Nova Scotia on July 2nd 1843 without loss of life.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1406       image1841 (Feb. 16) St. Louis Mo. to Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Folded letter with blue "St. Louis Mo. Feb 16" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with blue manuscript. "25" cent rating, flap with Liverpool "L, America" oval handstamp and "1/-" shilling due rating handstamp, red Edinburgh Paid (3.17) cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1407       image1841 (Oct. 1) Derry, Ireland to Washington, D.C. Datelined folded letter endorsed "On Public Service" and addressed to Genl. R. Jones, Adjt. Genl. U.S. Army, with faint red "Derry, OC 1, 1841" cds, red Dublin boxed "Paid, OC 3, 1841" datestamp and red ms. "1/-" packet rate prepayment, black dotted circle Liverpool "D, Oct 4, 1841" cds, carried by Cunard Columbia from Liverpool Oct. 5th to Boston arriving Oct. 21st, red "Boston Ms. Ship Oct 21" cds and blue "27" cents due rating for 25¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, crossed out as letter and sent free to a government official, Very Fine, An Exceptional Example of a Rare Liverpool Datestamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The dotted-circle Liverpool datestamp was used only in 1841 on outgoing packet letters carried by Cunard.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1408       image1842 (Jan. 3) Manchester, England to Boston, Mass. Folded cover with red "Manchester JA 3 1842" origin datestamp and red manuscript "1/-" shilling prepaid packet rating, Liverpool "D, Jan 4, 1842" octagon backstamp, carried by Cunard Line Britannia from Liverpool Jan. 4th to Boston arriving Jan. 21st, Boston red "Ship/6" fancy ribbon due handstamp; some docketing on face, Fine and rare, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Letter marked one penny in red ink for British inland fee in error and then marked 1 shilling for the packet rate. Liverpool transit octagonal datestamp on reverse has the code letter "D" at the top, a scarce version of the uncommon octagonal marking. Less than a half dozen examples have been recorded and they were used for a three week period from December 1841-January 1842.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1409       image1846 (Feb. 28) New York, N.Y. to Francomont, Belgium. Folded letter with red "New-York '5 Paid' 28 Feb" cds, carried by Enoch Train Sailing Ship Joshua Bates from Boston Mar. 5th to Liverpool arriving Mar. 28th, Liverpool Ship (3.28) and London (3.29) backstamps with manuscript "1/4" debit rating to Belgium, Ostend (3.31) and Verviers (4.1) backstamps, framed accounting handstamp with blue manuscript ratings totaled to "22" decimes due rating, Very Fine and choice use, a scarce packet letter for Belgium sent on non-contract sailing ship, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Letter endorsed "p Cambria" and included among the 8,000 letters sent to Boston on the coastal steamer Mohegan from New York which was delayed in a snow storm and missed the sailing of Cunard steamship Cambria on Mar. 1, the scheduled contract steamer. Boston's postmaster sent the delayed mails on the next available sailing ship to Liverpool. London debited Belgium 1s 4d under Anglo-Belgium Treaty of 1844 (8d ship rate plus 8d British transit to Belgium). Belgian accounting handstamp shows 16 decimes owed to U.K. plus 6 decimes internal fee for total postage due of 22 decimes.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1410       image1847 (Jan. 13) Havre, France to Kingston, Mass. Datelined blue folded letter with blue "Forwarded by / Yours respectfully / Havre '14 Jan '47' Wm. Slade" three-line forwarder's handstamp, red London Paid (1.19) Maltese cross and matching "Paid Ship Letter, London, 19 IA 19, 1847" crown rimless oval with red "8" pence prepaid rating, carried by Sands & Co. Sarah Sands from Liverpool from Jan. 20th to New York arriving Feb. 10th, red "New-York, Ship, 7 cts, Feb 11" integral due cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A RARE USE CARRIED ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF PIONEER STEAMSHIP "SARAH SANDS".

The "Sarah Sands" of 1,400 tons was built for Sands & Company of Liverpool by James Hudson & Company, also of Liverpool as an iron screw propelled vessel and launched in September 1846. The maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York left on the 20th January 1847 and the Prices Current shown below traveled on that voyage.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1411       image1847 (Dec. 3) London, England to New York, N.Y., turned and reused back to London. Cover with red "Guilford St." straightline on flap, red London (12.3) and "Paid 1/-" shilling prepaid rating, carried by Cunard Line Hibernia from Liverpool Dec. 4th to Boston arriving Dec. 25th, New York red "7" cents due handstamp, sender turned and resent on return trip of the Hibernia from New York Jan. 2nd to Liverpool arriving Jan. 16th, London (1.17) backstamp with manuscript "1/-" due rating, small opening tear, otherwise Very Fine, This is the first recorded turned transatlantic cover crossing the ocean twice on the same vessel., ex-Winter.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1412       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Jul. 6) Guilford, England to London, England. mourning cover with "Guilford, JY 6, 1848" single-arc datestamp and red manuscript "1/-" prepaid rating, red London Paid (7.7) cds and Liverpool (7.7) transits, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Hibernia from Liverpool Jul. 8th to New York arriving Jul. 21st, New York red "24" cent due rating handstamp; edge wear and small faults, Fine, One of the earliest recorded example of the scarce New York small "24" retaliatory rating handstamp.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1413       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Aug. 26) Vera Cruz, Mexico to London, England via New Orleans. Datelined folded letter with red "Forwarded by Schmidt & Co., New Orleans" forwarders oval on flap, entered mails with black "New Orleans, La. Sep. 16" cds and matching "Paid" and "34" rating handstamps, carried by Cunard Line Europa from New York Sep. 27th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 9th, red London (10.10) arrival backstamp and manuscript "1/-" shilling due rating; minor fold wear and toning, F.-V.F., An uncommon example of New Orleans "34" retaliatory rating handstamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1414       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Sep. 5) Paris, France to Boston, Mass. Folded letter with red Paris cds and manuscript "15" décimes prepaid rating on reverse, carried by Cunard Line Acadia from Liverpool Sep. 9th to Boston arriving Sep. 24th, London "Paid 6 SP" and Liverpool (9.7) transits, red "24" retaliatory due rating for 24¢ packet fee; light toning, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Letter carried on 12th of 25 Cunard voyages westbound to Boston under the retaliatory order.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1415       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Nov. 17) New Orleans, La. to London, England. Folded letter with black "New Orleans La. Nov 18" cds and matching "Paid" and "34" rate handstamps for prepaid single rate of 10¢ postage plus 24¢ packet fee, carried by Cunard Line Acadia from Boston Nov. 29th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 12th, London (12.13) backstamp arrival and manuscript "1" shilling retaliatory due packet rating; two file folds, F.-V.F., ex-Winter.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Letter carried on the 22nd of 26 Cunard mail east bound voyages to England under the retaliatory order. This was the final mail voyage of the "Acadia" for Cunard.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1416       image1852 (May) Ship Loo Choo at Sea, North Atlantic to Dorchester, Mass. via Cowes, Isle of Wight. Folded letter from sailor on board the ship Loo Choo in North Atlantic, latitude 29°N 11'W, which was transferred to another ship headed to England and landed at Cowes, "Cowes / Ship-Letter" backstamp, British manuscript "32" cent debit to U.S. for "8" pence (16¢) incoming ship fee plus 16¢ transatlantic packet service, carried by Cunard Line Africa from Liverpool May 8 to Boston arriving May 20, red "New-York 'Ship' May 20" exchange cds and manuscript "37" cent postage due with 5¢ added for inland postage, Very Fine, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The U.S.-U.K. convention of 1848 had a provision for this 37¢ rate, which is uncommon. The New York Ship cds is rare on transatlantic convention mail.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1417       image1853 (Nov. 9) St. Louis Mo. to Lucerne, Switzerland. Folded letter with red cds and bold red "20" rating handstamp, bold "PART / PAID" two-line handstamp paid to French border only, red Le Havre transit cds, red Basel (12.7) transit backstamp, red crayon "65" and dark red "90" rappen due rating; some ink bleed, F.-V.F., ex-Risvold.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
1418       image1856 (Apr. 25) Edinburgh, Scotland to New York, N.Y. Blue folded letter with red Edinburgh (4.25) backstamp and bearing G.B. 1s green, embossed (5), large margins to touched, tied by Edinburgh "131" roller cancel, red Liverpool (4.26) transit and matching "5/Cents" credit handstamp, carried by Cunard Line America from Liverpool Apr. 26th to Boston arriving May 10th, New York red "Paid" arc handstamp; horizontal fold, Very Fine, with 2008 Sismondo certificate.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1419       image1856 (Sep. 4) Mokelumne Hill, Cal. to Urrugne, France. Fancy embossed cover with "Moeklumne Hill Cal. Sep 4" cds and matching "Paid 26" rating handstamp for the 21¢ American packet rate plus 5¢ West Coast fee, carried by Ocean Line Washington from New York Oct. 4th to Brest arriving Oct. 20th, Calais (10.20) entry cds and matching "8" decimes due handstamp, reverse with Paris aux Pyrenees (10.21) railroad cds and Behobie (10.23) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1420       image1857 (Jul. 10) Madison, Ind. to Port Stewart, Ireland. Cover with "Madison Ind. Jul 10" cds, black "N. York Br. Pkt. '5' Jul 14" debit exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from Boston Jul. 15th to Liverpool arriving Jul. 26th, Dublin "American Mail, JY27 1857" rimless cds with attached "1/" shilling due rating, Coleraine (7.27) arrival backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

AN UNCOMMON EXAMPLE OF THE DUBLIN "AMERICAN MAIL" MARKING WITH ATTACHED RATE.

In January 1856, London authorized Dublin to mark rates on Irish mail when there was insufficient time to do so in Liverpool.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction

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