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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

Inbound Ship Mail to San Francisco
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
77 c imageFOREIGN. Exceptionally clear strike on inbound cover to San Francisco, matching "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 16" double-circle datestamp and "10" due handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce use of the "Foreign" handstamp which was applied in San Francisco in incoming non-contract foreign mail, with 1980 P.F. certificate (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
78 c imagePURSER. Perfect strike of straightline handstamp applied on arrival on cover to San Francisco, equally bold "San Francisco Cal. 10 Jul. 9" integral-rate circular datestamp, trivial edgewear


This marking is known on incoming ship letters from 1865 to 1867, which were subject to a 10c blanket rate applicable to mail from countries with which the United States had no postal treaty arrangements. (Image)

E. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 c imageSteam Mazatlan. Partly clear strike of oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire to San Francisco, cancelled by cork, "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 24" circular datestamp, bold "Due 7" handstamp, some overall soiling and wear, otherwise Very Fine (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 c imageSteam Manzanillo. Well-struck oval handstamp with second less clear strike at right on cover to Niantic Conn., bold "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 19" circular datestamp with "3" due marking, barely reduced at left, few light age spots, Very Fine, rare, reported to be one of only two such usages (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
81 c image3c Brown Red (65 var). Tied by cogwheel, "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 23, 1865" double-circle datestamp on cover to Fort Wayne Ind., clear strikes of "Steam Mazatlan" oval and "Due 7" handstamps, with original enclosure datelined "Colorado mines, Dec. 25th, 1864", some interesting mining contents, fresh and Very Fine, a very desirable cover, ex Kutz, with 1983 P.F. certificate (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
82 c imageSteam Panama. Oval handstamp on 1866 cover from Callao, Peru to San Francisco, blue "20" crayon (due marking), neat "San Francisco Cal. May 12" double-circle datestamp, fascinating docketing on back reads "A.J. Liffken, P.S.N. Compy's Office Callao, John Prain Esq. Panama, Pay postage only to Panama as it is free from there!", some slight wear incl. restored corner at bottom right, otherwise Fine, unusual usage, Liffken was a Pacific Steam Navigation Co. agent (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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