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Spink USA Sale - 173

United States

Postal History
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1 c   imageWhaling Ship "Pocahontas" at Tahihi, stampless folded letter, datelined "Pocahontas, Huahine, April 15, 1835", with interesting contents written by Captain Barnard, telling of sickness among the natives of the Society Islands, rated 14&1/2 in manuscript, handstamped SHIP in red and bearing red "New Beford Ms. Sep 22" c.d.s., addressed to Ichabod Goodwin at Portsmouth, very fine.The "Pocahontas," a whaling vessel out of Holmes Hole, Massachusetts, was famously rammed and nearly sunk by a whale in 1850 while on a voyage in the South Pacific. It was lost in 1857. IIchabod Goodwin, at the time of this letter a prominent Portsmouth merchant, would later become the 27th Governor of the State of New Hampshire. (Image)

Est. $200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2 c   imagePuerto Rico Quarantine letter to Massachusetts, stampless folded letter, with contents regarding a shipment of molasses and tobacco, datelined Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1835, carried by Captain Pope of the Brig "Bud," rated "8" in manuscript, red "Ship" and "Quarantine" straight-line handstamps, held in Boston with red "Boston Ms Jun 23" c.d.s. before being carried on to Salem, Massachusetts, a nice example of this difficult marking. (Image)

Est. $100-150

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
3 c   imageApalachicola Florida territorial handstamp, neatly-struck in black on 1836 folded letter, rated 25 in manuscript and handstamped "Paid", to Bridgewater, Massachusetts, a nice example of this uncommon territorial marking. (Image)

Est. $100-150

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4 c   image"S.S. President" final mail delivery, stampless cover, bearing "Paid L.S. 8 FE 8 1841" Maltese cross and "Paid Ship Letter London 8 FE 8 1841" datestamps, to Isaac Leeser, Minister of the Jewish Congregations, St James Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, via New York with red "New York Ship Mar 3" c.d.s., endorsed at lower left "Per President Steamer 10 Feb 1841," assessed double rate by the U.S. Post Office, with "27" manuscript in black indicating twice the 12&1/2c plus 2c ship letter fee, some faults to back, a few pieces missing from flap, a nice example from the penultimate voyage of the S.S. President.The S.S. President was a British passenger ship, the largest in the world at the time of her maiden voyage on August 1, 1840. In February, 1841, she sailed from Liverpool on her third westbound voyage, arriving in New York twenty one days later, when this cover was delivered. Just over a week later, passing the Nantucket Shoals on her return voyage, the S.S. President, and all 136 passengers and crew were lost in heavy seas. (Image)

Est. $150-200

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
5 c   imageSteam Boat "Belle Creole", red oval handstamp on unrated folded bill of lading for four bales of cotton, datelined "Satartia Miss. Mar 18th 1851," to New Orleans, postmarked with red "New Orleans La Mar 22" c.d.s., filing fold through ship marking, not detracting from this desirable strike and nice illustration of postage-free mail regarding the shipment of cargo.Section 159 of the US Postal Laws and Regulations provided that "all letters conveyed by steamboats...relating to cargo must be left unsealed; and if sealed, must be delivered to the post office and charged with postage; but if upon opening by the postmaster, and found to relate to the cargo, the postage may be remitted. The law relating to this subject is often violated. Postmasters will use dilligence to correct the evil..." (Image)

Est. $200-250

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
POSTMASTER PROVISIONALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
6 og 10X1 image#10X1, 5c black Providence R.I., part original gum, nicely centered amidst large balanced margins, crisp impression, very fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 10X1 ]

$350.00

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1847 ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
7 O 1 image#1, 5c Red brown, four large even margins, rich color, used with red circular grid cancel, very fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 1 ]

$375.00

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
8 O 1 image#1, 5c Red brown, large to full margins, postmarked with centrally-struck circular grid cancel in red, crisp impression, very fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 1 ]

$375.00

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
9 O 1 image#1, 5c Red brown, four large margins, postmarked with two red PAID handstamps, deep shade, very fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85, SMQ $575) (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 1 ]

$350.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
10 O 2 image#2, 10c Black, light red postmark, superior centering, four huge margins, detailed proof-like immpression, a superb example, extremely fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $1,750) (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 2 ]

$775.00

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1875 REPRODUCTIONS OF THE 1847 ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
11 og 3 image#3, 5c Red brown reproduction, without gum as issued, large to just close margin at bottom, strong reddish shade, fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 3 ]

$850.00

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
12 og 3 image#3, 5c Red brown reproduction, without gum as issued, nicely-centered within large balanced margins, rich brown shade, very fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 3 ]

$900.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
13 og 4 image#4, 10c Black reproduction, without gum as issued, four clear to large margins, detailed impression, trace of discoloration at top margin, fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 4 ]

$1,050.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
14 og 4 image#4, 10c Black reproduction, without gum as issued, three huge margins with sheet margin at bottom, vivid impression, a lovely stamp, very fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (VF80, SMQ $1,050) (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 4 ]

$1,100.00

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
15 P 4P3 image#4P3, 10c Black Reproduction plate proof pair on India, four large margins, detailed impression, very fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 4P3 ]

$700.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1851-1856 ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
16 O 5A image#5A, 1c Blue, Ty. Ib, position 8R1E, margins clear at top and right, into design at left, used with cancel removed to appear unused, bright color, an affordable example of this scarce stamp, fine appearance, with 1981 APEX certificate. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 5A ]

$7,500.00

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
17 O 12 image#12, 5c Red brown, centrally-struck postmark, rich color, extremely well-centered, a superb example of this desirable stamp, extremely fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90, SMQ $1,325) (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 12 ]

$700.00

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
18 O 17 image#17, 12c Black, superbly-centered amidst large to huge margins, showing portion of adjacent stamp at right, detailed proof-like impression, an exceptional stamp that would be near-impossible to improve upon, extremely fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (SUP-98, SMQ $2,900) (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 17 ]

$250.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
19 O 17 image#17, 12c Black, four large balanced margins, bright fresh appearance, light circular grid cancel, very fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 17 ]

$250.00

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1857-1861 ISSUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
20 O 21 image#21, 1c Blue, Ty. III, used with light postmark, well-centered for this challenging issue, deep color and vivid impression, small thin spot, very fine appearance, with 1980 P.F. certificate. (Image)

Get Market Data for [United States 21 ]

$1,600.00

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction

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