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United States Postal History continued...

Waterway Agent Markings continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
241       imagePacific Mail Steamship Co. / S.S. Mongolia. Two-line steamship handstamp ties Japan 4s along with "Nagasaki, Japan, 7.5.08" cds on multicolor P.M.S.C. "On Board S.S. 'Mongolia' post card to San Francisco Cal., Very Fine and unusual two-line steamship marking.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
242       imagePacific Mail S.S. "Orizaba". Manuscript "Per Steamer 'Orizaba' " ship endorsement on printed Oriental Hotel corner card cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) pair tied by fancy cogwheel cancels duplexed with "San Francisco, Cal. Jan 13, 1864" cds to New York N.Y.; reduced slightly at right and small perfs flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
243       imagePacific Mail S.S. "Sacramento". Manuscript "p Sacramento via Panama" endorsement on 3¢ pink (U58) entire bearing 3¢ rose (65), tied by cork cancel duplexed with "San Francisco Cal., Dec 10" cds to Philadelphia Pa., original 1867 letter accompanies; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
244       imagePacific Mail S.S. Co. S.S. San Juan, Jul 20, 1905. Blue double-circle datestamp ties Mexico 5c orange on C.L. Vucanovich & Co. corner card cover to San Francisco Cal., Jul. 21 arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
245       imagePacific Mail S.S. "Sonora". Manuscript "Sonora" steamer endorsement on orange cover bearing 10¢ green, type III (33) tied by "San Francisco Cal. Nov 6, 1858" cds to Boston Mass., original enclosure accompanies; edge tear, Fine.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
246       imagePacific Mail S.S. "St. Louis". Manuscript "pr Str 'St Louis' Via Panama" endorsement on yellow cover bearing 10¢ green (68) tied by four-ring cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal, Jul 1, 1862" cds to Boston Mass., Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
247       imagePacific Mail S.S. "Uncle Sam". Manuscript "per 'Uncle Sam' Sept 21/60" endorsement on cover with embossed Rodgers Meyer & Co. embossed corner card bearing 10¢ green (35) tied by "San Francisco Cal., Sep 21 cds to New York City; some wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
248       imagePacific Mail S.S. Co., Yokohama. Purple double-circle receiver on post card bearing 2¢ Wash. tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Apr 26, 1913" machine cancel to the Pacific Mail S.S. China at Yokohama, Japan, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
249       imagePacket Ship Atlantic / Abraham Bell & Co Owners / No 33 Pine St New York. Sharp strike of red three-line name-of-boat handstamp on flap of Mar. 8th 1830 folded letter from Blacknow, Ireland to New York N.Y., New York red "6" cent due rating; some letter bleed on front, Fine and rare, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ABRAHAM BELL & CO. "PACKET SHIP ATLANTIC" HANDSTAMP.

This letter was handled by Abraham Bell & Co. who did a good deal of business in Ireland.
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Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
250       imagePacket Ship Josephine / Abraham Bell & Co Owners / No 33 Pine St New York. Red three-line handstamp struck on reverse of Oct. 25th 1831 folded letter from Cullyhanna, Ireland to Pittsburgh Pa., red "New-York 'Ship' Jan. 2" cds and and manuscript "20¾" rating for 18¾¢ postage plus 2¢ ship fee; soiling and faults, still a Very Fine clear strike of this rare ship handstamp, ex-Hahn.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ABRAHAM BELL & CO. "PACKET SHIP JOSEPHINE" HANDSTAMP. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
251       imagePacific Mail Steamship Company Pacific Covers, 1857-1912. Group of 7 including 1857 New South Wales 6d cover to England via "City of Sydney", 1892 "City of Peking" straightline San Francisco to Japan; 1911 Honolulu to Japan with purple "P.M.S. Co." straightline, 1897 Hawaii 1¢ #74 (5) franking Honolulu to San Francisco "Per S.S. China", 1911 "Pacific Mail S.S. Co., Honolulu" framed handstamp on post card to Hawaii (stamp missing); etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
252       imagePacific Mail Steamship Company Trans-Panama Covers, 1858-1890s. Group of 16 covers mostly from 1860s but also later 1870s to 1890s, all are carried by P.M.SS. Co. to/from San Francisco including Columbia, Golden Age, Montana, Golden Gate, Golden City, Henry Chauncy, Oregon, Colon, San Jose, Acapulco etc., noted Wells Fargo imprint U10 entire San Francisco per "Columbia" to Roseburg Ore.; five transatlantics to France, couple later uses from Mexico and to Guatemala, etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
Ship/Ocean Waterway Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
253       image1861 (Apr. 11) Old Point Comfort Va. to San Francisco Cal. via Baltimore. Partial red "Old Point Comfort, Va., Apr 11" cds on 3¢ red Nesbitt buff entire bearing 1¢ blue, type V (24) and two 3¢ dull red (26) singles, all tied by matching red grids, carried by Route 4149 to Baltimore, blue "Baltimore Md. Apr 19" transit cds, then to New York and carried on steamship via Chagres to San Francisco; edge faults and reduced at right, Fine, ex-Feldman.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
254       imageShip Herald, P. Fox, Sailed Dec. 5. Double-circle packet handstamp on folded letter datelined "Rotterdam, 18th October 1819" to Providence R.I., endorsed "p Herlad via Boston" at lower left, entered mails with red "Boston Ms, Dec 25" Christmas day cds and matching "Ship" handstamp with red manuscript "12" cent rating for 10¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, F.-V.F. and scarce early ship handstamp, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
255       imageShip, Steamboat and Steamship Mail. Group of 14 covers including New Haven "Ship 5" rating h.s., Rome N.Y. "Paid 24" transatlantic to London, New Bedford Ms. "Ship 5", Boston "Ship 6" and "Ship 5", etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
Packets/Inland Waterway Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
256     1362 imageN.O. & Red River Steamer Texas. Ultramarine oval handstamp on 3¢ Nesbitt entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans, endorsed "31 Bales pr Str Texas" at top, indicia manuscript cancelled, Fine.
Milgram No. 1362; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
257       image(New Jersey Steam Navigation Co., L.I. Sound Route 801) "Steamer 5". Complete strike of red oval rating handstamp with additional manuscript "Providence" and red "STEAM" straightline on gray folded letter datelined "Providence Nov. 26th 1846" to Philadelphia Pa., carried by either the Oregon or Knickerbocker west from Stonington to New York on Route 801; minor staining in address, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "STEAMER 5" ROUTE AGENT HANDSTAMP USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROVIDENCE "STEAM" STRAIGHTLINE.

Late in 1846, a collision forced the "Oregon" out of service. While being repaired, the route agent removed "Oregon" from the "Steamer Oregon, 5" oval handstamp. This handstamp now read "Steamer 5" was used on the replacement vessel as well as the "Oregon" when she returned to service in mid-1847. The "Steamer 5" oval was used only from November 21st to Oct. 27th 1847.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
258       image(New Jersey Steam Navigation Co., L.I. Sound Route 801) "Steamer 10". Complete strike of red oval rating handstamp on gray folded letter datelined "Providence April 28th 1847" to Elmira N.Y., carried by either the Oregon or Knickerbocker west from Stonington to New York on Route 801; minor wax spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

ONE OF ONLY NINE RECORDED "STEAMER 10" USAGES ON THE STONINGTON-NEW YORK WESTWARD SAILING.

The route agent's "Steamer 10" rating handstamp is not known with the Oregon suffix. The census of 10¢ covers on this route reveals the rarity of this marking on covers going west from Stonington to New York.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
259       imageSteamboat Mail. Group of 22 including various handstamp markings, New Orleans "Steam 6", "Steam 5", "Steam 10", Baltimore "Steam Boat", black "Steam 5" oval, Louisville "Steam" straightline, Boston "Steam", etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
260     318 imageSteamer Crystal Palace. Red oval handstamp on 1852, 3¢ Nesbitt entire (Nesbitt seal on backflap) to Bloomingrove, N.Y., with additional manuscript "Louisville & St. Louis Mail Route 5103, May 11" at top, 1854 docketing at left; slight soiling and edge wear, F.-V.F., a rare usage. Scott No. U2.
Milgram No. 318; Estimate $400 - 600.

It is believed that only 2-3 Crystal Palace name of boat handstamps and 2-3 manuscript "Louisville & St. Louis Mail Route 5103" endorsements are known.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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