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United States Postal History continued...

Transatlantic Mails - Foreign Mails 1763 to 1847 continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
301       image1846 (Jun. 18) Le Havre, France to Castine Me. via Southampton. Datelined folded letter with red Havre forwarders backstamp, red "Bureau Maritime, Havre, 17 Juin 46" origin cds and "PD" handstamp with prepaid ms. "13" decimes rating on reverse, red "Southampton, JU 18" transit backstamp and matching "Foreign Paid" arc framed handstamp, London (6.18) tombstone transit, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Hibernia from Liverpool Jun. 19th to Boston arriving Jul. 4th, Boston red "7" rating handstamp for 5¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Letter paid 13 decimes (10 decimes to United Kingdom under 1843 Anglo-French convention plus 3 decimes internal fee for 7½-10 gram letter going a distance less than 40 km. FOREIGN PAID marking in red arc box applied at Southampton on letters brought directly from Havre to show that postage was paid beyond England. This is an uncommon marking on transatlantic mails.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
302       image1847 (Jul. 4) Liverpool, England to Boston Mass. Printed circular with red "Sitt Day & Co., Prices Current, Newspaper, One Penny" revenue tax stamp impressed, partial strike of red "Paid, Liverpool, Jy 4" framed postmark and matching "2" pence prepaid rating handstamp; overall toning, otherwise Very Fine and rare printed Pre-1848 U.S.-G.B. Treaty circular use.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Since 1837, Prices Current and Commercial Lists published regularly could be sent by British packet for one penny each. Each business desiring to use this special rate had to be recorded at the Post Office in London. Sitt Day & Co. printed their prices current and were required to impress a red revenue tax stamp with their name to send the circulars free through the British mails. The additional overseas postage had to be prepaid.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
303       image1847 (Sep. 29) London, England to Wiscasset Me. Folded part-printed General Post Office Notice requesting "1/8" one shilling 8 pence for a letter held for postage, entered mails with bold strike of red London Crowned (9.29) datestamp and manuscript "1/-" one shilling rating, apparently not sent free despite printed "On Her Majesty's Service" and "W.L. Maberly" endorsements, carried by Cunard Line Cambria from Liverpool Oct. 5th to Boston arriving Oct. 19th, red "Boston Ms. 'Ship' Oct 19" cds and matching "7" cent rating handstamp for 5¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Complete Images. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
304       image1847 (Dec. 31) Boston Mass. to Paris, France via Liverpool. Gray datelined folded letter with red "Forwarded by Harnden & Co. Boston" oval backstamp and matching "Paid H & Co." shield handstamp on face, carried by Cunard Line Caledonia from Boston Jan. 15th to Liverpool arriving Jan. 29th, black "Postage Paid to Destination by Harnden & Co. of Liverpool" framed handstamp, entered mails with red Liverpool Paid (1.31) cds and magenta "10" pence rating, red London "Paid" (2.1) cds and matching "PD" in oval handstamp, ex-Bryan Wood.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Although endorsed for the first Cunard Line sailing out of New York by "Hibernia" on Jan. 1st, this was actually held by Harndens for the next sailing out of Boston on Jan. 15th. Dense fog delayed the "Hibernia" sailing by a day and may have attributed to this letter being held for the next Boston sailing.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Transatlantic Mails - Foreign Mails 1848 to 1853
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
305       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Jun. 16) Palermo, Italy to Boston Mass. via London. Datelined folded letter carried privately to London, red "Paid, L.S." (6.30) Maltese cross with red manuscript "1/-" prepaid rating, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from Liverpool Jul. 1st to Boston arriving Jul. 12th, Boston red "24" retaliatory due rating handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
306       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Jun. 20) Wellington, New Zealand to Salem, Mass. via London, England. Folded letter in care of Baring Bros. with red "Paid at Wellington, New Zealand" crown circle and red manuscript "4" rating, sharp "Wellington, New-Zealand, JU27, 1848" rimless backstamp, endorsed "pr Philip Laing" at top, red London (10.31) arrival backstamp and manuscript "1/4" rating, remailed with London "Paid" (11.3) Maltese cross and red manuscript "1/-" shilling prepaid packet rating, carried by Cunard Line Acadia from Liverpool Nov. 9th to Boston arriving Nov. 19th, red "Boston Ms., Ship, Nov 19" cds and matching "29" cent retaliatory due rating handstamp for 24¢ transatlantic packet plus 5¢ inland postage, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL TRANSATLANTIC USE FROM NEW ZEALAND TO THE UNITED STATES DURING THE RETALIATORY RATE PERIOD. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
307       image1848 (Jun. 26) Malaga, Spain to Boston Mass. via London. Datelined folded letter with blue "U.S. Consulate, Malaga" octagonal hand, red Malaga origin cds, sent unpaid overland via Paris to London, red (7.7) arrival backstamp and manuscript "1/3" due rating applied, postage due paid by Baring Bros and remailed with red London "Paid, L.S." Maltese cross datestamp and red manuscript "1/-" 1s prepaid rating, carried by Cunard Line Hibernia from Liverpool Jul. 8th to New York arriving Jul. 21st, bold strike of red "29" retaliatory due handstamp for 24¢ transatlantic packet plus 5¢ inland postage, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Letter was sent overland via Madrid and Paris to London where Baring Brothers & Co. paid postage due and remailed letter to Boston.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
308       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Jul. 9) Zurich, Switzerland to Baltimore Md. Folded cover with red "Zurich, Vormittag, 9 Juli 1848" origin cds and matching bold "PD" framed handstamp, red manuscript "102" rating on reverse, additional red orange Zurich (7.11) cds, endorsed via "England" at top, London red "Paid" (7.13) transit cds, Liverpool (7.13) transit, carried on Cunard Line Europa from Liverpool Jul. 15th to Boston arriving Jul. 27th, red "Boston Ms., Ship, Jul 27" cds and matching "34" retaliatory due handstamp for 24¢ packet rate plus 10¢ inland postage; some edge wear and light toning, F.-V.F. and scarce retaliatory rare use from Switzerland.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
309       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Jul. 11) New-Castle-on-Tyne, England to Boston, Mass. Datelined folded letter with blue "Newcastle-on-Tyne, JY 11, 1848" cds, bold red "Detained for Postage" framed handstamp and matching "Returned for Postage" framed backstamp, red manuscript "postage not paid" at left, Liverpool (7.13) backstamps, red London "Paid" (8.31) transit cds and manuscript "1/-" transatlantic packet rating, Liverpool (9.1) transit and framed "NOT PAID" handstamp, carried by Cunard Line Europa from Liverpool Sep. 2nd to New York arriving Sep. 14th, New York blue manuscript "29" cent retaliatory due rating for 24¢ packet fee plus 5¢ inland postage, Very Fine and unusual held for postage use during the retaliatory period.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
310       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Jul. 17) Munster, Prussia to New York N.Y. Folded letter with "Munster, 18 / 7" origin cds with magenta "15/16" zoll loft weight note at top left (approx. 13.6 grams) and matching "fr 14¼" rating updated to "21¾", Aachen oval "P." handstamp, Belgian manuscript "1-10" credit to G.B., red London "Paid" and Liverpool (7.22) transits, missed the America and held for Cunard Line Acadia departing Liverpool Jul. 29th to Boston arriving Aug. 13th, red "Boston Ms., Ship, Aug 14" cds with matching "29" cent retaliatory rating handstamp for 24¢ transatlantic packet plus 5¢ inland postage, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The transit fee through Belgium was based on 7½ grams for a single letter while Prussian and British single letter rates were based on 1 loth and ½ ounce, or 15 grams each. Therefore, this letter required one Prussian rate, two Belgian rates and one British rate.The letter was prepaid 21sbr 9pf.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
311       image1848 (Aug. 19) Sonneberg, Germany to New York N.Y. Folded letter endorsed "via Ostende & Liverpool Steamer" at top with red "Sonneberg / 19 Augt 1848" two-line postmark with matching "PP" handstamp and ms. "3-6" rating, red ms. "1 1/8" weight notation (18 grams) top left, magenta "fra 27 - 24 - 18 - 106 } 148" kreuzer indicating double and triple rates for Prussian (Turin & Taxis) transit to and from Belgium, British transit and sea passage, Aachen blue ms. "42¼" sbr conversion, oval "P." handstamp, red London "Paid" (8.24) transit cds, Liverpool (8.24) transit, carried by Cunard Line Hibernia from Liverpool Aug. 26th to Boston arriving Sep. 8th, red "Boston Ms., Ship, Sep 8" cds and matching "58" retaliatory double-weight rating handstamp for two-times 24¢ packet plus two-times 5¢ inland postage; horizontal fold, F.-V.F. and rare double-weight retaliatory use from Germany.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

The articles of the Anglo-Prussian Convention, Oct. 1st 1846, eff. Jan. 1st 1847, specified that on paid letters there was to be marked in the upper right corner the amount (in British currency) due to the receiving exchange office. The Aachen exchange office inscribed "3-6" 3s6d, the equivalent of 106 kreuzer for British transit and sea passage to the U.S. and applied the black oval "P." to indicate the letter was paid.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
312       image1848 (Aug. 25) London, England to New York N.Y. Blue folded letter with "Fenchurch St" straightline, red London "Paid" (8.25) cds and red manuscript "2/-" prepaid rating, carried by Cunard Hibernia from Liverpool Aug. 26st to Boston arriving Sep. 2nd, "Boston Ms., Ship, Sep 8" cds and bold "58" retaliatory due handstamp for double the 24¢ transatlantic packet and double the 5¢ inland postage; file fold, Very Fine and choice double-weight retaliatory rate use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
313       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; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
314       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; $200 - 300.

Letter carried on 12th of 25 Cunard voyages westbound to Boston under the retaliatory order.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
315       image1848 (Sep. 18) Paterson N.J. to Burton-in-Kendal, England. Folded letter with red "Paterson N.J. Sep 18" cds and matching "Paid" straightline with manuscript "29" rating (24¢ American packet plus 5¢ inland postage), carried by Ocean Line Washington from New York Sep. 20th to Southampton arriving Oct. 5th, red London (10.6) backstamp and manuscript "1/-" due rating for transatlantic packet discriminatory fee, red manuscript "Missent to" and blue "Kendal, OC 6 1843" cds adjacent, "Burton.W" (10.7) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

The commencement of the American Packet service on June 1, 1847 led to Britain imposing a "Discriminatory Rate" on mails landed at Southampton with all US prepayment ignored and the One Shilling Packet Rate charged to the addressee. Eventually, continued use of this discriminatory rate on American packet letters caused Americans to retaliate with a double sea postage on letters carried by British contract vessels.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
316       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Oct. 2) Liverpool, England to Boston Mass. Gray folded letter with black "Postage Paid to Destination by Harnden & Co. of Liverpool" framed handstamp, red "Paid at Liverpool, OC 21 1848" framed handstamp and matching "1/-" prepaid rating handstamp, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Hibernia from Liverpool Oct. 21st to Boston arriving Nov. 3rd, Boston red "24" retaliatory due rating handstamp for transatlantic packet, Very Fine and scarce Harndens retaliatory use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
317       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Oct. 30) Halifax, Nova Scotia to New York N.Y. Blue folded letter with red "Halifax, Nova Scotia, Paid, Oct 30, 1848" tombstone datestamp with red manuscript "1/-" shilling prepaid packet rating, carried by Cunard Line Hibernia from Halifax Oct. 30th to Boston arriving Oct. 3rd, red "Boston Ms., Ship, Nov 3" cds and matching "29" retaliatory due handstamp for 24¢ transatlantic postage plus 5¢ inland; light file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
318       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Nov. 3) London, England to Alden, N.Y. Cover with blue "Boswell Rd" station backstamp with red crayon "1/-" shilling prepaid packet rating, red London Paid (11.3) cds, carried by Cunard Line Acadia from Liverpool Nov. 4th to Boston arriving Nov. 19th, red "Boston Ms. 'Ship' Nov 19" cds and matching "29" cent retaliatory due rating handstamp updated with blue ms. "34" for 10¢ inland postage over 300 miles plus 24¢ packet fee, Very Fine and scarce retaliatory rerating.
Estimate; $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
319       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Nov. 14) Antwerp, Belgium to Castine, Me. Folded letter with red "Anvers 14 Nov" origin cds and manuscript "24" décimes prepaid rating on reverse for all transit fees, manuscript "1/8" 1s8d Belgian credit to G.B., London and Liverpool (11.17) transits, carried by Cunard Line Britannia from Liverpool Nov. 18th to Boston arriving Dec. 6th, red "Boston Ms. 'Ship' Dec 6" cds and matching "29" retaliatory rating handstamp for 5¢ inland plus 24¢ packet fee, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Letter carried on the 22nd of 25 Cunard mail voyages to the U.S. under the retaliatory order.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
320       image(Retaliatory Rates) 1848 (Nov. 22) London, England to New York, N.Y. Folded letter with red "Piccadilly C.O" straightline and red London (11.22) cds with manuscript "1/-" shilling prepaid rating, Liverpool (11.23) transit, carried by Cunard Line Canada from Liverpool Nov. 25th to New York arriving Dec. 14th, New York red "24" cent rating handstamp, Very Fine, A scarce example of the New York small "24" retaliatory rating handstamp. .
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction

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