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United States Postal History continued...

Transatlantic Mails - Foreign Mails 1854 to 1857 continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
361       image1857 (Jul. 29) Boston, Mass. to Leghorn, Tuscany, Italy. Gray folded letter with "Boston, Br. Pkt. 29 Jul" exchange cds and matching bold large "23" cent debit handstamp, carried by Cunard Line America from Boston Jul. 29th to Liverpool arriving Aug. 10th, Aachen (8.11) backstamp and blue "38" kr. debit, Florence (8.17.57) arrival backstamp with red manuscript "30" crazie due rating, Very Fine and choice, Prussian Closed Mail covers to Tuscany are uncommon.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

This large Boston "23" debit handstamp is not recorded by Blake. Aachen marked 38 kreuzer (Austrian) as the debit to Austria for the international rate of 30¢. Transit through Switzerland added 3 kr.(A) for a total Austrian debit of 41 kr.(A) which was passed on to the Kingdom of Sardinia. This was equivalent to 26 crazie in Tuscany to which 4 crazie transit was added. Total postage due marked in red pen was 30 crazie.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
362       image1857 (Jul. 30) Towsontown Md. to Paris, France, forwarded to Geneva, Switzerland. Cover bearing 12¢ black (Scott 17) vertical pair, full margins to just in at top left, tied by neat strike of neat strike of black "Towsontown Md. Jul. 30" cds, New York red "3" credit handstamp crossed out by foreign mail circular grid cancel, updated with red "New York 'Paid 6' Aug. 1" credit exchange cds, carried by Collins Line Atlantic from New York Aug. 1st to Liverpool arriving Aug. 12th, French (8.12) entry cds and Paris (8.12) arrival backstamp, "John Munroe & Co., Paris" oval backstamp and remailed to Geneva with Paris (8.13) cds and black "35cs" due handstamp, Geneva (8.14) arrival backstamp, with original 1857 enclosure, small repair at top left corner of top stamp, otherwise Very Fine and unusual use, ex-Eubanks, with clear 1999 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This cover was mistakenly given a 3¢ credit in New York (the clerk must have thought this was paying the 24¢ rate to England), the 24¢ in stamps overpaid by 9¢ the 15¢ rate to France. Charged 35 centimes for forwarding postage from France to Switzerland.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
363       image1857 (Oct.) St. Petersburg, Russia to Newark N.J. Cover endorsed "Via Liverpool, pr. Prussian Closed Mail", reverse with "St. Petersbourg, 1857, 23/X" diamond datestamp and manuscript "22/6" rating, face with "franco" and "2" ratings, "Aachen, Paid 25 Cts." updated in magenta to "50" cents, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from Liverpool Nov. 7th to Boston arriving Nov. 19th, red "N. York Br. Pkt. '60 Paid' Nov 21" exchange credit cds (Winter 107), Very Fine and scarce incoming PCM from Russia.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The rare New York Br. Pkt. "60 Paid" exchange credit cds (Winter 107) is recorded by Winter on Jan. 26th 1861. This example is far earlier.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
364       image1857 (Nov. 5) San Francisco Cal. to Enniscorthy, Ireland. 10¢ green (U18) buff entire cancelled by "San Francisco, Cal. Nov 5, 1857" cds, sent via Panama to New York, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from Boston Dec. 2nd to Liverpool arriving Dec. 14th, reverse with "Liverpool, America, DE 14, 857" transit cds and matching "ART-5 / BR. PKT." two-line handstamp, bold strike of "1/1½" 1s1½d due handstamp, Dublin (12.15) and Enniscorthy (12.16) arrival cds; top edge restored, Very Fine appearance and scarce use.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

This cover was underpaid for the 29¢ West Coast rate to Ireland and therefore treaty as wholly unpaid. The U.S. - G.B. Treaty specified the rate under Article 5 of the treaty and handstamps were applied at Liverpool stating "ART-5 / B.R. PKT." and "ART-5 / U.S. PKT." depending on British and American packets respectively.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
Transatlantic Mails - Foreign Mails 1858 to 1886
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
365       image"Sarah Sands" Second Return - 1858 (Apr. 22) Hong Kong, China to New York, N.Y. Datelined folded letter endorsed "Via Marseilles", partial Hong Kong (4.22) double-arc backstamp, carried by P&O steamers from Hong Kong via Marseilles, red London (6.12) backstamp and manuscript "24" cent debit to U.S., carried transatlantic by Vanderbilt Line Ariel from Southampton Jun. 16th to New York arriving Jun. 29th, sharp strike of "New - York Am. Pkt. Jun 30" cds and "45" cent due handstamp for ¼ - ½ ounce letter via Marseilles (effective Jan. 1857 to Aug 1861), a Very Fine use at the 45¢ rate.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Very interesting letter from Augustine Heard & Co. concerning ship wreck and Second Opium War: "…About 4,000 Packages have been recovered from the wreck of the "Cruiser" and are held by the sailors until some settlement until some settlements are made with the local underwriters of the ship. Some 2000 packages more, report says were carried off by the local Chinese to Whampoa and sold there….The "Grey Feather" has come down the river from Whampoa to complete he loading here, probably with Chow-Chow Cargo…The Chinese traders at Canton, anticipating some hostile proceedings towards foreigners upon the arrival of the new Governor General, who is expected from the north about the 10th, are very anxious to move off what stocks of Teas and other export produce they have remaining on their hands… All the foreign Ambassadors have left Shanghae for the north; and should the Allied Powers carry into effect their reported intentions of stopping the supplies for Pekin serious apprehensions are entertained that the Chinese will take some retaliatory measures at the Treaty Ports…".
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
366       image1858 (Jun. 6) Calcutta, India to Boston Mass. Light salmon cover with sharp "Forwarded by Wills Brothers & Co., Calcutta" oval and red "Cal., 6, Jun, 1858, G.P.O." origin cds on reverse, endorsed "Per 'Candia' via Southampton", framed "INDIA UNPAID" handstamp and pencil "1" pence colonial debit to London, red London (8.2) transit backstamp and manuscript "12" debit, carried by Inman Line City of Washington from Liverpool Aug. 4th to New York arriving Aug. 18th, black "New.York, Am. Packet. Aug 19"; cover tears, Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Calcutta struck small boxed INDIA UNPAID and debited G.B. 1 penny for colonial fee. London debited U.S. 12¢ for transit fees from India via Southampton.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
367       image1858 (Dec. 8) Calcutta, India to Boston Mass. Cover with original datelined enclosure, red "Calcutta, 8 Dec 1858" backstamp and and manuscript "1½" annas debit for the Colonial fee via Marseilles, black "INDIA UNPAID" framed handstamp, endorsed "pr 'Candia' via Marseilles" at top, red London (1.15) transit backstamp and manuscript "18" cent debit to U.S., carried by Inman Line City of Baltimore from Queenstown Jan. 19th to New York arriving Feb. 4th, bold "Boston, AM. Pkt., Feb 8" backstamp with matching "39" due rating for the ¼ ounce rate via Marseilles, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The 39¢ rate from India via Marseilles for up to ¼ ounce comprised: 18¢ debit to Britain, 16¢ American packet sea passage plus 5¢ U.S. inland.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
368       image1859 (c., Jan. 8) London, England to Newport R.I. via New York. Folded cover from the Vernon correspondence to Newport R.I. with London "8/IA" bishop mark on flap and red manuscript "1 N" shilling packet rating, entered U.S. mails with "New / York" two-line postmark and manuscript "4 dwt" rating, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
369       image1859 (Mar. 18) York, England to Philadelphia, Pa. Cover bearing G.B. 1s green tied by "York, MR 18 1859" duplex, Liverpool (3.19) backstamps and small red "5/Cents" credit exchange handstamp, carried by Cunard Line Persia from Liverpool Mar. 19th to New York arriving Mar. 30th, red "Phila. Br. Pkt. 'Paid 24' Mar 30" exchange cds, forwarded with 3¢ dull red (26)" cancelled by grid cancel, matching "Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 31 1859" octagonal datestamp, Very Fine and scarce mixed-franking transatlantic forwarded use.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
370       image1859 (Nov.) Auraria, Kansas Terr. via Council Buffs, Iowa to Henley on Thames, England. Yellow cover with "Aurarua, near Denver City, Kansas Territory, U.S." return address on reverse, entered mails with "Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov 23, 1859" cds and bearing 12¢ black (36B) horizontal pair tied by pen cancels, red "Portland Me., Am. Pkt. '3' Dec 3, 1859" credit exchange cds, carried by Allan Line Bohemian from Portland Dec. 3rd to Liverpool arriving Dec. 15th, red London Paid (12.16) transit cds, Henley on Thames (12.17) arrival backstamp; pair hinged in place, Fine and rare transatlantic use from Kansas Territory via Portland Packet, This was the maiden return voyage of the Allan Line "Bohemian".
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Gold was discovered in Georgia in 1828, and the town of Auraria was named in 1833. In 1857 a group of Aurarians called the "Russell Boys" traveled to the Pikes Peak region to seek gold, which they discovered in the sands of Cherry Creek in February 1858. This soon gave birth to a town which they named Auraria in honor of their Georgia home. Council Bluffs, Iowa is approximately 540 miles east of Auraria.
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
371       image1860s, U.S. Consul of Mexico Diplomatic Pouch via Washington D.C. to Hudson N.Y. Amber cover endorsed "JAS Killin, U.S.C., Mexico" as U.S. Consul, sent via diplomatic pouch,free franked "B.S. Chew, C.C." as chief clerk and blue "DEPARTMENT OF STATE" straightline handstamp, entered mails with "Washington D.C., Free, May 13" cds to Hudson N.Y., Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
372       image1860 (Aug. 4) Darlington, England to Wytheville, Va. Cover with blue "Darlington AU 4 1860" double-arc datestamp, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from Liverpool Aug. 3rd to New York arriving Aug. 16th, black "N. York Br. Pkt. '24' Aug 15" exchange debit cds with matching small "19" debit accountancy handstamp, manuscript "Due 24" at top left; edge flaws, missing right backflap, Fine, A Rare Example of This Unlisted New York Small "19" Debit Accountancy Handstamp. .
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
373       image1861 (Feb. 13) Hong Kong, China to Salem Mass. Fresh gray folded cover docketed "Augustine Heard & Co., Hong Kong, Feb 13, 1861" and endorsed "Via Marseilles", entered mails with "Hong Kong, C, FE 14 '61" cds, manuscript "1" 1s due rating, London "24 / Cents" debit handstamp to U.S. for British foreign transit, carried by Inman Line Edinburgh from Queenstown Mar. 28th to New York arriving Apr. 8th, sharp bold "Boston Am. Pkt. Apr 8" exchange cds and matching bold "45" due handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
374       image1861 (Sep. 6) Boston Mass. to Cardiff, Wales. Orange buff cover with red, white and blue Civil War Patriotic design showing Snake, Eagle and American Flag, addressed to Capt Daniel Jones, Ship W. Moses in care of the American Consul, "Boston, A.Pkt. '24' Sep 6" debit exchange cds, carried by Inman Line Glasgow from New York Sep. 7th to Queenstown arriving Sep. 20th, red London (9.21) transit backstamp and manuscript "1/-" due rating for transatlantic packet, Cardiff (9.22) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
375       image1862 (Sep. 11, Nov. 17) Memphis, Tenn. to Warboys, England. Two yellow covers sent by British packet and American packet, Sep. 11th bearing 12¢ black (69) strip of three and single cancelled by partial four-ring targets, two strikes of red "N.York Br. Pkt. 'Paid 38' Sep 16" credit exchange cds for British packet obliterated by red circular grids, New York red "6" credit handstamp for American packet, carried by HAPAG Hammonia from New York Sep. 20th to Southampton arriving Oct. 2nd, red London Paid (10.3) arrival cds; Nov. 27th bearing two 12¢ black (69) vertical pairs tied by four-ring targets, red "N.York Br. Pkt. 'Paid 38' 26 Nov" credit exchange cds for British packet, carried by Cunard Europa from Boston Nov. 26th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 8th; small flaws and wear, F.-V.F., A scarce pair of double-weight Memphis Tenn. transatlantic covers mailed during Union Occupation., ex-Gliedman.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
376       image1862 (Oct. 14) Hong Kong, China to Boston Mass. Tissue paper cover with red "Per Overland via Marseilles" banner directive, red "Hong Kong, Paid, C, OC 14 '62" cds (Inverted "C") and red crayon "1/11" prepaid rating (46¢) to U.S. port, red crayon "1/10" 1s10d credit to G.B., red London Paid (11.27) transit cds and matching "16 / cents" credit to U.S. for sea passage, carried by Allan Line North American from Londonderry Nov. 28th to Portland arriving Dec. 10th, clear strike of "Boston Am. Pkt. '5' Dec 10" debit cds for 5¢ inland postage, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
377       image1863-1868 Transatlantic Mail - Depreciated Currency. Group of 12 covers including Boston and some New York depreciated currency markings, includes 1863 (Jun. 18) Paris to Boston with "Boston, Jul 1, 15/20" cds, 1864 (Jan. 15) London to Boston with "Boston, Jan 29, 1864, 15/21" cds, 1867 (May 25) Liverpool to New Orleans with rare Boston "In U.S. Notes, 62" in circle handstamp, 1867 (Dec. 7) London to Richmond Va. with Boston blue crayon "72/93" rating and additional "Due 93", and 1868 (Jan. 11) Liverpool to Boston with "Boston, 42" cds without date removed to used as a depreciated currency handstamp (24¢ rate + 5¢ fine, 42¢ currency), F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
378       image(Depreciated Currency) 1863 (May 13) Japan to Galesville Wisc. Cover with "13/5/63 Japan" origin docketing, entered mails with "Hong Kong, MY 28 '63" cds backstamp and "1" penny colonial debit, carried by P&O Ottawa from Hong Kong May 30th to Galle arriving Jun. 16th, then by P&O Candia from Galle Jun. 18th to Suez arriving Jul. 7th, then P&O Poonah from Alexandria Jul. 8th to Southampton arriving Jul. 21st, red London (7.21) transit backstamp, manuscript"24" cent debit, carried by Allan Line America from Londonderry Jul. 24th to Quebec arriving Aug. 4th, sent via Grand Trunk and Michigan Central railroad to Chicago, blue "Chicago, Am. Pkt. Aug 7" exchange cds and matching "U.S. Notes, 52" circular depreciate currency handstamp, British rating crossed out, pencil "45" and manuscript. "45" cent sterling ratings, additional "Due 52¢" at top center; some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CHICAGO DEPRECIATED CURRENCY TRANSATLANTIC USE FROM JAPAN. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
379       image1863 (Jun. 26) Boston Mass. to Rockford Ill. Cover with original letter, "London W.C., JU 13, 63" duplex and "19 / Cents" debit to U.S. handstamp, red inspector's handstamp, carried as endorsed by Cunard Canada from Queenstown Jun. 14th to Boston arriving Jun. 26th, "Boston Br. Pkt. '24' Jun 26, 1863" debit exchange cds and "33 / In U.S. Notes" depreciated currency handstamp, Fine and early Boston depreciate currency handstamp use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
380       image1865 (Nov. 15) East Cleveland Oh. to Oughterard, Ireland. Cover with "East Cleveland, Ohio, Nov 15" origin cds and 12¢ black (69) horizontal pair, attractive magenta cross-hatch cancels, tied by red "New-York Am. Pkt. '3' Nov 19" credit exchange cds updated by black "New York, Am. Pkt. '12' Nov 19" debit exchange cds and matching framed "Short Paid" handstamp, manuscript "48 cts due" rating, carried by Inman Etna from New York Nov. 19th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 2nd, reverse with Galway (12.4.65) and Oughterard arrival cds, bold strike of Galway "S 2/." due handstamp; small flaws, Fine and scarce short paid use, ex-Gliedman.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

This letter was initially rated as single 24¢ rate, but deemed over-weight and marked short paid, Partial payment was not accepted and treated as completely unpaid.
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Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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