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United States Postal History continued...

Railroad Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
541     4-D-1 imageAc. & St. L & An. Kk. R.R., Apr 12. Gray-blue cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large to huge margins, on small lady's cover to Stevens Plains Me.; wax seal removed from back, Extremely Fine and choice, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 4-D-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
CLOSED
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542     274-B-1 imageBalt. & Ohio R.R. Jan 18. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) four clear to huge margins, on buff cover with blue Kefauver & Campbell Flour and Produce Commission Merchants Baltimore illustrated cameo corner showing barrel, wheat and Masonic compass and square, to Frederick Md.; tiny edge nick, Very Fine and attractive.
Towle No. 274-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
543     4-A-1 imageEastern R.R., Sep 26. Blue route agent cds and matching "Paid" straightline just ties 5¢ orange brown (1b), margins to touched, trivial corner crease, additionally cancelled by manuscript, on blue folded letter datelined "Portland Sept 26th 1849" to Keene N.H., a Very Fine 1847 Issue railroad use, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 4-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
544     35-E-1 imageN. Haven & Greenfield R.R., Feb 6. Sharp strike of route agent cds and matching "Paid" straightline cancels 3¢ orange brown (10A), pos. 49LO, margins to touched, on blue folded cover to Springfield Mass., Very Fine and choice, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 35-E-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
545     100-A-2 imageTroy & Whitehall R.R., Jan 3. Bold cds strike ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, on buff cover to Troy N.Y., Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 100-A-2; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
546     303-B-2 imageVirginia Central R.R., Mar 24. Strong strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to in, on 1853 folded letter datelined from Charlottesville Va. to New York N.Y., Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 303-B-2; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
547       image"Wilmington Del. R.R. Aug 30". Manuscript postmark and matching "6" cent rating on 1840 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; minor fold stain, F.-V.F. and unlisted railroad postmark.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
548       image1851-57 Issue Postal History - Railroads. Collection of 42 covers with many better early railroad route agent datestamps including Boston & Maine R.R., Madison & Indiana. R.R., Boston & Fall River R.R., Boston & Fitchburg R.R., Boston & Stonington R.R., Eastern R.R., Baltimore R.R. straightlines, N. York & Harlem R.R., South Carolina R.R., Housatonic R.R., Kent Housatonic R.R. station ovals, etc. three steamboat route agents comprising two N.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R.R. uses and a "Louisville & St. Louis S.B." cds use; some mixed condition.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
Packets and Ship Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
549       imageBaltimore Md., Aug 15. Bold strike of blue cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on mourning cover to Baltimore, matching blue "STEAMBOAT" and "DUE2cts." handstamps; flap torn, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
550     363 imageFrom Natchitoches Packet D.R. Carroll. Bold strike of blue oval handstamp on blue tissue paper cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26), bright color, tied by partial "New Orleans La., 1859" cds and matching "STEAMBOAT" straightline handstamp; partial flap, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 363; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
551       N. Bedford, Ms. May "18". Red cds with manuscript dating and matching bold strike of red "SHIP" handstamp and red ms. "52" rating for 50¢ postage plus 2¢ ship fee on folded cover docketed "Nantz, 12 April 1806" France to Charleston S.C., fresh and Very Fine, an early New Bedford ship use.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Est. $150-200
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552       imageShip and Sea Post Mail. Group of 54 covers and cards including 1930 paquebot from "Gripsholm" to Norway; U.S. German Sea Post and French Sea Post uses, some advertising covers incl. NDL Bremen Line agent at Boston, HAPAG Line, Ocean Steamship Co. etc; some foreign franked mail, etc.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
553       image"Way Kingston N.Y.". Manuscript postmark and matching "12½" cent rating on 1827 folded cover to the Navy Yard in Boston Mass., red "New-York, Oct 3" cds and matching sharp "STEAM BOAT" straightline handstamp with updated "18¾" rating, Very Fine and rare Steam Boat way combination use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
Foreign Mails - 1773 to 1852
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
554       image1773 (July 7) Dublin, Ireland to Albany, N.Y. Folded letter with brown "7/Jy" Bishop mark on reverse and additional New York straight line with matching "4 Se" Franklin mark, front with "1¼oz" weight notation, "2/6" rating crossed out and re-rated "7N6" with "10/3" totalled due rating at left, letter regarding obtaining a captain's commission; small repaired cover tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce early transatlantic usage.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)

Est. $1,500-2,000
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555       image1785 (c.) New York N.Y. to Paris, France via Le Havre. Undated folded cover with mostly readable black "PAQ. NEW YORK" straightline handstamp, red "20" sols due marking on back, red "NEW-YORCK/PAR LE HAVRE" two-line handstamp and manuscript "27" sols due, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A VERY RARE FRENCH ROYAL PACKET COVER DURING THE SECOND AGENCY THROUGH LE HAVRE. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
556       image1793 (Feb. 16) New York N.Y. to Havre de Grace, France. Datelined folded letter with black "P.F. DE NEW YORK." straightline handstamp on reverse, red "Amerique Septentrionale P. L'Orient" double-circle handstamp, manuscript "1" crossed out and re-rated "30" sols, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FRENCH PACKET USE CARRIED FROM NEW YORK TO L'ORIENT, FRANCE.

This was probably carried on the DuBois packets under contract with the French government, the
Le Suffren departed New York on March 15, 1793 to L'Orient arriving on May 15th. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
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557       image1797, 1803 L'Orient, France to Newport R.I. via Salem and New York. Two folded letters from Benjamin Peirce, 1797 entered mails with red "Salem, Feb 11" two-line postmark and manuscript. "Sh 14" rating, 1803 with black "New York" clamshell postmark with red manuscript "Sh 19" rating and additional "Fordd. from Pro", some interesting 1797 content in the aftermath of the XYZ affairs souring US-French relations "…I wrote you 21st September advising you of the William & cargo at the commercial tribunal (commercial court) in France & of the appeal of the captors to the civil tribunal at Vannes, but have found means to keep it off, tho expensive, until the commissioners were received, which gives me some distant hop of an acquittal", He writes that he has enclosed a certificate of the landing of the cargo, which could not be done before. He writes about the cargo loaded onto the William, including sugar. He writes about sending copies of the commercial tribunal to Congress, and also to the Vice Consul for the French Republic "I do not believe all ships under the American flag are American property", excellent references to the ongoing problems regarding seizure of American ships leading up to the War of 1812, Very Fine pair of covers.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Benjamin Peirce (1778-1831) was a Harvard historian and librarian born in Salem Mass. He received an AB from Harvard in 1801 and following graduation joined his farther's shipping business and served in the Mass. State Senate. In 1826, he was appointed Librarian of Harvard, and compiled a catalog of the library published in 1830.
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Est. $200-300
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558       image(Freight Money) 1838 (Sep. 22) Philadelphia Pa. to London, England via New York. Light gray folded letter with red "Forwarded From Hale's For. Letr. Office, New York" four-line handstamp on reverse and pencil "25" cent freight money fee prepaid, placed in letter bag unpaid, carried by Great Western from New York to Bristol, "Bristol/Ship-Letter" handstamp and "1/5" rating crossed out and rerated "2/10" for double the 1s5d, red London "10.18" arrival backstamp, Very Fine and early freight money letter showing prepayment by Hale & Co., ex-Winter.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Letters showing freight money prepayment at New York are quite scarce as the fee was seldom marked. The G.B. single letter rate consisted of 8d incoming ship fee plus 9d inland fee from Bristol to London.
(Image1)

Est. $500-750
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
559       image(Freight Money) 1839 (Jun. 12, Jul. 31) Philadelphia Pa. to London, England. Two folded letters carried by the Great Western from New York to Bristol on the 8th and 9th return voyages, first with "37½" rating for 25¢ freight fee and 12½¢ inland postage to New York; second with "150" rating for quadruple 25¢ freight fee and 12½¢ inland postage to New York, Very Fine pair of freight money letters, ex-Arthur White.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
560       image(Freight Money) 1841 (May 13) Philadelphia, Pa. to Halifax, England. Folded cover with blue "Philada Pa. Feb 6" cds with matching clear "Paid" double-octagon handstamp and manuscript "25" cent rating for 12½¢ freight fee and 12½¢ inland postage to New York, carried by Sailing Packet from New York to Liverpool, partial "Liverpool/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp and manuscript "8" pence due rating for ship fee, Very Fine freight money letter by sailing packet.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction

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