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United States Postal History continued...

Foreign Mails - 1853 to 1868 & Balances continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
581       image1853 (Oct. 16) San Francisco Cal. to London, England. Blue folded cover with "San Francisco Cal. 16 Oct" cds with matching "Paid 29" rating handstamp, New York red "3" credit handstamp to G.B., carried by Collins Line Arctic from New York Nov. 12 to Liverpool arriving Nov. 23, London (11.24) arrival cds, F.-V.F., the earliest of only three examples of this "PAID 29" straightline, ex-Winter.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Letter carried by Pacific Mail Steamship Co. steamer Golden Gate from San Francisco to Panama City and U.S. Mail Steamship Co. steamer George Law from Aspinwall to New York. Blue pencil "29" written when letter taken to San Francisco post office, later to be marked with rate handstamp when mail prepared for departure. Although the PAID 29 handstamp was used from October 1853-February 1855, it is surprising scarce.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
582       image1853 (Dec. 6) New York N.Y. to Canton, China. Gray folded letter from the Augustine Heard correspondence with red "New-York, Br. Pkt., Dec 6" exchange cds and pencil "65" cent prepaid rating, magenta "60" cent credit to G.B., endorsed "Overland Mail", carried by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Dec. 7th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 20th, red London "Paid, 1853, 19 DE 19" transit cds, indistinct arrival backstamp; horizontal fold wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
583       image1856 (Jul. 24) Madeira to Washington, D.C. Double-weight light buff cover with enclosed letter from Dr. George Clymer, surgeon on the U.S. Frigate St. Lawrence datelined "San Antonio da Serra. Madeira, July 13th. 1856." to his daughter sent unpaid via British open mail, entered mails with "Madeira, JY 23, 1856" double-arc backstamp, carried as endorsed by African Steamship Co. Niger from Funchal Jul. 23rd to Plymouth arriving Jul. 29th, reverse with "Plymouth, Packet Letter, JY 30, 1856" cds and red London (7.31) transit cds, London manuscript "1.20" debit to U.S. for transit and sea postage, carried by Cunard Line Canada from Liverpool Aug. 2nd to Boston arriving Aug. 13th, "Boston, Br. Pkt., 13 Aug" exchange cds and debit update to "1.40" for $1.40 due, Very Fine and scarce double rate from Madeira.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

London's debit of $1.20 to the U.S. was correct (double 65¢ rate, less 10 cents for U.S. inland). The Boston clerk may have thought it was a ship letter, so added 10¢.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
584       image1857 (Jul. 29) Boston Mass. to Hong Kong, China. Folded letter with red "Boston Paid, 29 Jul, Br. Pkt." exchange cds with pencil "5" prepaid rating, blue London (8.10) transit backstamp and manuscript "1/5" 1s5d rating, Hong Kong (9.10) double-arc receiver, docketed "Ans. Sept. 25/57", Very Fine printed circular use.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
585       image1858 (Aug. 7) Havana, Cuba to Paris, France via Charleston and New York. Gray folded letter with Charleston "Steam-Ship" oval and bold "10" cent due handstamp, red "New-York, Br. Pkt. Aug 18" exchange backstamp and red crayon "40" cent rating, carried by Cunard Line Persia from New York Aug. 18th to Queenstown arriving Aug. 28th, Calais (8.30) entry cds and "12" décimes due handstamp, Paris (8.31) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and interesting use from Cuba.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
586       image1862 (May 26) Baltimore Md. to London, England. Blue folded cover with blue "Baltimore Md., May 26" cds and matching bold "24" cent rating handstamp, clear "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' May 28" debit exchange cds, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Niagara from Boston May 28th to Queenstown arriving Jun. 8th, scarce on-board purser's black "1/-" shilling due handstamp, red London (6.10.62) arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine, ex-Bolton, Feldman.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

This was carried on the final voyage of the Cunard Line "Niagara".
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
587       image1867 (Dec. 5) Cincinnati, Oh. to Carlsruhe, Baden. Cover with blue "Cincinnati O. Dec 5" origin cds, "New York Br. Pkt. '23' Dec 11" debit exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Persia departing Dec. 11 to Queenstown arriving Dec. 22, Verviers (12.24) and Baden (12.25) backstamps, large blue "45" kreuzer due handstamp; reduced at left, Very Fine, ex-Winter, with 1997 van der Linden certificate.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

U.S. debit included not only U.S. inland postage but also sea and British transit fees which the United States was required to pay to the United Kingdom. Transit through Belgium was paid for by the British. The Aachen exchange office clerk struck the blue "45" handstamp to show the postage due in Southern German currency, kreuzer (equivalent to 30¢). This uncommon handstamp was used only in 1866-67.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
588       image1868 (Sep. 21) San Antonio, Tex. to Bedford, England. Orange buff cover bearing 1¢ blue, F. grill (92) strip of three, and 3¢ red, F. grill (94), pair and single, all tied by cross roads cancel duplexed with "San Antonio Tex Sep 21" cds, red "New York 'Paid All' Oct 1" exchange cds, carried by NGL Line Hermann departing New York Oct. 1st to Southampton arriving Oct. 13th, red London Paid (10.14) arrival cds, Bedford (10.14) arrival cds; edge wear with rounded corner, Fine, with 1992 R.P.S. certificate.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
589       imageBoston Transatlantic Mail, 1840s-70s. Collection of over 80 covers comprising mostly stampless transatlantics including better noted: 1840 New Haven Conn. to London with Boston manuscript "Too Late", 1846 Roxbury Mass. to Paris with "Forwarded by Harden & Co., Boston oval backstamp; various rating handstamps including rare Boston large "96", etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
590       imagePhiladelphia Transatlantic Mail, 1837-1870. Group of 6 comprising 1837 Oct. 7th Philadelphia to London by sailing packet; 1847 Liverpool to Philadelphia by Cunard Hibernia with blue "12" in double-circle due handstamp, 1853 Bremen to Philadelphia with blue "6" in octagon due handstamp, 1854 Philadelphia with small red "Paid / 21" rating handstamp to France, 1855 from London to Philadelphia with "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. '24' May 30" integral due exchange cds, and 1870 with "Phila. Unpaid" exchange cds to France; some faults, F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
591       imageRetaliatory and Restored Rate Period Mail, 1848-49. Group of 15 covers including 7 retaliatory usages with red "24" or "29" rating handstamps, four usages to France via G.B. avoiding the retaliatory rate; 1848 Darlington S.C. legally avoiding the retaliatory packet fee by prepaying postage to port only via Boston; and three Restored Rate usages with two to France and one inbound use, F.-V.F. and scarce group.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)

Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
Military & War Related Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
592       image(War of 1812 Related) "M Head 23 Nov". Manuscript postmark and red manuscript "SH 19" rating on folded letter datelined "at Sea - Halifax Nova Scotia Novr. 17 - 1805" (Halifax crossed out) and addressed to East Haddam Ct., interesting content reading, "Gentlemen I arriv'd off Sandyhook October 31st with 209 Hhds Sugars on board where I was boarded by the Cambrian Frigate and Ordered on board With my papers after they were Examind the Capt told me he should detain me and send me to Halifax. My mate and all my men except the Cook was taken out - a prize master mate & seven men put on board & made sail for this place I am not disappointed in being sent in." and postscript "N.B. I wrote this letter to send from Halifax we have been drove off 3 times & I am in hopes to get in shortly by a fighting ship", Extremely Fine and interesting Marblehead Mass. ship letter use.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

This letter is a first-hand account of events that lead up to the Embargo of 1807 and the War of 1812.

HMS "Cambrian" was a Royal Navy 40-gun fifth rate frigate. She served in the English Channel, and off North America. In 1805, "Cambrian" transferred to the Halifax station, where she harassed French and Spanish shipping, and captured several privateers and merchantmen.
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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
593       image(War of 1812 Related) 1812 (Oct. 20) Bordeaux, France to Providence R.I. Folded letter datelined "Bordeaux, 20th Oct. 1812", carried as endorsed by the American privateer Grecian to Annapolis, entered mails with manuscript "Annapolis Md, Jan 19" postmark and "Ship" straightline handstamp with ms. "22" due rating for 300-500 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, letter relates to waiting down the river for a chance to proceed to sea concerning invoices and letters pertaining to trade, Jan. 29th receipt docketing, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This was posted three weeks before the start of the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay. American privateers were active throughout the War of 1812, intercepting merchant shipping and carrying mail, over 500 privateers captured 1,300 enemy ships during the war.

The "Grecian" was an American Schooner launched in 1812. During the War of 1812, she was issued a letter of Marque. She was captured by a ship of the Royal Navy on February 5, 814 and was taken into service as the HMS "Grecian". She was design by Thomas Kemp of Baltimore. She was able to carry 20 guns, but never carried that many. The letter.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
594       imageSpanish American War including Patriotics. Collection of 33 covers including better patriotic designs, soldiers letters and military stations, noted includes #232, 290 registered use on flag advertising patriotic design; #285 on Chickamauga Ga. cover with "Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Battlefield" patriotic corner card; Anglo Saxon Alliance cover and post card patriotics; 1899 Mayaguez Port Rico Mil. Sta. No. 3 use marked 6¢ due; etc.; an interesting group with many better usages, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
595     279 image(Spanish-American War) Eagle and Flag. Multicolored advertising circular printed by the Eagle Advertising Co. for Pelouze Scale and Mfg. Co., folds to a 21x8 inch Official Spanish - American War Map of Cuba with inset maps of Puerto Rico, West Indies, Canary Islands, Philippine Islands and Manila Bay, two scale illustrations, one being a National Postal Scale, frank with 1¢ deep green tied by "Chicago, Ill., Jul 25, 1898" flag machine postmark, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful Spanish-American war showpiece.
Scott No. 279; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
596       image1941 (Sep. 2) New York N.Y. to Camp de Noe, France. 2¢ entire uprated with 1¢ #899 pair, 5¢ #760 block of four, and 6¢ airmail (C25) tied by "New York, N.Y., Sta. K., Sep 2, 1941" duplex to Camp de Noe, France, unlisted French framed "Centre de Seiour Surveille de Noe (H.G.) Contole No. 1" censor handstamp and returned to sender, reverse with German censor tape and handstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
597       imageWWII Patriotic Covers. Group of 25 different patriotic covers, range of frankings, Fine and interesting group.
Estimate; $75 - 100. (Image1)

Est. $75-100
SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
Advertising & Illustrated - Aeronautical to Fruits
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
598       imageAdvertising Collars. Group of 5 different comprising Ohio Centennial with 2¢ #213, The Keystone Watch Club with 2¢ #213, Sunshine Stoves with 2¢ Bureau issue; English & Mersick Landau Fixtures etc. with 2¢ #220; and Old Dominion Building & Loan Association with two 2¢ #220 singles, F.-V.F. trio.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
599       imageAdvertising Cover Group, 1883-86. Of four covers each bearing 2¢ Banknote; includes "Fannie Dexter, Clairvoyant Physician" shield corner card (Pawtucket, R.I.), W. C. Vosburgh Mfg. Co. showing Illuminated Clock (Chicago, Ill.), "J.M. Graham, Carriages, Heavy Wagons, Carts" bordered ad (Lawrence, Mass.) and A.D. Puffer & Sons' Manufacturing Co. showing Carbonated Beverage Machines, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
600       image(Aeronautical) Williams & Young, The Worlds Greatest Aeronauts. Beautiful blue illustrated ad showing Balloon with Parachuter below and "The Most Marvelous and Dareing Feat Ever Performed by Humane Being", on unsealed 1891 cover bearing 1¢ blue (219), s.e. at bottom, tied by "Chicago" third class grid cancel to the Secretary of Fair in Belleville, Canada at the 1¢ printed matter rate, Very Fine and attractive, a rare design.
Estimate; $250 - 350. (Image1)

Est. $250-350
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction

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