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Postal History continued...

General Postal History by Year
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2635 cover 1795-1890 imageExhibit Collection of Postal History Under the Presidents, Washington to Harrison 1795-1890, Fabulous and fascinating exhibit collection of 18 covers superbly researched and written up; includes 9 stampless starting with 1794 Baltimore to Philadelphia folded cover with bold "BALT.AUG 4" straightline handstamp; 1800 Boston to Pembrook with straightline "BOSTON" and "23/MA" in circle handstamps; 1808 Philadelphia to Boston with "PHI/17/NO" in circle handstamp; 1840 Boston to Pine Plain with red circular "BOSTON/MAR/15/MA" cancel; 1841 New Orleans to Castine, ME, with blue "NEW ORLEANS/MAR/30/LA" handstamp and manuscript 50 rating for double weight over 400 miles; 1845 Washington, D.C. to Milton, VT, with red "WASHINGTON CITY/16/JAN/D.C." and "FREE" handstamps and signed "Free/Geo P Marsh" a member of congress representing Vermont; 1850 with blue "COVINGTON/FEB/27/KY." datestamp to New Orleans; stamped covers highlighted by well centered #7 on circular rate cover from Saratoga Springs to Benson, VT; #9 from Washington to Norwich, CT; #26A on neat cover from Boston to South Reading, Mass; #68 San Francisco to Hoboken, NJ; #112 on drop letter rate cover in Fitchburg, Mass; #146 on interesting Washington, D.C. cover with "LOCAL" carrier post office handstamp to A. H. Stephens, congressman and former Vice-President of the Confederate States; #179 cover postmarked June 15, 1878, with forwarding agents handstamp and endorsed S.S. Germanic v. Queenstown, Swiss closed Mail to Switzerland with Zurich backstamp; an interesting group begging for further expansion with many gems for the specialist; way above average but with few minor flaws to be expected, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.8 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2636 cover 1827 imageMAIL ROUTE, red straightline handstamp on stampless folded cover (no contents) addressed to Philadelphia with manuscript "10" at top right and endorsed "Ship Carolian Capt. A(nthony). Howes" at bottom left, Fine and extremely scarce marking that was used from 1827 to Feb. 24 1830 on private ship letters which were not classified as "ship letters" through the use of the "impliedly under contract" ruling of the Post Office Department. See page 88 of Vol. II of the American Stampless Cover Catalog for an image of a nearly identical cover and for more detailed information. (Image)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2637 cover 1838 imageCanton China to New York via Baltimore noting capture of a ship by pirates, 1838 stampless folded letter written by Capt. A.A. Low and endorsed "per Argyle" with red Baltimore circular datestamp and "Ship" handstamps with manuscript "77" rate, datelined "Canton February 28th 1838" that reads in part, "…The Roman arrived on Lintin on the 21st, 111 days from New York and in course of time her dispatches will be up…. A ??? capture of the Philadelphia packet ship Susquehanah [sic] by a piratical vessel has caused some sensation here…", Very Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2638 cover 1846 imageHong Kong to New York via England written by an opium smuggler, 1846 stampless folded letter with scarce red large "Paid at Hong Kong" Crown and Circle 28 mm handstamp (Yang Type 6), red "7" and framed "Paid 6 MR 6 1847" transit datestamp and manuscript "2/-" at top right, manuscript "per overland mail" at top left, black handstamp at lower left, "Hong Kong 28 DE 1846" double circle datestamp on reverse, letter datelined "Hong Kong Dec. 17, 1846" and reads, "My Dear Brother, By the Horatio, I received your two letters dated August for which many thanks. I was surprised to hear of Sister's death, but afflictions never come alone. I am afraid if I don't come soon, I shall not see many other of my relations & friends; what a change since I left home? It makes me feel very sad to think of my dear Father & Sister…Since I wrote you per (ship) Tongain, I have left the "Eagle" & taken command of the Bark "Coquette" at the request of R(ussell) & Co. for a short time only. I sail today for Shanghai and return immediately when I hope to get to India. The C. (Coquette) is the most comfortable of the vessels! But not so fast as the E. (Eagle) which is now recoppering and repairing in Whampoa. No other news, remember me to your wife & family, write me, in haste. Your affectionate Bro. Jas. S. Prescott. P.S. I hope you got the Pongees per (ship) Akbar all right, notwithstanding the accident she met with. " You can read about Captain Prescott in the book published by the Marine Historical Association of Mystic CT where this letter is partially transcribed and put into proper context on page 57. The Hong Kong Crown and Circle marking has a retail value of approximately HK $6,000. (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2639 cover 1847 imageIndia to New York via England written by an opium smuggler, two stampless folded letters, one with "7" handstamp and red maltese cross shaped "Paid LS AP29 1847" datestamp and manuscript "per overland mail" crossed out and "per Britannia" at bottom left, datelined "Bombay March 12th, 1847", the letter reads, "My Dear Brother, The date should be the 14th. I arrived here the 12th, 33 days passage exclusive of my stoppages at Singapore and Penang which I enjoyed truly very much but have no time now to enter into particulars. Here you are in again for postage, and by the next mail I shall give you something worth paying for, which will be a fortnight hence. My passage is considered for the season very short. The Coquette is the most comfortable vessel I was ever at sea in, and she is not only the handsomest but the pride of the Bombay fleet. How gratifying? I shall send you a painting of her and the Eagle when I get back to China, and if I get the Antelope next voyage, I will also send one of her. Then you will have about all of the R (Russell) & Co.'s fleet, the Abagail excepted. I hope the Akbar has got in before this with those Pongees. If they are damaged or lost there is no insurance owing to the carelessness of R. & Co. but I hope and pray they are alright. I have not time to say more as the mail is off. Remember me kindly to all and believe me to remain Your affectionate Bro., Jas. S. Prescott.", the other letter with red "24" handstamp and red maltese cross shaped datestamp and manuscript "per overland mail" and "pr. Caledonia", red "Forwarded by Forbes, Forbes & Co." oval handstamp on back, datelined "Calcutta May 2nd 1848", the letter reads in part, "…we have been quietly loading and shall sail for Singapore & China in two or three days. I am thankful to get away so soon for the weather has been dreadfully hot…. Our last news from Europe was rather astonishing. The dethronement of Louis Philippe with the complete overthrow of the French Government caused a very great excitement here. All are now looking forward to the results, many predict a general war throughout Europe…", Very Fine duo. You can read about Captain Prescott in the accompanying book published by the Marine Historical Association of Mystic CT where both letters are transcribed and put into the context; the Bombay letter on page 59 and the Calcutta letter on pages 65-67. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2640 cover 1848 imageCanton China to New York via England and Boston written by an opium smuggler, 1848 stampless folded letter with red "Boston Ms. Ship Oct. 20" circular datestamp, "29" (retaliatory rate) handstamp, and Maltese Cross-shaped "Paid LS 6 OC 1848", manuscript "per overland mail" crossed out, datelined "Canton July 21, 1848", the letter is mostly business, "My Dear Brother, I have received nothing from you since my arrival from Calcutta the 11th of June…In my last I told you of the accident I met with & that I should be obliged to docket - which we did, and the (ship) Coquette begins to look quite like herself again. She will be ready for sea in about a week, and the old place Calcutta is her destination. It is doubtful whether I go or not. I told R(ussell) &Co. the other day I wished to leave but they would not listen to a word, but I have shall leave in Jany or Feby certain. If the Antelope comes in I shall probably take her on the coast for a trip or two before I wind up. I have good reasons for not leaving for home before the coming winter which can be explained when we meet. I will say it is not, thank God, on account of any living mortal in this part of the world or India that detains me… my route home will be from here to Bombay and from there overland through Europe to London + Liverpool not forgetting to give uncle James a call at Halifax on the way…The Tea ships have lost an immense deal of money this, or rather last year. How lucky I did not make large shipments but the impression is now here that they will pay fifty percent and if I can only do as well as that I shall be satisfied and be well off in the world…" Very Fine. This letter is written by opium smuggler Captain James Prescott to his brother. You can read about him in the book published by the Marine Historical Association of Mystic CT where this letter is completely transcribed and put into proper context on pages 67-68. (Image)

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Estimate $400-500
SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2641 cover 1848-62 imageTransatlantic Covers, 1848-62, nine folded letters from New York to France (3), Germany (4) or Switzerland (2) with a nice range of markings, Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Estimate $400-600
CLOSED
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2642 cover 1849 imageCanton China to New York via England written by an opium smuggler, 1849 stampless folded letter with "19 Cents" over "24" handstamps and red maltese cross shaped "LS 27AP27 1849" datestamp and manuscript "per overland mail" crossed out, datelined "Canton Feby 21, 1849", the letter reads, "My Dear Bro, You undoubtedly will be surprised to find me still here. The fact is my business was such, and is such, that I cannot leave for some time to come; and I know you and Mother will not find fault when I tell you that since last October I have made nearly seven thousand dollars, and the chance is equally good for the next few months. Therefore, under these circumstances, I deem it my duty to wait and improve it. I have now money enough to make me entirely independent, thanks to Joss. I arrived from Shanghai on the 14th inst., after a pleasant voyage and shall sail again for that Port on the 25th inst., and expect to be absent about a month. I have arranged with R(ussell) and Co. to leave the vessel in a few months as I am determined not to run the risk of another Southwest Monsoon. Keep good hearts a little longer and I will be among you with flying colors, best love to all and with all my good wishes believe me, Your affectionate Bro Jas. S. Prescott. Please send to Mother after perusal.", Very Fine, Capt. Prescott sailed from Shanghai on August 30 1849 and on September 12 the ship was lost at sea during a typhoon and never seen again. You can read about Captain Prescott in the book published by the Marine Historical Association of Mystic CT where this letter is completely transcribed and put into proper context on pages 71-72. (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2643 cover 1853 imageOrfordville N.H. Mar. 26, boldly struck blue arc handstamp with manuscript date, manuscript "Paid 65" handstamp on cover to "Mr. John S. Sewall, U.S. Ship Saratoga, East India or Japan Squadron, Hong Kong, China, also with ms. "Care of U.S. Consul" at bottom left, docketed "Rec. per 'Island Queen' Shanghai, China Sep. 11, 1853" at left, the 65c crossed out to avoid confusion and with magenta "60" ms. credit, red "Paid 11 AP 1853" handstamp at top right, Hong Kong 1853 receiving backstamp, Very Fine, very unusual as this should have been paid by stamps, the 65c rate paid 5c U.S. inland plus shore to ship, with 16c for a U.S. ship and a 44c credit to Great Britain, includes a bio of the recipient. (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2644 cover 1855 imageBoston to Canton China, stampless folded letter, large red "Boston Paid 24 Nov. Br. Pkt." and orange "Paid DE 3 1855" circular datestamps, red "38" handstamp and pencil "43" at top, Hong Kong transit backstamp, datelined "Boston Nov. 20, 1855" from the Augustine Heard & Co. correspondence, docketed received Jan. 31/55 but must be 1856, Very Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2645 cover 1860.0702 imageTerre Haute, Ind. to Hong Kong, then Shanghai, China, cover with preprinted address to Lieut. R.L. Law, U.S.S. Hartford, Hong Kong, China" franked with a pair of 1¢ type V ((33/43R9) and a single 3¢ type III tied by Terre Haute, Ind. c.d.s.s, Jul 2 (1860), partial red Jul 10 New York exchange office c.d.s. and London backstamp, Jul 23; no other handstamped markings, but docketed at Shanghai on Sep 12 as as letter "No 21"; manuscript "1/4" 1s4d due rating; top stamp in pair with a pre-use diagonal crease, all stamps with slight perf damage due to edge placement, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Ishikawa. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2646 cover 1874 imageper Maggie Report, UNREPORTED Handstamp, straightline handstamp on unsealed cover with printed address in Bangor Maine, "Boston Aug. 9" circular datestamp, "Ship 1" in circle handstamp and violet "Heise, Kraemer & Co. Mayaguez, P.R." double oval forwarders handstamp, vertical crease ends in tiny tear at top, still Very Fine marking - accompanied by a c.1998 handwritten letter from expert Dr. James Milgram that reads in part, "Your cover shows a new marking 'per MAGGIE REPORT' seems to be a separate handstamp. I take that to mean the contents are printed matter; that would justify the 'SHIP 1" as a rate for a printed newspaper…". We also note that the fact that the cover was unsealed supports the belief that this cover contained printed matter. Additionally, there is a small typed note that reads, "Apparently the Circular Boston Mark with Month & Day only was in use between June 1874 and December 1884 according to the earliest & latest dates so far discovered." Lastly, from wikitree.com/wiki/Heise-74, we know that Max Heise was born in 1851 and left Hamburg for Puerto Rico when he was 23 and died April 1, 1879, four and a half years after he arrived, which means he arrived in late 1874. So, since this is an August 9 cancel, and assuming the company was either dissolved or changed its name after Heise's death, we can narrow this cover to 1874-1878. Offered to the market for the first time in at least 25 years. (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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