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Session Three (lots 360-563): Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1:30pm continued...

Used to and from Great Britain and Europe
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
544° c ImageTop sheet-margin example of the 5¢ Dark Brown on cover to Warrington, England

5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins all around including narrow top sheet margin, intense shade and First Printing impression in Dark Brown (despite P.F. certificate as "Brown"), tied by multiple strikes of red grid cancel on blue folded letter datelined "New York Sept. 30th 1847" to Warrington, England, endorsed "pr Britannia", carried on that Cunarder which departed Boston on September 19, 1847, to scout New York facilities for a Cunard terminus, arriving in New York on September 22, then departing New York September 27 and arriving back in Boston September 30 before departing October 1 on her regularly scheduled trip, arriving in Liverpool October 16, bold "1/-" shilling due handstamp, "America Liverpool OC 16, 1847" and Warrington (Oct. 16) backstamps, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Ackerman, Grunin, Garrett ("Elite") and Boker, with 1981 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000


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545° c Image5¢ 1847 on tiny envelope to London, England

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to barely in at bottom right, worn-plate impression, diagonal crease at left and slightly affected at top from placement near edge of cover, tied by black grid cancel, red "Boston Mass. Nov. 19" (1850) circular datestamp on small envelope to London, England, sender's routing instructions "pr Steamer for N.Y." and carried on the Ocean Line steamer Washington, departing New York on November 20, 1850, and arriving at Southampton December 5, bold "21" credit to the United States, manuscript "1/-" charged on arrival for sea postage and inland delivery, receiving backstamp (Dec. 6), Very Fine, ex Craveri ("Como") and Hackmey, with 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000


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546°   Image10¢ 1847 on private ship letter to England during the Retaliatory Rate period

10¢ Black (2), large margins to ample, tied by black grid cancel, matching "New Orleans La. Jul. 8" (1848) circular datestamp on blue reduced cover front with top flap to Blackburn, England, sender's route directive "pr Steamer via New York July 19th" at top, bold "8 AU 1848 Liverpool Ship" and Blackburn (Aug. 9) backstamps, clearly struck "8" pence due handstamp, red manuscript "1/4" for 8p plus another 8p, missing side flaps and reduced at bottom, Very Fine and unusual--franked to pay the over-300 miles rate, but sent early in the Retaliatory rate period (June 27, 1848, through January 3, 1849) when payment of the 24¢ packet postage was was required; this was carried as a private ship letter to Liverpool and charged 8 pence due (the red "1/4" probably represents an additional 8p charge); there are six recorded 1847 Issue covers carried by private ship to England during the Retaliatory Rate period--ex Boker (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000


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547° c ImagePair of 5¢ Dark Brown on cover from Charleston to England with the Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad route agent's datestamp

5¢ Dark Brown (1a), horizontal pair, ample margins except right frameline just shaved, unusual dark grayish shade and sharp early impression, used on folded letter datelined "Charleston 25 Jany. 1848" and addressed to Greenock, Scotland, very faint red Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad route agent's circular datestamp at left, stamps apparently uncancelled but tied by "1/-" shilling due handstamp in England, sender's very specific routing instructions "p steamer Cambria from New York 29 Jany. 1848 for Liverpool" and carried on that Cunarder, departing New York January 29, 1848, arriving Liverpool February 13, Liverpool (Feb. 13) and Greenock (Feb. 14) backstamps, some faint bleached spots, Very Fine, handsome transatlantic usage with 10¢ over-300 miles pre-treaty rate and railroad marking, ex Waterhouse, Krug, Matthies, "Sevenoaks" and Saadi, signed Ashbrook, with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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548° c ImageLate use of 5¢ Brown Orange on a letter carried outside of the mails from England to Boston

5¢ Brown Orange (1d), large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep shade and impression from cleaned plate on deeply blued paper, cancelled by black grid, red "Boston 5cts. 21 Jun." circular datestamp and "PAID" handstamp on folded letter datelined "Liverpool 7 June 1851" to Springfield, Massachusetts, blue "FORWARDED BY/WM LAILEY LANG/COMMISSION MERCHANT/BOSTON" four-line backstamp, Extremely Fine, scarce late use originating in Liverpool, England, carried outside of the mails to Boston, the Cunarder Niagara departed Liverpool June 7, 1851, and arrived in New York on June 20, this was likely in a pouch delivered to Boston the following day where the commission merchant affixed the stamp and placed it into the mails, an excellent companion to the following lot, illustrated in Chronicle 106, ex Hart and Boker (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500


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549° c ImageLate use of 5¢ Brown Orange on a letter carried outside of the mails from England to Boston

5¢ Brown Orange (1d), large margins to ample, deep shade and distinct impression from cleaned plate on deeply blued paper, tied by black grid cancel, red "Boston 5cts. 21 Jun." circular datestamp with "PAID" handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Liverpool 7 June 1851" and addressed to New York, sender's routing instructions "pr Niagara", blue "FORWARDED BY/WM LAILEY LANG/COMMISSION MERCHANT/ BOSTON" four-line backstamp, Extremely Fine, scarce late use originating in Liverpool, England, carried outside of the mails to Boston, the Cunarder Niagara departed Liverpool June 7, 1851, and arrived in New York on June 20, this was likely in a pouch delivered to Boston the following day where the commission merchant affixed the stamp and placed it into the mails, an excellent companion to the preceding lot, ex Boker (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500


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550° c Image5¢ Dark Brown on letter carried outside of the mails from London to New York

5¢ Dark Brown (1a), ample margins to clear, early impression in dark shade, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jan. 1" (1848) circular datestamp on folded letter datelined "London 15 December 1848" to Boston, Very Fine and attractive use carried outside of the mails from England to New York and then by mail to Boston, ex Matthies and Boker (Image)

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E. 500-750


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551° c Image10¢ 1847 paying domestic postage on a letter written on board the USS St. Lawrence in the northern Atlantic and carried outside the mails via England during the Retaliatory Rate period

10¢ Black (2), large margins to clear, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Oct. 27" circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "U.S. Ship St. Lawrence, At Sea, September 25th, 1848, Latitude 49 North, Long 25 West" and addressed to Annapolis, Maryland, sender's route directive "Via Southampton, England, contents reads in part "the gale blows fresh and is kindly and swiftly wafting us to the shore of 'Old England', that land we were once forced to call our mother country", other contents indicates sender has not forgiven England for the Revolutionary War, slight wear, Very Fine and very rare use, latitude and longitude place the sender in the northern Atlantic, this was carried privately from England and placed in the mails in New York, it was sent during the Retaliatory Rate time period so carrying this outside of the mails no doubt saved the sender a significant sum, ex Boker (Image)

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552° c ImageThe incomparable "Rush" cover, described by Philip H. Ward, Jr. as "the most important cover known to American philately"

DESCRIPTION

10¢ Black (2), Positions 55-60L, horizontal strip of six with inter-pane sheet margin at right, Position 57L (third stamp from left) is the "Harelip" plate variety, mostly full to large margins except at bottom center where just barely into framelines, tied by multiple strikes of red "5" numeral in circle cancel with matching "PHILADA. RAILROAD" straightline handstamp applied at the New York City post office on an envelope to Paris, France, from Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia to his father, Richard Rush, the American minister to France, sender's directive "Via New York, British Mail Steamer of the 27th Septem. 'Europa'", carried on the RMS Europa, departing September 27, 1848, arriving in Liverpool October 9, red "10 OC 10 48"(October 10, 1848) London receiving datestamp and matching "COLONIES/&C. ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, carried by rail to Dover, across the channel to Boulogne, and then by rail to Paris where "ANGL./ 3/ BOULOGNE-S-MER/ 3/ 11 OCT 48" arrival datestamp was applied (also tying strip), manuscript "15" (grams) weight notation at upper left partly on stamp, manuscript "33" (decimes) due marking, additional notations on back possibly applied at Paris post office, docketed upon receipt "B.R. [Benjamin Rush] Sep. 26 and copies inside of same date."

PROVENANCE

John F. Seybold, J. C. Morgenthau, Sale 29, 3/15-16/1910, lot 42, to Gibson (Seybold's handstamp on back)

Henry C. Gibson, Sr., Philip H. Ward, Jr. sale, 6/14-15/1944, lot 34, to Rust

Philip G. Rust, H. R. Harmer sale, 5/5-6/1971, lot 128, to Dr. Kapiloff

Siegel Auction Galleries, Sale 912, 5/13/2006, lot 501, to Mr. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

USPCS census no. 8100 https://www.uspcs.org/resource-center/censuses/1847-cover-census/

Illustrated in Gordon Eubanks, Jr., "Covers with Three or More 1847 Stamps," Chronicle 254

Scott R. Trepel, "United States Classic Covers" (special color feature for Ameripex 1986), Chronicle 130, May 1986

New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1926 (Gibson)

Collectors Club of New York 2/24/1926 (Gibson; Elliott Perry talk)

ARIPEX 1984 (Dr. Kapiloff, Grand Award)

ISRAPHIL 1985 (Dr. Kapiloff, Grand Prix International)

Collectors Club of New York "Aristocrats of United States Philately" exhibit, December 2000 (Gross)

World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1975 and 2006)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine; small nicks in corners at top right and bottom left mended with paper and archival tape; the strip appears sound, but there are pre-use creases affecting all stamps

Go to https://siegelauctions.com/2020/1228/552Commentary.pdf for additional information on the Rush Cover (Image)

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553° c ImageOne of seven recorded covers to France with a multiple of the 5¢ 1847 Issue

5¢ Dark Brown (1a), horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom, beautiful First Printing shade and impression, vertical crease between stamps, tied by blue grid cancels, matching "Philada. Pa. 10cts. Sep. 29" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded accounting ledger to Paris, France, sender's endorsement "per Boston Steamer", carried on the Cunard line's Britannia which departed Boston October 1, 1847 and arrived Liverpool October 16, Liverpool (Oct. 16) and London (Oct. 16) backstamps, "1/-" shilling due handstamp applied in error, red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red Boulogne circular datestamp (Oct. 20), "15" decimes due handstamp of which 10 decimes was paid to Britain, Very Fine and rare--Steven C. Walske, collector and noted authority on U.S.-French mails, published a comprehensive article on 1847 Issue covers to France in Chronicle 234, in which he states that only six covers to France have multiples of the 5¢ 1847 Issue (one has since been added to the USPCS census); the reason for this is that the under-and-over-300 miles domestic rates applied only for a brief time before the uniform 5¢ British Open Mail rate was applied to British Packet mail to France; only one 10¢ multiple franking to France is known, the famous "Rush" cover (lot 552 in this sale)--ex Craveri ("Como"), with 2005 P.F. certificate (Image)

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554° c ImageA Blood's local post and 1847 combination franking to France, which missed its intended sailing and was struck with the "TOO LATE" marking

5¢ Red Brown (1), full margins all around, bright shade and worn-plate impression, light crease, tied by blue cork cancel, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Jun. 18" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), faults but also tied by the circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Montauban, France, sender's routing instructions "pr Steamer America" but missed the June 19 sailing, "TOO LATE" handstamp also cancels stamp, carried on the Cunarder Canada, departing Boston June 26, 1850, arriving Liverpool July 7, red London backstamp (July 8), red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, light strike of "15" decimes due handstamp, Montauban (July 11) receiving backstamp, some age spotting, Very Fine, a scarce use of the Blood's local on a cover to France, ex J. David Baker, Garrett ("Elite") and Boker (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000


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