France and French Colonies Two Capes - Clipper Ship Period
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4041
Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Apr. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to Newark N.J. Buff cover bearing Victoria, 6d yellow orange (17), three margins tied by "1" barred numeral oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, AP 16, 1856" rimless oval backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Frances Henty via Cape Horn to England, red London (7.17) transit backstamp and manuscript "28" cent debit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Arabia from Liverpool Jul. 19th to Boston arriving Jul. 30th, "Boston Br. Pkt. 30 Jul" exchange cds backstamp and matching "33" due handstamp for 33¢ rate, Very Fine. Estimate; $500 - 750.
This is an example of the intended 6d empire rate, but considered completely unpaid in England. This provides evidence that England did not withdraw their retaliatory rate with Victoria in November 1855. Est. $500-750 (Image)
Opening US$ 475.00
Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:50:36 EST
Sold For 475
Via San Francisco Pre-1870
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4055
Australian States: New South Wales, 1852 (Aug. 2) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston Mass. via San Francisco. Blue folded letter sent out of mails by ship Abyssinia via Tahiti to San Francisco, sharp "Forwarded by G.B. Post & Co., San Francisco" forwarder's oval, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal., 15 Jan" cds and matching "10" due rating handstamp for 10¢ rate via Panama to Boston; small erosion spot, Very Fine,ex-Clifford. Estimate; $500 - 750.
G.B. Post was a San Francisco forwarder of mail to and from Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. Post Street in San Francisco was named for him. Est. $500-750 (Image)
Opening US$ 725.00
Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:00:33 EST
Sold For 725
Via South America & Panama
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4074
Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Apr. 17) Melbourne, Victoria to Haverhill Mass. via Panama. Datelined blue folded letter with "Forwarded by Rogers, Warfield Lord & Co., Melbourne" forwarder's oval on reverse, carried as endorsed by American Steamship Golden Age from Melbourne May 5th, via Sydney May 12th and Tahiti May 24th to Panama arriving Jun. 19th, across Isthmus by mule and canoe to Aspinwall, then U.S. Mail S.S. Co. vessel to New York where "Steamship 20 Cts" in circle due handstamp struck; cover stained, Fine. Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE ROGERS, WARFIELD & LORD FORWARDER HANDSTAMP. Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)
Opening US$ 1,200.00
Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:14:16 EST
Sold For 0
Via Suez and Marseilles
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4150
Cat No: 71
1865 (Jan. 7) Boston, Mass. to Melbourne, Australia. Tissue-paper cover bearing 30¢ orange (71) tied by four-bar grid and red "Boston. Am. Pkt. '27 Paid' Jan 7" credit exchange cds, endorsed "Via Marseilles", carried by Allan Line St. David from Portland Me. Jan. 7th to Londonderry arriving Jan. 19th, French "Etats Unis Serv. Br., 21 Janv 65" exchange cds and matching bold "P.D." framed handstamp, reverse with Marseilles (1.22) and blue Melbourne (3.15) arrival cds; bit of flap missing, light stain at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and rare use. Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED 30¢ FRENCH MAIL RATE TO AUSTRALIA CORRECTLY SENT VIA FRENCH PACKET.
Starnes lists a 30¢ French Mail rate to Australia from 1857 to 1870 - this may be the only properly carried example surviving. Allan Line Packets were treated as American Packets by the USA, but British Packets by France - which explains the French "BR" handstamp. Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)