Australian States: Victoria, 1855 (c.) Melbourne, Victoria to Bridgeport Conn. via Callao, Peru and New York. Blue cover carried as endorsed by Adams Express on ship Tasmania to Callao, then by ship to Panama, railroad across Isthmus and ship to New York, flap with blue framed "Forwarded by the Adams Express Company from 59 Broadway N.Y." handstamp, overland by Adams & Co. to Bridgeport; some edge toning and flaws, Fine and scarce Adams & Co. Express use. Estimate; $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)
Opening US$ 190.00
Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:16:04 EST
Sold For 190
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4081
Australian States: South Australia, 1854 (Mar. 6) Sydney, South Australia to South Easton, N.Y. via Callao, Peru. Buff cover bearing New South Wales, Laureate, 3d green (Sc 25) horizontal pair, margins to touched, tied by two strikes of barred oval prepaying double the 3d ship letter rate, matching "Sydney, N.S.W., MR*6, 1854" rimless backstamp, carried as endorsed by South Carolina to Callao, then by ship to Panama City, overland across the Isthmus to Aspinwall, USMSC steamship to New York where "Steam/Ship" two-line handstamp and matching "40" cent due handstamp; top edge and corner repairs, no back flap, F.-V.F. Estimate; $500 - 750.
Had this letter found a direct opportunity sailing via Cape Horn to New York, 6¢ postage would have been due. A private ship sailing via England would have resulted in 74¢ due. Est. $500-750 (Image)