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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Two Capes - Clipper Ship Period

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4032
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1854 (Oct. 30) Adelaide, South Australia to Albany N.Y. via Melbourne and Boston. Folded letter with red "Paid, Adelaide, OC 30, 1854" rimless cds and red manuscript "6" rating for 6d empire rate, carried by Bosphorus to Melbourne, then by GSSC Calcutta via Cape of Good Hope to England, red London Paid (1.30) tombstone transit with manuscript "28" cent debit to U.S., carried by Cunard Asia from Liverpool Feb. 3rd to Boston arriving Feb. 15th, partial "Boston Br. Pkt. Feb 15" exchange cds and matching "33" due handstamp; edge tape stains and separation, Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This cover, one of the last GSSC sailings, should have been considered paid to England at the 6d empire rate, but British postal clerk either thought it was unpaid, or that it originated in Victoria where retaliatory rate applied.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:40:01 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4033
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Nov. 29) Melbourne, Victoria to Lyman N.H. via New York. Cover with bold red "Paid * Melbourne, NO29, 1854" rimless oval and red manuscript "1/" prepaid, carried by Clipper Kent via Cape Horn to England, London (2.27) transit cds and manuscript "12" cent debit to U.S., carried transatlantic by Ocean Line Hermann from Southampton Feb. 28th to New York arriving Mar. 18th, "New-York Am. Pkt. Mar 18" exchange cds and matching "33" due handstamp; cover edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:41:31 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4034
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

image Australian States: Victoria, 1855 (Jul. 21) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. Gray folded cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (18) horizontal pair, tied by two strikes of "1 V" barred numeral oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, JY 21, 1855" rimless oval backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Marco Polo to England, "New York, Nov 7" exchange cds and blue manuscript. "96" due rating for four-times the 24¢ transatlantic packet rate; some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Cover was prepaid two shillings for four-times the 6d empire rate. Great Britain's retaliatory rate for Victoria was supposedly in effect at this date, but not charged here.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:42:14 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4035
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1855 (Sep. 1) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. Blue folded letter bearing New South Wales, 3d green (Sc 35), four margins, tied by barred oval, matching "Sydney, N.S.W., SR 1, 1855" rimless backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Pride of the Seas via Cape Horn direct to New York, New York "6" in circle due handstamp for 6¢ ship rate to port; couple edge tears at top and some, Very Fine and attactive use, ex-Risvold.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 1,700.00
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:44:13 EST
Sold For 1700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4040
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1856 (Mar. 21) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston Mass. Blue folded letter with "Sydney, N.S.W., MR 21, 1856" rimless backstamp and "Insufficiently Stamped" and "Too Late" framed handstamps, "1d" debit to G.B., sent by City of Sydney to Melbourne, carried as endorsed by Clipper Marco Polo packet letter via Cape Horn to England, reverse with "Australian Packet, Liverpool, 21 JU, 56" backstamp and Liverpool (6.22) oval, "d6" debit handstamp to N.S.W., manuscript "12" cent debit to U.S., carried by Collins Line Baltic from Liverpool Jun. 25th to New York arriving Jul. 6th, closed bag to Boston with "Boston Am. Pkt. 7 Jul" exchange; file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This voyage of the Clipper "Marco Polo" carried 68,737 ounces of gold and 157 passengers.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:50:06 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4042
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

image Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Sep. 10) Sandhurst, Victoria to Philadelphia Pa. Blue double-weight folded letter bearing Victoria, 1s blue (18), four margins, tied by "4" barred numeral, matching "Sandhurst, Victoria, SE 10, 1856" rimless oval, Melbourne (9.12) transit backstamp and red "2d" packet credit handstamp to G.B., carried as endorsed by Clipper True Briton packet sailing to England, red London Paid (12.9) transit cds, carried transatlantic on Collins Line Baltic from Liverpool Dec. 10th to New York arriving Dec. 25th, closed bag to Philadelphia, clear "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. Dec 25" exchange cds and manuscript "42" cent due rating, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Great Britain received only 2d from Victoria for a double rate colonial packet.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:51:06 EST
Sold For 625
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4043
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Sep. 14) Sandhurst, Victoria to Philadelphia Pa. Blue folded letter bearing Victoria, 6d yellow orange (17), four full to large margins, tied by bold "4" barred numeral, matching "Sandhurst, Victoria, SE 14, 1856" rimless oval, Melbourne transit backstamp and red "1d" packet credit handstamp to G.B., carried by Clipper Red Jacket packet sailing to England, red "Australian Packet, Paid, Liverpool, DE 29, 56" cds, Liverpool (12.30) transit backstamp, carried transatlantic by Ocean Line Washington from Southampton Dec. 31 to New York arriving Jan. 20th, closed bag to Philadelphia, clear "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. Jan 21" exchange cds and matching "21" cent due handstamp; some interesting content "…You will please deliver the bag or packet of Gold Dust referred to in the receipt herewith…", Very Fine and choice use.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Great Britain received only 1d from Victoria for a single rate colonial packet.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:51:57 EST
Sold For 625


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