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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Two Capes - Private Ship Rates

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4007
Cat No: 11

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Dec. 3) Melbourne, Australia to New York N.Y. via Liverpool, England. Blue folded letter bearing Victoria, 4th Printing, 3d blue (SG 11) tied by "1 V" barred oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, DC 3, 1853" rimless oval, endorsed "p Great Britain" and sent via Cape Horn arriving about Feb. 14th, "Liverpool / Ship Letter" two-line backstamp and matching "8" handstamp for 8d ship letter rate, sent transatlantic privately on Cunard Line, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 1,050.00
Sold...US$ 1,050.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:09:18 EST
Sold For 1050

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4009
Cat No: 17

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Aug. 9) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston, Mass. Blue folded letter bearing New South Wales, 3d green (17), pos. 16, margins to touched, tied by barred oval, matching "Ship Letter, Sydney, AU * 9 1853" rimless crown backstamp, endorsed "Argo via England", carried as endorsed by non-contract sailing of GSSC Argo via Cape of Good Hope to England, red London (10.28) transit backstamp with manuscript "1/4" due rating updated to "64" cent debit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line America from Oct. 29th to Boston arriving Nov. 13th, "Boston Br. Pkt. Nov 13" exchange cds with matching "74" due handstamp for double the 37¢ rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.


This Boston "74" cent rating handstamp was unrecorded in the Blake & Davis "Boston Postal Markings to 1890".
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,250.00
Sold...US$ 1,250.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:10:15 EST
Sold For 1250

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4011

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1853 (Oct. 24) Oatlands, Tasmania to Kings Ferry N.Y. Cover docketed "Oatlands, 24/10/53" at left and with red Hobart "Paid, 25 OC 25, 1853" postmark and manuscript "9" pence prepaid rating for two-times 4d ship letter plus 1d internal, carried by private ship via Cape Horn to England, red London (2.9) transit backstamp and manuscript "64" cent debit rating, carried by Cunard Line Europa from Liverpool Feb. 11th to New York arriving Feb. 25th, "New-York Br. Pkt., Feb 25" exchange cds with manuscript "75" cent final due rating; small opening tear at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

New York's 37 handstamp was already in use by this date, but no 74 handstamp has been recorded from New York.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:12:09 EST
Sold For 550
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4016
Cat No: 3

image Australian States: Western Australia, 1855 (Apr. 28) Albany, Western Australia to Bridgeport Md. Blue folded cover with red "Post Office, Albany, Western Australia" crowned oval with red ms. "28/4 55" dating bearing Western Australia, 4d blue (3), four margins, sent by private ship via Cape Horn to England, red London (7.17) transit backstamp with ms. "8" pence due rating for two-times 4d ship letter rating, ms. "16" cent debit to U.S., carried transatlantic by Ocean Line Washington from Southampton Jul. 18th to New York arriving Aug. 2nd, "New-York Am. Pkt., Aug 2" exchange cds and matching "37" due handstamp ties 4d; 4d small flaws and toning, Fine and scarce early use from Western Australia.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.


Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 2,600.00
Sold...US$ 2,600.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:15:49 EST
Sold For 2600

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