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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Pre-Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4176
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1870 (May 25) Melbourne, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing Victoria, 2s blue (28) tied by "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, MY 25, 70" cds, carried by Coastal ship to Sydney, then carried by ASN Wonga Wonga from Sydney May 28th via Auckland to Honolulu, then NPT Ajax from Honolulu Jun. 23rd to San Francisco, partial San Francisco (7.4) cds and matching "20" due handstamp for double the 10¢ steamship rate; cover reduced at ends and small faults, soiling, Fine and very scarce use of the 2s woodblock on cover.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The rate from Victoria was 1/ per half ounce - soon would drop to 8d and 6d. Pre-treaty mail was assessed steamship rates in San Francisco. The Victoria 2s blue woodblock is very scarce on cover with less than 10 known covers.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:48:11 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4177
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1870 (Dec. 30) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing New South Wales, 1s carmine (42) tied by two strikes of "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, DE 30, 1870" cds, carried by ASN City of Melbourne to Honolulu, then NPT Moses Taylor Jan. 28th to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal., 10, Feb 7" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate; repaired top edge fault; bit of flap missing, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

New South Wales was the biggest supporter of the Via San Francisco Route and participated with New Zealand in financing the shipping contracts. Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia were supporters of the westbound routes via Suez.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:48:37 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4178
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1871 (Oct. 18) Sydney, New South Wales to Elk Creek Wis. Cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue (36) and 6d violet (40), tied by two strikes of "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, OC 18, 71" duplex, carried by Webb & Holladay Nebraska via Fiji and Honolulu, bold "San Francisco, Cal. '10' Dec 4" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate; edge flaws, Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Webb & Holladay formed the Australia Mail Steamship Line and ran from Sydney via Auckland, Fiji and Honolulu to San Francisco from June 1871 until March 1873.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 240.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:49:13 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4179
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1871 (Dec. 27) Norwood, South Australia to Marysville Kans. Blue legal-size cover bearing South Australia, 1d yellow green, pair and single, and 3d on 4d sky blue, all tied by strikes of "Norwood, S.A., DE 7, 71" cds, Adelaide (12.27) transit backstamps, carried by Ship Nebraska from Sydney, "San Francisco, Cal. '10' Mar 1" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate; couple ink stains, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 1,200.00
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:50:13 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4180
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1872 (Jan. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to Cornwall Conn. Mourning cover bearing Victoria, 6d blue (116) vertical pair tied by two strikes of "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, JA 16 '72" cds, carried by Webb & Holladay Nebraska from Sydney Jan. 20th to Honolulu arriving Feb. 19th, "San Francisco Cal. '10' Mar 1" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate, transcontinental railroad to Conn., Extremely Fine and choice mourning cover use, ex-Gabriel.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Webb & Holladay's Line ran into early 1873, then there was a ten month period in 1873 when no contractor could be found.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:50:58 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4184
Symbol:

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1874 (Oct. 7) Hobart Town, Tasmania to Norwalk Conn. Cover bearing Tasmanian, 6d purple tied by "Tasmania" barred oval duplexed with "Hobart Town, OC 7, 74" cds, "San Francisco, Steamship, Nov 27" exchange cds and matching "10" due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate, additional "San Francisco, Cal. Nov 28" despatch cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:54:17 EST
Sold For 575
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4187
Symbol:

image Australian States: Western Australia, 1882 (Jun. 26) Albany, Western Australia to to Jackson Cal. Legal-size cover bearing Western Australia, 2d yellow (36) and 6d lilac (39), two singles of each, tied by numeral "6" barred ovals and "Albany, Western-Australia, JU26, 1882" rimless cds, carried by City of Sydney to San Francisco, "San Francisco, Rec'd, Aug 8" backstamp and matching "10/Cents." due handstamp; some age spotting at left and reduced at right, F.-V.F. and scarce use.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:59:01 EST
Sold For 475


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