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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4098
Symbol:

image 1853 (Nov. 30) New York N.Y. to Launceston, Tasmania. Orange cover with blue "Nostrand & Bach, Dr. S.P. Townsend's Sarsaparilla" flap cameo, red "New-York, Br. Pkt., Nov 30" exchange cds with pencil "45" prepaid rating and magenta "40" credit to G.B., carried transatlantic by Cunard Arabia from New York Nov. 30th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 11th, red London Paid (12.12) transit cds, P&O Ripon Jan. 4th from Southampton, P&O Chusan Feb. 18th to Melbourne, then Black Swan to Launceston, red "Ship Letter Inwards Free, 18 AP 18, 1854" framed handstamp, Launceston (4.20) arrival backstamp; flap torn and some soiling, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Starnes lists a 45¢ packet rate "Via Plymouth". This rate also applied on P&O via Southampton sailings before the 6d rate of Oct. 1854.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:32:45 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4102
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1855 (Jan. 26) Sydney, New South Wales to Richmond Va. Blue folded letter with "Sydney N.S.W., JA*26, 1855" rimless backstamp and manuscript "1d" debit to G.B. rating, carried as endorsed by P&O Madras to Galle, P&O Hindustan to Suez, overland to Alexandria, P&O Euxine to Southampton, red London (4.5) transit backstamp and manuscript "12" cent debit to U.S., carried by Nashville under charter for Collins Line from Liverpool Apr. 7th to New York arriving Apr. 22nd, "New-York, Am. Pkt. Apr 22" exchange cds and matching "33" cent due handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

THIS WAS THE LAST SAILING UNDER THE P&O 1853 CONTRACT. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:39:54 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4103
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1857 (Jan. 22) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. via London and New York. Blue cover bearing New South Wales, two 2d blue singles, two 1s rose vermilion singles, vibrant shades, each tied by barred ovals prepaying 2s4d for double the 1s2d rate, matching "Sydney, New South Wales, JA 22, 1857" rimless backstamp, carried as endorsed by E&ARM Oneida but broke down and returned, mail put on E&ARM European via Galle and Suez, red London Paid (5.9) transit cds, red manuscript "1/4" credit rating, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from May 9th to Boston arriving May 20th, closed back to New York where "N.York Br. Pkt. '10' May 29" due exchange cds for double the 5¢ rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

THE FIRST ILL-FATED EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN ROYAL MAIL CO. SAILING, AN OMEN OF BANKRUPTCY TO COME. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 2,700.00
Sold...US$ 2,700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:41:13 EST
Sold For 2700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4105
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1857 (Jun. 12) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I. via London and New York. Large blue quadruple-rate cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue, 6d greenish gray, and four 1s pale red singles tied by barred oval cancels prepaying 4s8d for four-times 1s2d rate, matching "Sydney, New South Wales, JU13, 1857" rimless backstamp, carried by E&ARM contract sailing to England, red London Paid (9.5) transit cds, manuscript "2/8" 2s8d and "64" cent credit to U.S., carried by Vanderbilt Line Ariel Sep. 9th to New York arriving Sep. 23rd, "New-York, Am. Pkt., Sep 24, 1857" exchange cds with matching "20" cent due handstamp for quadruple the 5¢ inland rate; some wear and soiling, small stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

THIS IS THE LARGEST PREPAID USE UNDER THE E&ARM CONTRACT. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:44:22 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4107
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Aug. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. via London. Cover bearing Victoria 3d blue, 6d yellow orange and 1s blue, each tied by numeral "1" barred circle, matching Melbourne (8.16) backstamp, carried by E&ARM Columbian to Galle arriving Sep. 14th, and Suez Oct. 3rd, across Isthmus by camel caravan to Cairo, then railroad to Alexandria Oct. 5th, Cambria to Southampton, red London Paid (10.18) transit cds and red manuscript "1/2½" credit to U.S., carried by Cunard America from Liverpool Oct. 23rd to Boston arriving Nov. 5th, then New York ship via Panama, San Francisco "Paid" straightline, Very Fine, with 2008 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

A CHOICE THREE-VALUE USE AT THE RARE 20½D AUSTRALIAN STATES RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO CALIFORNIA.

Rate tables in NSW, Victoria and Queensland show a 20½ pence via Southampton rate to California from 1857 - necessarily overpaid since no half-penny stamps were available. This rate was evidently calculated by adding the 6d Empire Rate to England to the 1/2½d paid-to-destination rate from England to the USA west-coast.

The 1/8½d rate was miscalculated - 1½d British internal postage being included in both the 6d Empire Rate to England and the 1/2½d rate from England to the west-coast. The rate was correctly lowered to 1/7d in 1863. No examples have been seen but 1/1 credits on two following pages show England observed the correction.
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 6,250.00
Sold...US$ 6,250.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:45:46 EST
Sold For 6250

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4108
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Sep. 27) Ararat, Victoria to Blackstone Mass. via London. Cover bearing Victoria 1d yellow green (Sc 37) pair, 1s blue (Sc 18), tied by two bold strikes of numeral "93" barred circles, matching sharp "Ararat, Victoria, SE-27, 58" backstamp, partial Melbourne transit backstamp and magenta "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by E&ARM Victoria to Galle where mails transferred to Oneida, red London Paid (12.21) transit cds and red manuscript "16" cent credit to U.S., carried by Inman Line City of Manchester from Liverpool Dec. 22nd to New York arriving Jan. 11th, "Boston Am. Pkt., Jan 12" exchange cds and matching bold "5" due handstamp; reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

"Victoria" arrived at Galle with 9 feet of water in her engine room and in danger of sinking. Mails were transferred to Oneida while repairs were made. E&ARM sailings were generally slow and undependable.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 1,600.00
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:47:24 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4110
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1859 (Jul. 15) Maryborough, Victoria to Albron Ill. via London. Blue cover originally franked with Victoria, two 2d gray lilac singles, each tied by numeral circular grids, Maryborough (7.15) backstamp and "Detained for Postage, Maryborough" double-circle handstamp with manuscript "10d" rating on face, additional 1s blue tied by numeral circular grid and matching "Maryborough, Victoria, JY-22 59" backstamp, Melbourne (7.27) transit backstamp and red manuscript "8" pence credit, carried by P&O Salsette via Mauritius, Suez and Southampton, red London Paid (10.14) transit cds, carried transatlantic by Cunard Line Africa from Oct. 15th to New York arriving Oct. 26th, "N.York Br. Pkt. '5' Oct 26" due exchange cds; cover and stamp faults, Fine and rare detained for postage use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE MARYBOROUGH DETAINED FOR POSTAGE CIRCULAR HANDSTAMP.

When P&O service resumed in 1859 following the Crimean War, for about a year sailings went via Port Louis Mauritius rather than Galle Ceylon - then on to Suez.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:48:26 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4116
Symbol:
Cat No: 11, 15

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1862 (Apr. 24) Launceston, Tasmania to Birds Run Oh. Mourning cover bearing Tasmania, 1d carmine (11) and 6d blue gray (15), two singles of each tied by "52" barred ovals, red "Post-Office Launceston, 24 AP 24, 1862" triangular crown postmark, carried by P&O to England, red London Paid (7.19) transit cds and pencil "8" pence rating, carried by Cunard Line Australasian from Queenstown Jul. 20th to New York arriving Jul. 30th, "N.York, Br. Pkt. '5' Jul 30" exchange due cds; couple light stains, F.-V.F. and scarce Tasmanian mourning cover use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,450.00
Sold...US$ 1,450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:53:23 EST
Sold For 1450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4121
Symbol:
Cat No: 76

image Australian States: Victoria, 1864 (Apr.) Wedderburn, Victoria to Frankfort Ind. via London. Cover bearing Victoria, 1857-60 4d rose, 1861-63 6d black and 1863-67 4d rose (76), each tied by numeral "120" barred circle of Wedderburn, red Melbourne (8.25) transit backstamp and manuscript "8" pence debit to G.B., carried by P&O Bombay, red London Paid (6.23) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" credit to U.S. marked in error that is obliterated by "A92" marine sorter's mark onboard Cunard Asia, carried by Cunard Line Asia from Liverpool Jun. 25th to Boston arriving Jul. 7th, black "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' Jul 8" due exchange cds for 5¢ inland; light overall toning; 6d small flaws, Fine and scarce use from Wedderburn showing the "A92" mail sorter's oval.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:00:02 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4126
Symbol:
Cat No: 72

image 1866 (Oct. 2) Washington, D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales via London. Hogan correspondence cover bearing 90¢ blue (72) along with 12¢ black, 30¢ orange (69, 71), cancelled by matching segmented grids duplexed with "Washington D.C. Oct 2" cds for four-times the 33¢ British Mail rate via Southampton, endorsed "per Steamer via London", red "N.York, Br. Pkt. Paid, Oct 3" exchange cds with magenta "112/4" credit (four-times 28¢), carried by Cunard Line Java from New York Oct. 3rd to Queenstown arriving Oct. 13th, red "London, Paid, 15 OC 66" transit cds, P&O Avoca from Southampton via Suez and Galle, "Sydney New South Wales, DE 19, 1866" backstamp; flaps refolded and mended at top edge, 12¢ creased from vertical file fold, Very Fine appearance, a very fresh and attractive usage, ex-Gibson, Wunderlich, Paliafito, DuPuy, signed Ashbrook.
Estimate; $15,000 - 20,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED 90¢ 1861 COVER TO NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKED WITH ADDITIONAL 1861 ISSUE STAMPS.

One of only five 90¢ 1861 covers to New South Wales, all of which are from the Hogan correspondence.

Literature: Census listing No. 49 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.
Est. $15,000-20,000 (Image)

Est. $15,000-20,000

Opening US$ 24,000.00
Sold...US$ 24,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:04:30 EST
Sold For 24000
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4132
Symbol:

image Australian States: Western Australia, 1869 (Dec. 20) Albany, Western Australia to Winchendon, Mass. via London. Orange cover bearing Western Australia, 1d bister (29), 4d carmine (32) and 6d violet (33), each tied by numeral "6" barred oval, matching sharp "Albany, Western-Australia, DE20, 1869" rimless cds, red crayon "5d" credit to G.B. at top right, carried by P&O Malta via Southampton, red London Paid (2.26) transit cds and red "2" handstamp credit, carried by Cunard Line Russia from Liverpool Feb. 27th to New York arriving Mar. 11th, indistinct New York exchange cds; 6d corner crease, Very Fine and rare use, ex-Gallagher.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A BEAUTIFUL WESTERN AUSTRALIA THREE-COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 11D RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.

The January 1869 postal act reduced the credit to the United States from 3¢ to 2¢.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 5,750.00
Sold...US$ 5,750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:08:38 EST
Sold For 5750


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