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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Golden Age

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4078
Symbol:

image 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)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 190.00
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:16:04 EST
Sold For 190

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4081
Symbol:

image 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)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:19:02 EST
Sold For 950


Long Sea Route

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4172
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1886 (Jul. 13) Melbourne, Victoria to Albany N.Y. Gray Victorian Institute of Surveyors booklet bearing Victoria, 2d lilac rose (148) tied by "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, JU 13 '85" cds, missent to Albany, Western Australia on P&O Shannon, "Albany, Western Australia, AU 6, 1886" rimless transit, P&O Rome to Suez, P&O Khedive by Long Sea Route to Gravesend, then mail steamer to New York where "Due 2" straightline, U.S. 2¢ red brown (J16) s.e. at left, tied by "Albany N.Y., Rec'd, Oct 8, 1886" cds; few light stain spots, Very Fine printed matter use.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Postal rates for newspapers and various classes of printed matter addressed to foreign counties were seldom published. Here 2d was charged in Victoria, but Albany New York postmaster charged 2d due for a pamphlet sent by the Long Sea Route.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-13-2020, 19:00:10 EST
Sold For 350


New Zealand's Panama Line

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4089
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1866 (Jul. 19) Maryborough, Queensland to Marysville Cal. Blue cover with Queensland, 2d blue, horizontal strip of three, tied by light strikes of numeral "96" starburst cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, JY 19, 66" rimless cds, Brisbane (7.21) transit backstamp, carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Rakaia departed Sep. 2nd to Panama arriving Oct. 6t, steamship to San Francisco, bold "San Francisco, Cal. Oct 26" cds and matching "10" due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Cover underpaid for routing via England, so held in Sydney for Rakaia via Panama. Queensland was not a signatory to the Panama Line contract and had a published rate of one shilling for mail via Panama (Campbell book, p307). Here 6d sufficed.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,350.00
Sold...US$ 1,350.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:23:21 EST
Sold For 1350

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4090
Symbol:
Cat No: 40

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1866 (Dec. 31) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I. via Panama and New York. Registered cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40) and 6d Registration, each tied by barred oval, red "Registered, Sydney, DE 31, 1866" oval postmark, endorsed "Via Panama" at left, carried by Panama Line Mataura via New Zealand and Rapa to Panama arriving Feb. 1st, rail across Isthmus, then contract steamship to New York, sharp "N.York, Steamship" circular backstamp and matching "Steamship 10" circular due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced slightly at left, small stamp flaws, attractive and Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE NEW SOUTH WALES REGISTERED USE TO THE UNITED STATES.

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 185, fig. 25.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 675.00
Sold...US$ 675.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:24:15 EST
Sold For 675

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4091
Symbol:
Cat No: 68, 69

image 1867 (May 20) Pittsburgh Pa. to Waterloo, Victoria. Cover bearing United States 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), s.e. at right, each canceled by matching blue geometrics duplexed with "Pittsburgh Pa., May 20" cds. New York red "12" credit handstamp, carried by American steamship to Colon, railroad across Isthmus, "Panama, JU 11 67" transit cds, carried by New Zealand Line Mataura to Sydney arriving Jul. 31st, reverse with Sydney (7.1) transit and blue Melbourne (8.3) entry cds, matching "6d, More to Pay" oval handstamp, Beaufort (8.5) and Waterloo (8.6) backstamps; 10¢ corner flaw from edge placement, light stain at bottom, F.-V.F. and very early use of the "More to Pay" oval.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Mail by Panama Line to the Australian Colonies other than New South Wales was charged 6 pence upon arrival since they had not paid to be signatories on the mail contract. The "More to Pay" handstamp was introduced in 1866.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:25:00 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4092
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1867 (Aug. 2) Wahgunyah, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing Victoria, 2d gray lilac (75) and 1s blue (80), each tied by numeral "205" barred circle, reverse with matching partial Wahgunya (8.20.67) oval and blue Melbourne (8.22) transit cds, carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Mataura from Sydney Sep. 1st to Panama arriving Oct. 4th, then steamship to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal. '10' Oct 25" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate; no backflap, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Victoria was not a signatory to the Panama Line contract and had a published rate of one shilling (Palmer book, p282). Cover is paid the via Southampton 1/2 rate but was sent on New Zealand's Panama Line, saving almost a month.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:26:32 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4093
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1867 (Sep. 30) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I. Cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40), rich color, tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, SP 30, 67" cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line Kaikoura to Panama arriving Nov. 3rd, across Isthmus by railroad, then steamship from Colon to New York, "N.Y. Steamship '10' Nov 20" cds for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced at left with nicks affecting "Via Panama" endorsement, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

New York used three distinctive markings on Panama Line mail - the large circle "STEAMSHIP 10" circular handstamp, small "N.Y. Steamship 10" cds seen here and the depreciated currency "New York, 10 U.S. Notes" cds seen on the Mar. 31st 1868 use from Sydney.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:27:44 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4094
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1868 (Mar. 31) Sydney, New South Wales to Monument Mass. Yellow cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40), rich color, tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, MR 31, 68" cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line Rakaia to Panama arriving May 4th, across Isthmus by railroad, then steamship from Colon to New York, "New York, 10 U.S. Notes, May 14" depreciated currency cds for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

New York occasionally used their "10" depreciated currency marking on arriving mail with 10¢ due. These markings originated during the Civil War when gold and greenbacks had different values.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:28:35 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4095
Symbol:
Cat No: 28

image Australian States: Victoria, 1868 (Aug. 25) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. Legal-size cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (80), two singles, and 2s blue (28), three singles, all tied by strikes of "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, AU 28, 68" cds, endorsed "Via Panama", carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Mataura from Sydney Sep. 2nd to Panama arriving Oct. 8th, across Isthmus and steamship to New York, New York pencil "80 Cents Due" rating; cover faulty and stained, right 2s faults, Fine and rare multiple-rate use.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

THE LARGEST RECORDED PANAMA LINE FRANKING. Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,150.00
Sold...US$ 1,150.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:29:23 EST
Sold For 1150

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4096
Symbol:

image 1868 (Nov. 5) Weaverville Cal. to Newcastle, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ black (93) and 10¢ green (89) pair, strong grills, each cancelled by partial oval cancel, matching "Weaverville Cal. Nov 5" cds, San Francisco magenta "12 Cents." credit handstamp, ship to Panama, "Panama, NO 28, 68" transit cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line packet from Panama to Sydney, partial transit backstamp; no back flap, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:30:20 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4097
Symbol:
Cat No: 93, 96

image 1869 (Feb. 11) Weaverville Cal. to Newcastle, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ black (93) and two 10¢ green (96) singles, all with defects, each cancelled by partial oval cancels, matching "Weaverville Cal. Feb 11" cds, San Francisco magenta "12 Cents." credit handstamp,carried by PMSC steamship to Panama arriving Mar. 8th, then railroad across Isthmus, RMSC packet to London, red London Paid (4.13) transit cds, then P&O Ceylon via Suez, Simla to Galle, P&O Malta to Melbourne arriving Jun. 7th, Newcastle (6.10) arrival backstamp; cover with tear and professional edge restoration, Very Fine appearance, with clear 1981 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

When this cover reached Panama City it was realized it could not be sent via the Pacific because New Zealand's Panama Line was discontinued. Cover was sent via the Atlantic. Had it been sent overland from San Francisco to New York on the almost completed transcontinental railroad it would have reached Australia more than a month earlier.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 1,150.00
Sold...US$ 1,150.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:31:32 EST
Sold For 1150


Two Capes - ARM Steamship Contract

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4025
Symbol:

image 1852 (Nov. 23) Astabula Oh. to Hubbardtown, Tasmania. Blue folded letter with "Astabula, Ohio, Nov 23" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "45" cent rating, New York magenta "24" cent credit to G.B., carried by Collins Line Pacific from New York Nov. 28th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 11th, red London Paid (12.11) transit cds, then by ARM Adelaide from Plymouth Dec. 18th, but returned to Plymouth after serious leaks developed, sailed again on Jan. 2nd and on fire for two days at Bay of Biscay, via Cape of Good Hope to Melbourne arriving May 11th, coastal ship Clarence to Launceston, reverse with "Launceston, 11 MY 1853" transit cds, manuscript "5" pence due for 4d arrival charge plus 1d internal, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

THIS WAS THE LAST ARM EASTBOUND CONTRACT SAILING - 129 DAYS FROM PLYMOUTH TO MELBOURNE FOR THE "ADELAIDE" RESULTED IN CANCELLATION OF THEIR CONTRACT - EVEN SAILING SHIPS WERE CONSISTENTLY FASTER. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:33:11 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4026
Symbol:
Cat No: 11

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Dec. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. via Liverpool. Blue folded letter bearing Victoria, Half-length, 3d blue, fourth printing (SG 11) tied by "1 V" barred oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, DC 16, 1853" rimless oval, carried as endorsed by ARM Sydney via Cape of Good Hope non-contract sailing, reverse with red London (3.19) transit and blue Liverpool (3.20) arrival cds, manuscript "8" pence ship due rating paid by Brown Shipley & Co., forwarded with Liverpool (3.22) backstamp and "3/Cents" debit handstamp to U.S., carried transatlantic by Collins Line Arctic from Liverpool Mar. 23rd to New York arriving Apr. 5th, bold strike of New York "24" due handstamp; central fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 2,000.00
Sold...US$ 2,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:34:51 EST
Sold For 2000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4027
Symbol:
Cat No: 11

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Jan. 19) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. via Liverpool. Folded cover bearing Victoria, Half-length, 3d blue, fourth printing (SG 11) tied by "1 V" barred oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, JA 19, 1854" rimless postmark, carried by GSSC Harbinger via Cape of Good Hope non-contract sailing, reverse with red London (4.19) transit and green Liverpool (4.19) arrival cds, manuscript "8" pence ship due rating paid by Brown Shipley & Co., forwarded with green Liverpool (4.22) double-arc and "19/Cents" debit handstamp to U.S., carried transatlantic by Cunard Line Africa from Liverpool Apr. 22nd to New York arriving May 5th, "Boston Br. Pkt. '24' May 6" debit exchange cds; vertical file fold, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:35:26 EST
Sold For 900


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


Two Capes - Direct via Cape Horn

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4018
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1848 (May 5) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston Mass. Folded letter with red "Paid Ship Letter, Sydney, MY * 5, 1848" rimless crown oval and red manuscript "3" pence rating for ship fee, carried by private ship via Cape Horn, entered mails with red "New-York 'Ship 7 cts' Jan 27" integral due cds for 5¢ for domestic postage plus 2¢ ship captain fee; edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The New York "Ship 7cts" cds is recorded used from November 1845 to December 1850.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 675.00
Sold...US$ 675.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:19:18 EST
Sold For 675

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4019
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1853 (Sep. 7) Sydney, New South Wales to Natchez, Miss. via New Bedford Mass. Blue cover bearing New South Wales, 3d yellow green (9), corner crease, tied by barred oval, matching "Ship Letter, Sydney, SE 7, 1853" rimless crown backstamp; carried by Whaler Berkshire via Cape Horn, entered mails with "New Bedford Mass., Mar 2" and matching "Ship" and "7" rating handstamps for 5¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee; some cosmetic edge reinforcing, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:24:36 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4020
Symbol:
Cat No: 9

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1853 (Sep. 8) Sydney, New South Wales to New Bedford Mass. Legal-size blue cover bearing New South Wales, 3d yellow green (9), mostly large margins, tied by multiple strikes of barred ovals for quadruple the 3d ship fee, matching "Ship Letter, Sydney, SE 7, 1853" rimless crown backstamp; carried as endorsed by Whaler Berkshire via Cape Horn, entered mails with New Bedford "Ship" straightline and manuscript "6" due rating for 6¢ post of entry ship fee, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE ON COVER OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES 3D LAUREATED.

This was carried on the same voyage as the previous lot but address to the port of entry. This was a quadruple weight ship letter in Sydney, but the 6¢ collect charge at the port of entry was not dependent on weight. Had it been sent via England, the addressee would have paid four-times 37¢, or $1.48.
Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,250.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:24:54 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4021
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Nov. 4) Bendigo Creek, Victoria to Boston Mass. via New Orleans. Buff cover with red "Paid, Bendigo, 4 NO 1853" rimless postmark and red crayon "5" pence prepaid rating for 5¢ ship rate from interior, Melbourne (11.9) transit backstamp, sent on ship John McKenzie via Cape Horn to New Orleans, entered mails with red "New Orleans, Mar 4" cds and "Ship 7" rating handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED COVER FROM AUSTRALIA BY DIRECT SHIP TO NEW ORLEANS. Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 1,900.00
Sold...US$ 1,900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:26:21 EST
Sold For 1900

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4022
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1866 (Jan. 25) Melbourne, Australia to Boston Mass. Cover bearing Victoria, 6d gray black (71) cancelled by "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, JA 25 '66" cds, red framed "Insufficiently Paid via the United Kingdom" framed handstamp, sent by private ship via Cape Horn direct to New York, "New-York Ship '6 Cts.' Jul 19" cds and two strikes of "6" due handstamp; reduced at right with upper right corner repair, otherwise F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Postage in Southampton would have been 14d, but letter would have arrived more than three months earlier. This is a very late example of a direct "opportunity sailing" to New York.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:29:30 EST
Sold For 1250


Two Capes - Direct via Cape of Good Hope

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4024
Symbol:

image 1857 (Apr. 3) Fayetteville Vt. to Melbourne, Australia. Folded cover without side flap bearing 3¢ dull red (11) vertical pair, large margins except in at top left, tied by "Fayetteville Vt. Apr 3" cds, "Boston Br. Pkt., 8 Apr" exchange backstamp, sent by private ship via Cape of Good Hope, scarce strike of Melbourne red "LC, AU 6, 1857" Letter Carrier oval datestamp, "Melbourne, Victoria, AU 6" rimless backstamp, forwarded to Beechworth with rimless Aug. 9 arrival backstamp; some edge wear, Fine and rare 1851 issue use to Australia.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A 5¢ rate applied for letters sent direct on private ships from Boston or New York. This use is convenience overpaid by 1¢. Ship captains received 2¢ per letter. During this period there were no Australian arrival charges. The red Letter Carrier datestamp was applied at the G.P.O. Melbourne to indicate that the letter had been passed on to the carriers in an attempt to deliver unclaimed mail.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:32:39 EST
Sold For 575


Two Capes - Private Ship Rates

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4007
Symbol:
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
Symbol:
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.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE BOSTON "74" RATING HANDSTAMP.

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
Symbol:

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
Symbol:
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.

THE ONLY RECORDED 37¢ RATE USE FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

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


Two Capes - Sailing Ship via England

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4003
Symbol:

image 1841 (Jul. 7) Sydney, New South Wales to Philadelphia Pa. via Boston. Folded letter datelined "Sydney, 7 July 1841" carried out-of-mails by ship Beatrice via Cape Horn, red London (1.3) Maltese cross with red manuscript "1/-" prepaid rating for 1s transatlantic packet, Liverpool (1.4) octagon datestamp, carried by Cunard Line Britannia from Liverpool Jan. 4th to Boston arriving Jan. 21st, red "Boston Ms., Ship, Jan 21" cds and ms. "20¾" due rating for 18¾¢ inland plus 2¢ ship fee; some fold wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:05:20 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4004
Symbol:

image 1843 (Jun. 20) "Fluro Bagly Park", New South Wales to Boston Mass. Folded letter datelined "Fluro Bagly Park, 30 miles from Sydney, 20th June 1843", carried by private ship via Cape Horn to London, entered mails with red London (12.2) Maltese cross datestamp with red manuscript "1/-" prepaid rating for 1s transatlantic packet, Liverpool (12.3) transit oval, carried by Cunard Hibernia from Liverpool Dec. 5th to Boston arriving Dec. 20th, red Boston "Ship 6" ribbon handstamp for 6¢ ship fee to port; light toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:06:03 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4005
Symbol:

image 1847 (May 17) Hobart Town, Tasmania to Salem Mass. via London. Gray folded letter care of Baring Bros at London showing red "General Post Office, Hobart Town, 17 May, 1847" crown handstamp and red manuscript "1/" rating crossed out, carried as endorsed by Nathan Moses & Co. Tropic from Hobart Mar. 18th to London arriving Aug. 7th, red London (8.7) arrival backstamp and "2/8" due rating later crossed out, remailed with red London Paid (8.18) Maltese cross and red manuscript "4/" prepaid rating, carried by Cunard Line Caledonia from Liverpool Aug. 16th to Boston arriving Sep. 2nd, red "Boston Ms. 'Ship; Sep 3" cds and "17" cent due rating to Salem, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EARLY SHIP LETTER USE FROM TASMANIA.

The Samuel Moses family in Van Diemen's Land was one of the early Jewish settlers and among the founders of the Hobart Synagogue that opened in 1845.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,000.00
Sold...US$ 1,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:06:46 EST
Sold For 1000


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


Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4188
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1875 (Jan. 11) Melbourne, Victoria to San Francisco, Cal. Cover bearing Victoria, 2d lilac, singles, two with narrow perfs, each tied by "Victoria" barred circles duplexed with "Melbourne, JA 11, 75" cds, Sydney (1.15) transit backstamp and red "PAID ALL" circular handstamp, carried by City of Melbourne from Sydney to San Francisco, partial "San Francisco, Cal. Feb 14" transit cds and "10" due handstamp, "Carrier" (2.15) backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

PAID ALL applied in transit at Sydney (see "Paid All Markings … ", Forster, D., Chronicle, Aug 2008, Aug 2009).
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:00:12 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4193
Symbol:

image 1879 (Jan. 21) San Francisco Cal. to Rockhampton, Queeensland. Cover bearing 3¢ green (184) strip of three and single for the 12¢ treaty rate, tied by quartered cancels, partial magenta "San Francisco, Paid All, Jan 21" exchange cds, carried by PMSC Australia transpacific, Melbourne (2.21) backstamp and framed "MIS-SENT TO MELBOURNE - VICTORIA" handstamp, coastal ship to Brisbane, Rockhampton (3.6) backstamp, forwarded locally with Queensland, 2d blue tied by barred oval, additional Rockhampton (3.17) final arrival cds; stamp faults and cover aging, Fine and scarce mixed franking use.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:03:52 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4194
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1879 (Mar. 27) Warwick, Queensland to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing Queensland, 2d blue, strip of four and pair, each tied by "8" starburst cancel duplexed with "Warwick, Queensland, MR 27, 79" rimless cds, Brisbane (3.28) transit backstamp and "PAID/ALL" circular handstamp, carried by City of New York from Sydney to San Francisco, magenta red "San Francisco, Paid All, May 21" exchange cds, Very Fine and striking franking.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Second earliest recorded example of Brisbane PAID ALL and earliest in black ink. Brisbane continued to use black ink until 1891 in violation of treaty - Wynn records nine examples.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 1,800.00
Sold...US$ 1,800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:05:57 EST
Sold For 1800

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4195
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1879 (Apr. 1) Geelong, Victoria to New Orleans La. Cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue, tied by numeral "2" barred oval duplexed with "Geelong, AP 1, 79", Melbourne (4.2) transit backstamp, red "Paid All" framed handstamp, carried by private ship to Auckland, City of New York from Auckland Apr. 29th to San Francisco, reverse with partial purple "San Francisco, Paid All, May 22" exchange cds and New Orleans (5.29) transit; some soiling, Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS FRAMED "PAID ALL" HANDSTAMP.

This boxed "Paid All" handstamp is similar to other recorded types from New Zealand. The late John Woolfe believed this unlisted type is a post office marking applied onboard the "City of New York".
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:07:05 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4198
Symbol:

image 1881 (Jun. 25) New York, N.Y. to Melbourne, Victoria, forwarded to Sydney N.S.W. Cover bearing 6¢ pink (186) horizontal pair, tied by "New-York, Jun 25 '81" duplex, pink "San Francisco, Jul 2" transit backstamp, carried by PMSC Australia transpacific, Melbourne (8.1) arrival backstamp, forwarded with Victoria, 2d brown (142), tied by bold "Melbourne, AU 2, 81" duplex with "Victoria" barred oval to Sydney, New South Wales, reverse with Sydney (8.4) arrival cds; some edge wear, Very Fine and scarce mixed franking use, ex-Gibson.
Estimate; $400 - 600. Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:10:50 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4201
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1882 (Dec. 16) Sydney, New South Wales to Waterbury Conn. Cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue, strip of four, each tied by Traveling P.O. circular cancels, Sydney (12.16) backstamp and purple "PAID ALL" sans-serif oval, manuscript "4" pence debit rating, carried by City of New York from Sydney to San Francisco, San Francisco (1.25) backstamp and matching "8" circular due handstamp, Waterbury (1.30) arrival backstamp; edge wear, right 2d rounded corner, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Postal Treaty provided mail paid one rate or more but overweight to be forwarded - with receiving country to keep postage payable. Note credit was given for 2d "overpayment".
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:11:57 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4203
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1884 (Jan. 3) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing New South Wales, 6d lilac tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, JA 3, 74" cds, purple "PAID ALL" serif oval, carried by City of Sydney from Sydney to San Francisco, magenta red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jan 29" exchange cds; top edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Sydney "Paid All" with serifs oval marking struck in purple is recorded from November 1876 to January 1884.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 120.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:12:21 EST
Sold For 0
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4206
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1886 (Sep. 9) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. Cover bearing New South Wales, 6d lilac, two singles for double the 6d treaty rate, each tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, SP 9, 86" cds, purple "PAID ALL" non-serif oval, carried by Alameda from Sydney to San Francisco, magenta red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jan 29" exchange cds, reverse with red San Francisco (10.2) transit and New York (10.8) arrival cds; top edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Sydney "Paid All" non-serif oval marking struck in purple is recorded from July 1883 to April 1889. The ovals were sometimes applied in transit at Sydney to covers originating in other Australian Colonies.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 130.00
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:13:52 EST
Sold For 130


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