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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

United States
Two Capes - Adams Express

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4029
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (c., May) Melbourne, Australia to Canaan Me. Orange cover with embossed "Adams & Co., American and European Express, Melbourne, N.S.W." flap cameo and red "Adams & Co.'s Express, Melbourne N.S.W." framed handstamp, carried by General Screw Steamship Co. Harbinger via Mauritius and Cape of Good Hope to Southampton arriving Aug. 18th, "Forwarded by Edwards Sanford & Co., Liverpool" illustrated forwarders oval showing steamship, entered mails with Liverpool (8.19.53) backstamp and red "5/Cents" credit to U.S. handstamp, originally posted with G.B. 1s green embossed issue that is now missing, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Europa from Liverpool Aug. 20th to Boston arriving Aug. 31st, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 'Paid 24' Aug 31" credit exchange cds, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EMBOSSED ADAMS MELBOURNE ENVELOPES, AND THE FINEST OF ONLY THREE RECORDED ADAMS MELBOURNE HANDSTAMPS.

The Adams Melbourne envelope and handstamp were probably produced in the United States. This sailing of the General Screw Steamship Co. "Harbinger" via Mauritius and Cape of Good Hope to Southampton arriving Aug. 18th was the first direct sailing from Australia to Southampton..
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:37:36 EST
Sold For 1200
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4030
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (c.) United States to Melbourne, Australia. Light buff cover endorsed "Per Express Adams & Co." at bottom left and rated "Collect" to miner endorsed at left: "He is now at or near Ballarat & information can be got to him there - it may be three or four months before he will call for this.", carried out of mails by Adams Express on private ship to Melbourne; reduced at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 260.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:37:55 EST
Sold For 0


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