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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

United States
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4189
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1875 (Jul. 27) Melbourne, Victoria to South Londonderry Vt. Cover bearing Victoria, 6d blue tied by "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, JY27, 75" cds, Sydney (7.30) transit backstamp and red "PAID ALL" circular handstamp, carried by ship Cyphrenes from Sydney to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal., Sep 4" transit cds and matching "5" due; reduced slightly at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The United States arriving steamship rate from non-contract countries was lowered to 5¢ on July 1, 1875 upon entry in the GPU/UPU.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:01:14 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4190
Symbol:

image 1876 (Jun. 13) Port Jervis, N.Y. to Rocky River, New England, New South Wales. Registered cover bearing United States, 3¢ green (158) and 6¢ dull pink (159) pair, tied by quartered cork duplexed with "Port Jervis, N.Y. 13 Jun" cds, carried by City of Sydney from San Francisco Jun. 20th to Sydney, reverse with Sydney (7.20) transit and Uralla (7.22) arrival cds; some soiling and toning, Fine and scarce registered use.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Starnes lists an American Packet rate of 5¢ from July 1875 - this should not have applied for mail to NS W who already had signed a postal treaty, but cover went through as franked. Cover was prepaid 5¢ for packet rate plus 10¢ registry fee.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:01:54 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4191
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1876 (Jun. 24) Brisbane, Queensland to Cincinnati Oh. Blue cover bearing Queensland, 1s violet, tied by sunburst radial cancel duplexed with "Brisbane, JU 26, 76" cds, red "PAID/ALL" circular handstamp, carried by City of San Francisco from Sydney to San Francisco, magenta red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jul 28" exchange cds, blue Cincinnati Received (8.3) arrival backstamp; purple docketing "Ans. 8/4/76"; edge wear and reduced at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED BRISBANE "PAID ALL" HANDSTAMP, AND THE ONLY RECORDED STRIKE IN RED.

Device introduced after Queensland and United States signed the postal treaty in January 1876. Recorded period of use from 1876 to 1891. According to a forthcoming book, there are a total of 23 recorded examples of the Brisbane "PAID ALL" marking.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:02:34 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4192
Symbol:

image 1876 (Nov. 25) New York N.Y. to Springfield, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ vermilion 178), 10¢ brown (161), tied by two strikes of "New-York, E, Nov 25" duplex, red "New York, Nov 25" exchange backstamp, pencil "2" for double-weight, "Insufficiently/Prepaid" two-line handstamp and bold "12" due handstamp, partial Sydney (1.4) arrival backstamp; 10¢ some trimmed perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This cover was determined to be overweight at San Francisco and marked 12¢ cents due.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:03:26 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4196
Symbol:

image 1880 (Sep. 17) New York, N.Y. to Sydney, Australia. Cover bearing United States, 5¢ blue (185) pair tied by "New-York, Sep 17 '80" duplex, matching "N.Y.P.O./One Rate/Short Paid" three-line handstamp and blue crayon "Due 2" rating, partial "New York, D.L.O." cds backstamp, letter returned to sender, Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Provisions of postal treaty for mail franked at less than one rate (12¢) was to be returned for postage - if unable to find sender, mail would be sent to the dead letter office.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:08:33 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4197
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1881 (Apr. 14) Adelaide, South Australia to Marysville Kans. Cover bearing South Australia, 4d violet (68) horizontal pair, tied by partial "P.O. Adelaide" (4.14) duplex with "S. Australia" barred oval, carried by City of Sydney transpacific, reverse with indistinct San Francisco (5.18) transit and Marysville (5.25) arrival cds, bold "5/Cents" due handstamp, five U.S., 1¢ Postage Due (J1) singles affixed overlapping; left 4d faults, reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive postage due use.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

South Australia did not sign a postal treaty with the United States until UPU. It is not clear if an 8d rate applied at this date or if cover was franked for the via Southampton rate.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:09:42 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4199
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1882, 1885 New South Wales Printed Matter to the United States. Group of two comprising 1882 (Apr. 5) Sydney, N.S.W. unsealed cover endorsed "Prices Current" to New York N.Y. bearing N.S.W., 1d red tied by duplex; and 1885 Gundagai, N.S.W. to Boston Mass. endorsed "pamphlet only" bearing N.S.W., 1d red tied by "46" sun burst radial, partial strike of Sydney red "Paid/All." circular handstamp (only two recorded by Wynn on printed matter only), Very Fine exhibit pair.
Estimate; $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 130.00
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:11:15 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4200
Symbol:
Cat No: 191

image 1882 (Jun. 24) New York N.Y. to Sydney, New South Wales. Legal-size cover bearing United States, 90¢ carmine (191), used with 2¢ vermilion (183) two singles, and 10¢ brown (209) single and two pairs, all tied by "New-York Jun 24 '82" duplex cds on preprinted envelope to Sydney, New South Wales, endorsed "Via San Francisco", transcontinental railroad to San Francisco, carried by PMSC City of New York transpacific, Sydney (7.31) arrival backstamp; small faults, 2¢ and 90¢ removed for cleaning and replaced, F.-V.F., with 1996 R.P.S.L. and 1997 P.F. certificates.
Estimate; $7,500 - 10,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL $1.44 FRANKING PAYING TWELVE-TIMES THE 12¢ TREATY RATE TO AUSTRALIA. THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USAGE OF THE THE 1879 90¢ CARMINE.

Since the Australian colonies did not charge postage due on either non-treaty or treaty mail, the United States "Paid All" markings required by the postal treaties were redundant and often not applied.

There are only two recorded 90¢ Banknote frankings to Australia. The other example is Ex-Braus, Mercedes and dated October 8, 1883.
Est. $7,500-10,000 (Image)

Est. $7,500-10,000

Opening US$ 5,500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:11:44 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4202
Symbol:

image 1883 (May 10) Chicago Ill. to Sydney, New South Wales, forwarded to Melbourne, Victoria. Legal-size cover bearing United States, 3¢ blue green (207), nine stamps and 10¢ brown (209), tied by grid cancels duplexed with "Chicago Ill., May 10" cds, San Francisco (5.16) transit backstamp, carried by City of New York transpacific, Sydney (7.7) arrival backstamp, forwarded to Melbourne paid by New South Wales, 6d Lilac (57) tied by "Sydney JY 7, 1883" cds, Melbourne (7.9) arrival backstamp; some wear, one 3¢ and 10¢ faulty, F.-V.F. and scarce mixed franking use, ex-Mercedes.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Cover with impressive franking overpaying by 1¢ three-times 12¢ treaty rate to New South Wales, although the UPU provided for free forwarding, Australia was not yet a member and therefore this forwarded cover required additional postage. The New South Wales 6d stamp paid three-times the 2d forwarding rate.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:12:09 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4204
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1885, 1891 Sydney "Paid All" uses to the United States. Two covers, 1885 (Feb. 25) Haymarket N.S.W. to Penn Yan N.Y. bearing N.S.W., 6d lilac and with purple Sydney "Paid All" sans-serif oval handstamp; 1891 (Jun. 13) Sydney N.S.W. mourning cover to Wolf Creek Oreg. bearing N.S.W., 1s maroon (82) and with large "PAID ALL" circular handstamp, later some edge wear, F.-V.F. pair.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Complete Images. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:12:33 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4205
Symbol:

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1886 (Jun. 12) Deloraine, Tasmania to Butte City, Montana. Blue cover bearing Tasmania, 2d green, 6d lilac, each tied by bold numeral "25" barred oval, matching "Deloraine, Tasmania, JU 12, 86" cds, Launceston (6.12) transit backstamp, carried by ship Alameda from Sydney Jun. 17th to San Francisco, reverse with San Francisco (7.11) transit and matching "U.S. Charge to Collect/5 Cents" due handstamp, pink Butte City (7.14) arrival backstamp and U.S., 5¢ Postage Due pencil cancelled; no bottom flap, edge nick and tear, F.-V.F. and colorful.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Sent less than 3 weeks before Tasmania's Postal Treaty with the United States became effective - Although treaty was in effect when cover arrived in San Francisco, postage due was collected.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:13:37 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4207
Symbol:
Cat No: 85

image Australian States: Queensland, 1888 (Jan. 7) Brisbane, Queensland to Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Oregon. Cover bearing Queensland, 2d gray blue (85) strip of three, tied by three strikes of "Brisbane, Queensland, JA 7" cds, framed "Deficient Postage =6/Fine =6" framed handstamp, carried from Sydney by Ship Alameda, San Francisco (2.19) transit and "U.S. Charge/To Collect, 12 cents" handstamp, reverse with Portland (2.22) arrival cds and United States, 2¢, 10¢ Postage Dues (J16, J19) tied by manuscript cancel; some toning and faults, Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Queensland's Postal Treaty did not call for fines provided one rate was prepaid. San Francisco properly rated cover 12¢ due, all of which was retained by the United States.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 270.00
Sold...US$ 270.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:14:40 EST
Sold For 270

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4208
Symbol:

image 1888 (Jan. 31) New York N.Y. to Melbourne, Victoria. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ green (213) and 5¢ brown (205), two singles, tied by strikes of "New-York, Jan 31 '88" foreign mail duplex, red "PAID ALL" straightline, San Francisco (2.7) transit backstamp, carried by Union S.S. Co. Alameda to Sydney arriving Mar. 4th, Melbourne (3.6) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

New York red "PAID ALL" straightline applied as required per postal treaty.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:15:22 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4209
Symbol:

image 1888 (May) Kalamazoo, Mich. to Kew, Victoria. United States 2¢ red brown entire uprated with 1¢ gray blue (206), 2¢ red brown (210) and 5¢ brown (205), all tied by partial barred oval duplexed with indistinct Kalamazoo cds, sent to San Francisco, reverse with San Francisco Rec'd (5.30) cds and framed "Held for Postage" struck, purple "Returned for Postage" circular handstamp, Very Fine and scarce short paid use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:16:22 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4210
Symbol:

image 1888 (Sep. 16) New York, N.Y. to Lauceston, Tasmania. U.S. 10¢ brown entire from Scott Stamp and Coin Co. bearing 4¢ green (211) and 10¢ brown (209) pair, each tied by "New York, D" oval cancels, purple "Registered, Sep 16 1888, Branch D, New York P.O." framed postmark, New York (9.15) oval backstamp and Registry Exchange label (FX-NY1a) affixed, Launceston (10.13) arrival backstamp; partial backflap, Very Fine and scarce registered use to Tasmania.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Entire was prepaid 34¢ for two-times the 12¢ treaty rate plus 10¢ registration. The United States-Tasmania Treaty provided a 10¢ registry rate from the United States that was not equivalent to the 4 pence rate from Tasmania.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:16:48 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4212
Symbol:

image 1890 (May 24) New York N.Y. to Sydney, New South Wales. Legal-size cover bearing United States, 2¢ carmine (220) and 10¢ green (226) strips of four prepaying quadruple the 12¢ treaty rate, each tied by strikes of "New York, May 24, 90" duplexes, red "PAID ALL" straightline, endorsed "Via San Francisco" and "Documents", San Francisco (5.29) backstamp, carried by ship Zealandia from San Francisco May 31st to Auckland, Sydney (6.26) arrival backstamp; cover and stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 290.00
Sold...US$ 290.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:17:42 EST
Sold For 290

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4213
Symbol:

image 1890 (Nov. 5) New York N.Y. to Adelaide, South Australia. United States 2¢ green (U311) entire uprated by non 2¢ lake (219D), 2¢ carmine (220) singles, each tied by "New York, Reg" registry oval, purple "New York, N.Y., Nov 5, 1890" framed postmark, purple San Francisco (11.10) transit backstamp and San Francisco Cal. (FX-SF1a) registry exchange label affixed, Sydney (12.15) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce carmine-lake 1890 issue franking.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This cover apparently prepaid 20¢ for 12¢ postage plus 8¢ registration, even though South Australia had no treaty with the United States until UPU the following year.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:18:17 EST
Sold For 525
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4215
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1891 (Mar. 20) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. Buff cover bearing Victoria, 2½d brown red (172) tied by "Melbourne, MR 20, 91" duplex, "More to Pay" oval with ms. "7d" due rating, carried by Monowai from Sydney Mar. 23rd, San Francisco (4.17) transit backstamp and "U.S. Charge/To Collect ___ Cents" handstamp with pencil "7" cents due rating, New York (4.22) arrival backstamp; reduced at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

According to Postal Treaty, should not have been sent on, but Victoria was anticipating the UPU rate and had already issued a 2½d stamp. Charged only the deficient postage in the United States.

The 2½ pence October 1891 UPU rate for all routes brought to an end the most interesting period of Australian Colonies-United States postal history.
Est. $100-150 (Image)

Est. $100-150

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:19:34 EST
Sold For 230


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