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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

United States
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4049
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1850 (Dec. 16) Newcastle, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Gray folded letter datelined "Newcastle Decbr 16 - 1850" and endorsed "Per Albatross, Capt Knowles", carried as endorsed directly to San Francisco, entered mails with red "San Francisco Cal., 17 Mar" cds and matching "2" handstamp for 2¢ drop rate; some light age spots and small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Ship captains were required to turn over ship letters to the United States post office officials, but in this case Captain Knowles mailed the letter, saving the addressee 4¢.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:56:28 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4052
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Cat No: 8

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1851 (Dec. 10) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Slight reduced cover front bearing New South Wales, 3d yellow green (8), large margins all around, creased from fold, tied by barred oval, red "Paid Shp Letter, Sydney, DE 10, 1851" rimless datestamp, carried as endorsed by ship Sophia to San Francisco, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal. 24 Mar." cds and matching "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED SYDNEY VIEW USES TO THE UNITED STATES.

The 3d Sydney View prepays the three pence private ship rate.
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, 18:58:31 EST
Sold For 2000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4056
Symbol:
Cat No: 8

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1852 (Dec. 29) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. via Newcastle. Datelined folded letter carried out of mails to Newcastle forwarder, red "Forwarded by Mitchell & Tully, Newcastle" framed handstamp, entered mails with New South Wales, 3d yellow green (8), four margins, tied by "55" barred numeral oval, matching "Newcastle, New S. Wales, DE * 30, 1852" crown oval, carried by private ship Salem via Kauai to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal., Jun 17" cds and matching partial "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp; file fold creases 3d, some edge splitting with tape stains, Fine and rare.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED SYDNEY VIEW USES TO THE UNITED STATES. THE ONLY RECORDED MITCHELL & TULLY FORWARDER'S HANDSTAMP. Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:01:13 EST
Sold For 2700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4061
Symbol:
Cat No: 15

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1857 (Apr. 24) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. Docketed folded cover with sharp blue "E. Lynch & Co., Sydney" double-oval, carried out-of-mails by private ship to San Francisco, entered mails with United States, 10¢ green (15), mostly large margins, tied by "San Francisco Cal., Aug 5, 1857" cds, ship via Panama to New York, Very Fine, ex-Kramer.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Captains of private ships were required to turn over mail to United States post office at port of entry. In this case, the letter was mailed directly with the post office and the captain's gratuity was not paid.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:05:19 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4062
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

image Australian States: Victoria, 1859 (Jan. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. via San Francisco. Blue folded cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue tied by numeral "1" barred oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, JA*16, 1858" (year not updated to 1859) rimless oval backstamp, endorsed for Columbian via Suez and Southampton, framed "Detained for "2" Postage" handstamp with ms. "2" pence due, red "G.P.O. Insufficiently Paid, Melbourne" oval handstamp, Melbourne (2.1.1859) backstamp, sent by private ship via Pacific Ocean, "San Francisco Cal., '12' May 20, 1859" integral-due cds for 10¢ postage over 3,000 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, sent by ship via Panama to New York; bottom flap missing and bottom left corner repair, 1s creased from horizontal fold, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The rate to the United States border via Southampton during this period was 14 pence, so this cover was marked "Insufficiently Paid" and "Detained for Postage". When the additional 2 pence was not forthcoming, the cover was sent via San Francisco overpaid for the 6 pence private ship rate.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:06:00 EST
Sold For 500
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4063
Symbol:
Cat No: 35

image 1860 (Jun. 4) South Bend Ind. to Melbourne, Victoria. Light amber cover bearing United States, 10¢ green (35) tied by sharp "South Bend Ind. Jun 4" cds, endorsed "Via California", carried by private ship via Pacific Ocean, reverse with "Ship Letter, Sydney, SP 3" rimless cds and red Melbourne (9.11) arrival cds, forwarded to Sunbury with Sep. 12th arrival backstamp, forwarded again to Black Forest with Melbourne (9.13) transit backstamp and Sep. 17th arrival backstamp; top edge tear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE 10¢ PRIVATE SHIP LETTER RATE TO THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.

Starnes lists a 10¢ private ship rate from San Francisco to Australian Colonies from April 1855 until August 1863. Very little mail was sent since sailings were infrequent and post offices did not have access to private ship sailing schedules. Note there were no arrival charges in Australia.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:06:25 EST
Sold For 0


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