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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

United States
Via Suez and Marseilles

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4138
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Jun. 7) Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, Victoria to Duxbury, Mass. Buff cover carried out of mails to Singapore, reverse with "Singapore, Bearing" framed transit, P&O via Marseilles, red London (8.29.1851) transit backstamp and manuscript "44" debit to U.S., carried by Havre Line Franklin from Southampton Sep. 1st to New York arriving Sep. 14th, bold "New.York, Am. Packet, Sep 14" exchange cds and "65" cent due handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

French charge of 5d for ¼ ounce - USA retained 21¢ (16¢ transatlantic America Packet ship postage plus 5¢ United States internal).
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:15:20 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4139
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Sep.) Spring Creek, Victoria to Philadelphia Pa. Gray folded cover with "Paid At Spring Ck." framed handstamp and magenta "5" pence rating, Melbourne (9.22) oval backstamp, carried by P&O steamers via Suez and Marseilles, red London (10.17) transit backstamp with manuscript "1/10" rating crossed out and "60" cent debit to U.S. at top right, carried by Cunard Line Africa from Dec. 17th to New York arriving Dec. 30th, "Boston Br. Pkt. Jan 3" exchange backstamp and matching "65" due handstamp; edge tear and reinforced separations, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 65¢ collect rate was 1/5 (34¢) packet rate to England, 5d (10¢) French charge for Y4 ounce, 8d (16¢) transatlantic plus 5¢ United States internal postage.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:16:32 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4141
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Jan. 27) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. Orange buff cover with blind embossed "Newell, Hooper & Stevens, Melbourne" corner card and showing red "Paid, Melbourne, JA 27, 1854" rimless oval, red crayon "3", carried by P&O Madras from Melbourne, London (3.29) transit backstamp with manuscript "44" cent debit to U.S., carried by Ocean Line Hermann from Southampton Mar. 29th to New York arriving Apr. 14th, black "New-York Am. Pkt. Apr 14" exchange cds with matching bold "65" due handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

United States retained only 5¢ internal postage on previous cover, but 21¢ on here including transatlantic ship postage. Note narrower numerals on New York's "65" than on Boston's "65".
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:18:59 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4145
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Jun. 15) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. Blue cover bearing Victoria 1d yellow green (Sc 37), 4d rose (Sc 39) and 1s blue (Sc 18), all tied by numeral "1" barred circles, slightly indistinct red "Melbourne, Victoria, JU 15, 1858" rimless oval backstamp, carried by E&ARM Australasian from Melbourne, red London Paid (8.9) transit cds, manuscript "8" pence and corresponding "16" cent debit to U.S., carried by Vanderbilt Line Ariel from Southampton Aug. 11th to New York arriving Aug. 26th, partial "N.York Am. Pkt. Aug 26" exchange cds with integral "5" cent due not showing; file hole bottom left, file fold through 1d, otherwise Very Fine and scarce three-color franking for 17d rate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

From January 1857, Australian Colonies mail had to be prepaid. Mail to eastern United States could only be paid to the United States border. French charge for via Marseilles mail dropped to 3d per quarter ounce.

This cover was prepaid for the 17 pence for ¼ ounce rate to United States border (9 pence to London plus 8 pence transatlantic).
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:22:32 EST
Sold For 2000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4146
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Dec. 17) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. Blue cover bearing Victoria 2d lilac (Sc 47), 6d blue (Sc 30) and 1s blue (Sc 18), all tied by numeral "1" barred circles, red "Melbourne, Victoria, DC 17, 1858" rimless oval backstamp, carried by E&ARM Columbian from Melbourne, red London Paid (2.5) transit cds, manuscript "8" pence and corresponding "16" cent debit to U.S., carried by Havre Line Fulton from Southampton Feb. 9th to New York arriving Feb. 26th, "N.York Am. Pkt. '5' Feb 26" exchange cds with 5¢ integral due; 1s light crease, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE THREE-COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 20D RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.

Prepaid for the 20 pence for up to ½ ounce to the United States border (12 pence to London plus 8 pence transatlantic).
Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:23:00 EST
Sold For 1800

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4147
Symbol:
Cat No: 76

image Australian States: Victoria, 1860 (Aug. 27) Morses Creek, Victoria to Springfield, Cal. Cover bearing Victoria, 4d rose, strip of four and pair, strip folded over edge, cancelled by numeral "279" barred circles, reverse with Morses Creek (8.27) oval and Melbourne (8.29) transit cds, carried by P&O Jeddo from Melbourne, red London Paid (11.13) transit cds and manuscript "1/2" 1s2d credit for closed mail to San Francisco, red "San Francisco Cal., Paid, Dec 24, 1860" exchange; bit of flap missing and stamp flaws, Fine and scarce prepaid 23½d rate.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

THE ONLY RECORDED VIA MARSEILLES COVER FULLY PREPAID TO UNITED STATES WEST-COAST.

There was a ¼ ounce via Marseilles fully paid to destination 23½ pence rate to the USA west-coast (3 pence more than the Southampton rate seen in previous chapter).

Springfield is an unincorporated community located in Tuolumne County, California. It is a former California Gold Rush boomtown in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and is now designated as a California Historical Landmark.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:23:49 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4148
Symbol:

image 1863 (Feb. 1) Onisbo Cal. to Sandhurst, Victoria. Embossed lady's cover bearing United States, 10¢ dark green (62B) and two 10¢ green (68) singles, each cancelled by tiny ms. cancel, matching manuscript "Onisbo, Feb 1 1863" postmark, partial "N.York Br. Pkt. 'Paid' Mar 3" exchange cds and magenta "28" cent credit, carried by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Mar. 4th to Queenstown arriving Mar. 15th, red London Paid (3.16) transit cds, then P&O steamers via Suez to Melbourne, reverse with red Melbourne (5.10) transit and Sandhurst (5.11) arrival oval; cover wear, some perf toning and small stamp flaws, Fine, a rare combination franking of the First Design and later issue.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Sender prepaid the 30¢ French Mail rate, but the 28¢ credit marking to England indicates the cover was treated as being fully prepaid for the 33¢ rate via Southampton.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:25:03 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4149
Symbol:

image 1864 (Jul. 20) Boston Mass. to Melbourne, Australia. Yellow cover United States, 5¢ brown (76), 10¢ green (68) and 30¢ orange (71), tied by strike of 6-section split grid cancel, red "Boston Br. Pkt. '40; Jul 20" exchange credit cds to G.B., carried by Asia from Boston Jul. 20th to Queenstown arriving Jul. 30th, red London Paid (8.1) transit cds, sent via Marseilles and Suez, carried by P&O Madras to Melbourne, blue Melbourne (10.13) arrival backstamp; reduced slightly at right slightly affecting 5¢, Very Fine three-color franking at the 45¢ rate for ½ ounce via Marseilles.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:26:17 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4151
Symbol:
Cat No: 78

image 1865 (Jul. 7) Boston Mass. to Melbourne, Victoria. Yellow cover bearing United States, 5¢ brown (76), 10¢ green (68) and 24¢ lilac (78), all tied by two strikes of split grid cancels, red "Boston Am. Pkt. Paid, 7 Jul" exchange backstamp and red crayon "18" cent credit to G.B., endorsed "Via Marseilles", carried by City of Boston from New York Jul. 8th to Liverpool arriving Jul. 18th, red London Paid (7.19) transit cds, sent via Marseilles and Suez, carried by P&O Bombay to Melbourne, blue Melbourne (9.19) arrival backstamp, mended top edge flaw and cover wrinkling, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Australian Colonies went to ½ ounce rates for Marseilles mail in 1863, but the United States continued to use the old ¼ ounce rate schedule until 1868. This is the 39¢ rate for ¼ ounce via Marseilles.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:27:59 EST
Sold For 1800

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4152
Symbol:
Cat No: 42

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1866 (Apr. 21) Sydney, New South Wales to Danville N.Y. Salmon buff cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40) and 1s rose (42), tied by "N.S.W" oval duplex with "Sydney, AP 21, 1866" cds, red crayon "8" pence credit, carried by P&O Madras from Australia, red London Paid (6.11) transit cds with matching "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Inman Line City of New York II from Liverpool Jun. 13th to New York arriving Jun. 26th, "N. York, Am. Pkt. '5' Jun 26" exchange due cds for 5¢ inland; some cover restoration, Fine appearance.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 18d rate for ½ ounce via Marseilles applied from July 1863 in England and September 1863 in Australia. Accountancy applied between England and United States for transatlantic postage.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:28:31 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4153
Symbol:
Cat No: 72

image 1866 (Dec. 11) Washington D.C. to Sydney, Australia. Cover bearing United States, 90¢ blue (72) pair, right stamp tiny perf tear, tied by two quartered corks, matching "Washington D.C., Dec 11" duplex at upper right, endorsed "by steamer via London and Marseilles", partial red "N.York Br. Pkt. 'Paid' Dec 12" exchange cds and red "142" credit to G.B.; carried by Cunard Line Scotia from New York Dec. 12th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 21st, red London Paid (12.22) transit cds, sent via Marseilles and Galle, P&O Geelong to Sydney, Sydney Ship Letter (2.13) arrival backstamp; light central file crease, Very Fine, ex-Ackerman, Grunin, Ishikawa.
Estimate; $20,000 - 30,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED UNITED STATES 90¢ 1861 ISSUE PAIR ON COVER TO AUSTRALIA.

Cover was prepaid $1.80 for two ounces via Marseilles with $1.42 credit to England indicates 1¼ ounces.
Est. $20,000-30,000 (Image)

Est. $20,000-30,000

Opening US$ 45,000.00
Sold...US$ 45,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:30:33 EST
Sold For 45000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4154
Symbol:

image 1867 (Dec. 10) Washington D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales. Light buff cover bearing United States, 15¢ black (77) and 30¢ orange (71), tied by circular grid cancels duplexed with "Washington D.C., Dec 10" cds, additional strike of cds at right, endorsed "by steamer via England and Marseilles", partial red New York exchange cds and matching "40" handstamp credit to G.B.; carried by Cunard Line Persia from New York Dec. 11th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 22nd, red London Paid (12.23) transit cds, sent via Marseilles and Galle, P&O Geelong to Sydney, Sydney (2.14) arrival backstamp; central file crease and small edge tear, F.-V.F. and attractive franking at the 45¢ rate for ½ ounce via Marseilles, ex-West.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:31:52 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4156
Symbol:
Cat No: 80

image Australian States: Victoria, 1869 (Apr. 24) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. Tissue-paper cover bearing Victoria, 3d lilac (83) and 1s blue (80), tied by two strikes of "Victoria" barred circle cancel duplexed with "Melbourne, AP 24, 69" cds, red crayon "5" pence credit to G.B., endorsed "Via Marseilles", carried by P&O Malta from Melbourne, partial strike of red London Paid (6.12) transit cds and matching "2/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried transatlantic by Cunard Line China from Liverpool Jun. 13th to New York arriving Jun. 22nd, red "New York Br. Pkt, Jun 23" exchange cds; edge wear and flaws, Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The 1868 Marseilles rate of 15d per half ounce paid postage to all United States destinations, but accountancy between England and the United States still applied.

The 1868 Act reduced the transatlantic rate to 6d, which included internal postage for both England and USA. The 1869 Act mandated a 2¢ credit to United States for internal postage.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:33:00 EST
Sold For 450
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4157
Symbol:
Cat No: 119

image Australian States: Victoria, 1869 (Jun. 19) Melbourne, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. Blue cover with embossed "Via Marseilles" cameo corner card, bearing Victoria 3d orange (114), 1s blue (119), both tied by two strikes of "Victoria" barred ovals duplexed with "Melbourne, JN 19, 69" cds, red crayon "5" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Avoca from Melbourne, red London Paid (8.7) transit cds and matching red "2/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Scotia from Queenstown Aug. 8th to New York arriving Aug. 17th, closed back to San Francisco where magenta "San Francisco, Paid All, Aug 24" exchange cds, "Advertised" straightline and "Cannot Be Found" framed handstamps, reverse with partial "San Francisco Cal., Advertised, 8 Sep" cds and green "D.L.B., Victoria, AP 14, 70" cds; 1s corner tear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A VISUALLY APPEALING AROUND-THE-WORLD USE TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE 1S 3D (30¢) RATE.

This cover was unclaimed in San Francisco and returned to Melbourne by private ship across Pacific Ocean - Around the world in 300 days.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:33:27 EST
Sold For 0


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