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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4099
Symbol:
Cat No: 14

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Mar. 23) Melbourne, Victoria to Buck Creek, Ala. via London and New York. Gray cover bearing Victoria, Half-length, 3d blue, fifth printing (SG 14), tied by bold "1 V" barred oval and matching "Melbourne, Victoria, MA 23, 1854" rimless oval, carried by P&O Chusan contract packet via Galle, red London (6.11) transit backstamp, manuscript "1/-" debit with additional "2/-" at bottom right, carried transatlantic by Collins Line Atlantic from Liverpool Jun. 14th to New York arriving Jun. 25th, black "New-York, Am. Pkt. Jun 25" exchange cds with matching "45" cent due handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

The 45¢ rate is the sum of "1/" (24¢) packet Australia to London, 8d (16¢) transatlantic packet and 5¢ United States inland postage. P&O homebound voyages from September 1853 went direct to Galle, not via Singapore.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:33:58 EST
Sold For 1150

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4100
Symbol:
Cat No: 20

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Mar. 25) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston, Mass. via England. Wrapper bearing Victoria, 2d purple brown (Sc 15, SG 20), huge margins all around, tied by "1 V" barred oval, matching bold "Melbourne, Victoria, MA 25, 1854" rimless oval and large "3" pence debit to G.B., carried by P&O Chusan via Galle and Suez arriving Jun. 11th, manuscript "6" pence debit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Europa from Liverpool Jun. 17th to New York arriving Jun. 30th, New York "8" due handstamp for 6¢ debit plus 2¢ inland postage, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Banchik.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE PRINTED MATTER USE FROM VICTORIA TO THE UNITED STATES VIA SUEZ AND SOUTHAMPTON.

The printed circular rate from Victoria was 2d pence with transatlantic transit fees due. The United States retained only 2¢ for internal postage.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 5,250.00
Sold...US$ 5,250.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:36:36 EST
Sold For 5250

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4104
Symbol:
Cat No: 22

image Australian States: Victoria, 1857 (c., Apr.) Melbourne, Victoria to Waterville N.Y. via London. Gray wrapper bearing Victoria, 2d reddish brown, stone 9 (SG 22), ample to huge margins, tied by magenta "1" pence credit rating to G.B., carried as endorsed by E&ARM Columbian via Galle and Suez, red London Paid (6.12) transit cds, carried by Cunard Line Persia from Liverpool Jun. 13th to New York arriving Jun. 23rd, 2¢ due not marked on wrapper.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED VICTORIA PRINTED CIRCULAR CARRIED BY THE EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN ROYAL MAIL CO.

The 1857 rates had to be prepaid to the United States border, with 2¢ collected for delivery in the United States.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:44:00 EST
Sold For 2700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4109
Symbol:
Cat No: 36

image 1858 (Oct. 23) Washington D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales via London. Blue cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) pair and 12¢ black (36), strip of three and pair, tied by strikes of partial Washington D.C. cds, red "New-York, Br. Pkt. Oct 27" exchange cds and magenta "56" cent credit to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Oct. 27th to Liverpool arriving Nov. 7th, red London Paid (11.8) transit cds, then by E&ARM Oneida via Suez and Galle, Sydney (1.23) arrival backstamp; 12¢ strip trimmed at top, pair with pulled perf and cert mentions small staining that we cannot see, Very Fine, ex-Brown, Grunin, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE 1857 ISSUE DOUBLE-WEIGHT USE TO AUSTRALIA AT DOUBLE THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON.

Mail from the United States to Australia could be prepaid to destination with no internal postal charges levied in Australia.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 2,400.00
Sold...US$ 2,400.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:47:55 EST
Sold For 2400

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4111
Symbol:
Cat No: 25

image Australian States: Victoria, 1860 (Jul. 13) New Inglewood, Victoria to Albion Ill. via London and Chicago. Blue cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (25) vertical strip of three, tied by bold numeral "296" barred circles, matching "New Inglewood, Victoria, JY-13, 60" rimless oval backstamp, red "Registered, Melbourne, JY-16, 60" rimless circle, red manuscript "1/6" credit to G.B., carried by P&O Ottawa from Melbourne Jul. 26th to Suez arriving Sep. 4th, then P&O Pera from Alexandria Sep. 5th to Southampton arriving Sep. 19th, red Registered London (9.19) transit oval and matching "Registered" crown handstamp, red manuscript "16" credit to U.S., carried by Allan Line North American from Liverpool Sep. 20th to Quebec arriving Oct. 2nd, then rail to Chicago, blue "Chicago Am. Pkt. '5' Oct 4" exchange cds for 5¢ inland due, cover and stamp faults, Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY THREE VICTORIA REGISTERED USES PREPAID 3S TO THE UNITED STATES.

This cover was not treated as registered mail in the United States, and also not treated as paid to destination since Great Britain credited only the 16¢ transatlantic fee for American packet service. Great Britain should have credited 6¢ for half the registration fee for letter to be properly handled.

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 182, fig. 22.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,050.00
Sold...US$ 1,050.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:49:55 EST
Sold For 1050

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4114
Symbol:
Cat No: 25

image Australian States: Victoria, 1861 (Apr. 6) Castlemaine, Victoria to Boston Mass. via London. Registered cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (25) three singles, each tied by numeral barred oval, matching "Castlemaine, Victoria, AU 6, 61" rimless oval backstamp, red "Registered, Melbourne, AU 8, 61" rimless cds, red manuscript "1/6" (32¢) credit to G.B. rating, carried by P&O Northam from Melbourne Apr. 26th to Galle arriving May 15th, P&O Simla May 19th to Suez arriving Jun. 5th, and P&O Ceylon from Alexandria Jun. 6th to Southampton arriving Jun. 20th, red Registered London (6.20) oval transit and matching "Registered" crown handstamp, magenta "21/6" crossed out and updated to "5/6" credit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Persia from Liverpool Jun. 22nd to New York arriving Jul. 3rd, bold red "Boston Br. Pkt. 'Paid' Jul 3" exchange cds; some edge wear, one 1s faulty and second folded over edge, a Very Fine and rare registered use to the United States.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED PAID-TO-DESTINATION COVER TO THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.

Published rates in Victoria and NSW show a 3/ registered rate to the United States, which consisted of 1/ Victoria registration, 6d Empire Rate to England, 6d British registration plus 1/ transatlantic (including USA and GB internal postage). Great Britain original credited "21/6" for 16¢ American packet, 5¢ inland and 6¢ registration fee, but updated to "5/6" as letter sent by British packet so only 5¢ inland and 6¢ registration fee credited. The 5¢ inland credit was in error

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 183, fig. 23.
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,300.00
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:51:39 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4115
Symbol:

image 1862 (Feb. 2) Junction City, Cal. to Newcastle, New South Wales. Orange cover with manuscript "Junction City. Cal. Feby 4/62" postmark and matching "Paid 29c" updated to correct "38c.", red "New York 'Paid' Mar 14 exchange backstamp and magenta "28" cent credit to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Mar. 19th to Queenstown arriving Mar. 30th, carried by P&O via Suez, P&O Bombay to Sydney, reverse with Sydney (6.13) transit and Newcastle (6.14) arrival cds; couple edge tears, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

THE ONLY RECORDED 38¢ UNITED STATES WEST-COAST RATE TO AUSTRALIA. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:52:14 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4117
Symbol:
Cat No: 7

image Australian States: Queensland, 1862 (Dec. 18) Maryborough, Queensland to San Francisco, Cal. via London. Mourning cover from the Aaron correspondence bearing Queensland, 1d deep rose (7) three singles, 1s dull violet (11) diagonal bisect and single, each tied by numeral "96" radial cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, DE 18, 1862" rimless cds, partial Brisbane (12.19) transit backstamp, red manuscript "1/3" credit to G.B. rating, carried from Sydney by P&O Bombay to Galle and Suez, P&O Pera Alexandria to Southampton, red London Paid (3.23) transit cds, closed mail via New York to San Francisco, red "San Francisco Cal, Paid, May 6" exchange arrival cds; some edge wear and partial flap, 1d stamps faulty from placement over edge, still Very Fine and exceptional use.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF A QUEENSLAND SHILLING BISECT.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE FROM QUEENSLAND TO THE UNITED STATES.

Great Britain received a 1s3d credit from Melbourne that included the ½d overpayment due to the lack of ½d stamps. The sender could have tried bisecting a 1d stamp to create an even more spectacular double bisect use.
Est. $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Est. $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 13,000.00
Sold...US$ 13,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:54:19 EST
Sold For 13000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4118
Symbol:

image 1863 (May 1) Poughkeepsie N.Y. to Brownlow Hill, New South Wales via London. Rebacked cover front with red and blue George Washington holding Flag "Death to Traitor" patriotic design bearing United States, 3¢ rose (65) and 30¢ orange (71), each tied by grid cancel and "Poughkeepsie, N.Y., May 1, 1863" cds, red "N.York Am. Pkt., Paid, May 1" exchange cds with magenta "12" cent credit to G.B., carried by HAPAG Line Hammonia from New York May 2nd to Southampton arriving May 14th, red New York Paid (5.14) transit cds, carried by P&O ships via Suez, forwarded upon arrival to Balmain with manuscript "2d" due rating, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Gabriel, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC USES TO AUSTRALIA. Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 2,100.00
Sold...US$ 2,100.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:58:16 EST
Sold For 2100

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4119
Symbol:
Cat No: 10a

image Australian States: Queensland, 1863 (Jun. 1) Maryborough, Queensland to San Francisco Cal. via London. Cover from the Aaron correspondence bearing Queensland, 1d deep rose (7), 2d blue (8) and three 6d yellow green (10a) singles, each tied by numeral "96" radial cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, JU 1, 1863" rimless cds, partial Brisbane (6.2) transit backstamp, red manuscript "1/1d" credit to G.B. rating, carried from Sydney by P&O Northam, red London Paid (8.19) transit cds, closed mail via New York to San Francisco, red "San Francisco Cal, Paid, Sep 21" exchange arrival cds; some edge wear and stamp flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE QUEENSLAND THREE-COLOR FRANKING ON COVER TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE SECOND EARLIEST RECORDED USE FROM QUEENSLAND TO THE UNITED STATES.

Note the credit of 1/1 claimed by England conforms to the 1863 rate reduction to 1/7. In July 1863, the United States transcontinental rate would be reduced from 10¢ to 3¢, lowering via England rates to west coast.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 2,900.00
Sold...US$ 2,900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:59:16 EST
Sold For 2900

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4120
Symbol:
Cat No: 42

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1863 (Sep. 21) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco, Cal. via London. Cover bearing New South Wales, 3d deep green (37), 6d violet (40) and 1s carmine (42), rich colors, each tied by oval "N.S.W." duplexed with "Sydney, SP 21, 63" cds, carried by P&O Northam via Southampton, red London Paid (11.20) transit cds and light red ms. "1/1" (26¢) credit to U.S., closed mail to San Francisco, red orange "San Francisco Cal., Paid, Dec 29, 1863" exchange arrival cds; small opening tear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A PRETTY THREE-COLOR NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKING PREPAYING THE 1/8½D RATE TO THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.

This cover is a good indication that the lowering of the 1 /8½d rate to 1/7, which officially took place from 30 June 1863 (John White's NSW Postal History book, p338), never went into effect in the Australian Colonies.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:59:37 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4122
Symbol:
Cat No: 42

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1864 (Oct. 22) Sydney, New South Wales to Westport Conn. via London. Cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue, 6d violet (40) and 1s carmine (42), all cancelled by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, OC 22 '64" cds, red crayon "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Bombay via Southampton, red London Paid (12.22) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried by Allan Line Nova Scotian from Londonderry Dec. 23rd to Portland arriving Dec. 4th, closed bag to Boston, bold "Boston AM. Pkt. '5' Jan 5" due exchange cds for 5¢ inland; reduced at left with some paper loss on reverse, Very Fine three-color franking.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED 20D RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO THE UNITED STATES.

Large Royal Mail deficits without adequate contributions by Australian Colonies led England to raise rates for a short period in 1864.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:00:35 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4123
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1864 (Nov. 9) Maryborough, Queensland to Marysville Cal. via London. Blue Aaron correspondence cover bearing Queensland, 2d blue, 1s dull violet, each tied by "96" starburst radial cancel, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, NO 9, 1864" rimless cds, red crayon "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Madras from Sydney via Southampton, red London Paid (1.19) transit cds and matching bold "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by transatlantic by American packet, closed bag to San Francisco, "San Francisco, Cal., Feb 27" arrival cds and matching bold "5" due handstamp for 5¢ inland postage, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

From July 1863 the 10¢ United States transcontinental rate was reduced to 3¢. The result was that the via Southampton rate to the west-coast became the same as the east-coast rate. This was a step back - no longer could west-coast mail be paid to destination.

San Francisco was an exchange office - mail from England was sent in closed bags so received no USA east-coast markings.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:01:19 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4125
Symbol:
Cat No: 76

image Australian States: Victoria, 1866 (Jan. 24) Yandoit, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. Blue cover bearing Victoria, two 1d green (74) singles and three 4d rose (76) singles, rich colors, tied by numeral "317" barred circles, matching "Yandoit, Victoria, JA 24, 66" rimless oval, blue Melbourne (1.25) transit backstamp, magenta "8" pence credit rating, carried by P&O Madras via Southampton, red London Paid (3.22) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., closed bag to San Francisco, "San Francisco, Cal., May 4" arrival cds and matching bold "5" due handstamp for 5¢ inland postage; some perf toning and one 1d small flaw, Very Fine, ex-Gallagher.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 5¢ United States inland postage could no longer be prepaid in Australia.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:03:05 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4127
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1867 (Dec. 21) Brisbane, Queensland to New York N.Y. Blue cover bearing Queensland, 2d blue, 1s gray, each tied by "Brisbane, Queensland, DE 21 67" duplex with starburst cancel, red crayon "8" credit to G.B., carried by P&O Geelong via Southampton, red London Paid (2.17) transit cds and matching "3/Cent" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Russia from Liverpool Feb. 22nd to New York arriving Mar. 5th, red "New York Paid All, Mar 5" exchange cds; flap missing, some perf toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

In January 1868, transatlantic rates were lowered and Australian Colonies could for the first time send all mail to the USA prepaid to destination. Accountancy still applied for the new 11d rate from Australian Colonies with the United States due a credit of 3¢.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 700.00
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:05:02 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4128
Symbol:
Cat No: 80

image Australian States: Victoria, 1868 (Mar. 2) Echuca, Victoria to McMinnville, Tenn. Blue registered cover bearing Victoria, 1d green (74), 4d rose (76) and 1s blue (80) vertical pair, all tied by two strikes of numeral "40" barred circle, matching "Echuca, Victoria, MR 2 68" rimless backstamp and "Registered" framed handstamp, blue Melbourne (3.3) transit cds and manuscript "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Bombay via Southampton, no London markings, carried by Cunard Line China from Liverpool Apr. 25th to New York arriving May 7th, partial New York "Br. Transit" exchange cds and blue crayon registry numbers; 4d small tear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE VICTORIA REGISTERED USE WITH A THREE-COLOR FRANKING TO THE UNITED STATES.

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 185-86, fig. 26.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:05:20 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4129
Symbol:
Cat No: 69

image 1868 (May 11) Washington D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales. Hogan correspondence cover bearing United States, 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), each cancelled by cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C., May 11" cds, red "New York Paid All, Br. Transit, May 12" exchange backstamp and "12" cent handstamp credit to G.B., carried by HAPAG Line Allemannia from New York May 12th to Southampton arriving May 23rd, red London Paid (5.25) transit cds, large red "5" pence credit handstamp to N.S.W., carried by P&O steamers from Southampton via Suez and Galle, Sydney (7.28) arrival backstamp; some edge wear, 10¢ corner flaw, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

The 22¢ rate from the United States to Australia is the equivalent of the 11 pence rate from the Australian Colonies.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:05:41 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4131
Symbol:

image 1869 (Jul. 27) Sonoma Cal. to Sydney, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), both with s.e., each cancelled by four-ring target, matching "Sonoma Cal., Jul 27" cds, sent overland to New York, red "New York, Paid All, Aug 5" exchange backstamp, carried by NGL Line Donau from New York Aug. 5th to Southampton arriving Aug. 15th, red London Paid (8.15) transit cds, P&O steamers from Southampton via Suez to Sydney, Oct. 29th arrival backstamp; 12¢ nick at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Long way around from California to Sydney - sent during one year period between collapse of New Zealand's Panama Line and beginning of 1870 contract mails via San Francisco.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:07:22 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4133
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1871 (May 22) Adelaide, South Australia to Marysville Kans. Legal-size blue cover bearing South Australia, 1d yellow green, 2d orange red, 4d dull violet, 3d on 4d sky blue, and 6d Prussian blue, all tied by strikes of "G.P.O. Adelaide, S.S., MY 22, 71" rimless cds, strike adjacent with red crayon "4" pence credit to G.B., carried by A.S.N. Co. Rangatira from Adelaide May 22nd to Ling George's Sound, then P&O Avoca May 27th to Galle, P&O Hindostan to Suez, P&O Poonah Alaexandria to Southampton, red London Paid (7.17) transit cds and matching "4/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Allan Line Austrian from Liverpool Jul. 20th to Quebec arriving Jul. 31st, red "Chicago Am. Pkt." exchange cds; some edge wear and small flaws, 3d small flaws and 1d s.e. at bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

A REMARKABLE FIVE-COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 16D DOUBLE-WEIGHT RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.

From August 1870 the rate to the United States was 8d per½ oz. being 6d to Britain plus 2d transatlantic. This cover was prepaid 16d for double rate up to 1 oz. The P&O contract provided for a monthly service, but without a call at South Australia - mails were generally forwarded to King Georges Sound, via Royal Mail or the Australasian Steamship Navigation Co. steamers.
Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,700.00
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:09:19 EST
Sold For 1700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4134
Symbol:

image 1873 (Dec. 18) San Francisco Cal. to Melbourne, Victoria. Cover bearing United States, 6¢ dull pink (159), 10¢ brown (161), tied by circle of wedges duplexed with "San Francisco Cal. Dec 18" cds, red "New York '12' Dec 25" credit exchange cds, carried by Inman Line City of Chester from New York Dec. 27th to Queenstown arriving Jan. 4th, red London Paid (1.5) transit cds, then P&O steamers via Suez and Galle to Melbourne, reverse with "Melbourne, MR 12, 74" arrival cds, docketed received across face, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 16¢ rate (1870-75) was equivalent to the 8d rate in the other direction - used during the 1872-73 period when no shipping company could be found for the direct mail from San Francisco.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:10:04 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4135
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1874 (Jul. 16) Adelaide, South Australia to Philadelphia, Pa. Cover with "Government House, Adelaide S.A." flap seal and bearing South Australia, Official 4d dull violet, pair overprinted "P.S." for Private Secretary, each stamp tied by "Adelaide, S.A., JY 16, 74" cds, additional strike adjacent, red crayon "2", carried by P&O via Southampton, red London Paid (9.7) transit cds and matching "2/Cents" credit handstamp, carried by Cunard Line Calabria from Liverpool Sep. 8th to New York arriving Sep. 20th, Very Fine and exceptionally rare departmental use.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED SOUTH AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENTAL OVERPRINT COVERS TO THE UNITED STATES.

Reduction of the transatlantic rate to 3d in January 1870 reduced the via Southampton rate to 8d.
Est. $4,000-6,000 (Image)

Est. $4,000-6,000

Opening US$ 5,500.00
Sold...US$ 5,500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:11:37 EST
Sold For 5500

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4136
Symbol:

image 1877 (May 19) New York N.Y. to Adelaide, South Australia. Cover bearing United States, 5¢ blue (179) and 10¢ brown (161), tied by bold "New-York, May 19" duplexes, red "New York '50' May 19" exchange credit cds for 50 centimes (10¢) to G.B., bold strike of orange red London Paid (5.30) transit cds, sent via P&O steamers via Southampton, Suez and Galle, Adelaide (7.20) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 15¢ GPU rate of July 1875 specified credits and debits be expressed in French centimes. Rate lasted until January 1880 when mails were no longer sent via Southampton (see "Via Brindisi" and "Long Sea Route" sections).
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:12:49 EST
Sold For 650
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4137
Symbol:

image 1877 (Dec. 13) Poughkeepsie N.Y. to Dunolly, Victoria. Registered cover bearing United States, 10¢ brown (161), pair and two singles, each tied by cork cancel, matching "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Dec 13" cds, New York Registered (12.13, 12.15) backstamps, sent via London with red "Registered" crown handstamp, carried by P&O steamers via Southampton, Suez and Galle, Melbourne (2.27) arrival backstamp, eventually sent to Dead Letter Office, green "D.L.B. Victoria, NO 6 '80" backstamp and marked "Dead / R" in pink ms. across face, "Officially Sealed in the Returned Letter Office, London" label affixed at right edge, United States "Dead Letter Office, Feb 5 -81" triangular backstamp, returned to sender in "Postal Service" official envelope to Poughkeepsie, docketed received Feb. 11th at left; some cover wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A REMARKABLE REGISTERED LETTER TO HOSPITAL PATIENT WHO HAD DIED AND RETURNED TO SENDER AFTER MORE THAN THREE YEARS. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 2,600.00
Sold...US$ 2,600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:13:46 EST
Sold For 2600


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