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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Long Sea Route

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4170
Cat No: 69

image Australian States: Queensland, (Long Sea Route) 1883 (Jul. 30) Brisbane, Queensland to New York N.Y. Blue cover bearing Queensland, 6d yellow green (69) tied by "70" oval starburst cancel and "Brisbane, Queensland, JY 30, 88" cds, endorsed "Via San Francisco", "Insufficiently Prepaid/For route Indicated" two-line handstamp, red crayon "2" credit rating, sent by QRM Chyebassa via Torres Strait, Batavia, Suez Canal and Gibraltar, "Plymouth Ship Letter, OC 9, 83" transit backstamp; contract steamship to New York, New York "Paid All" (10.21) exchange arrival backstamp, original contents; lower left edge flaw, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.


The five recorded examples of the Queensland "Insufficiently Prepaid/For route Indicated" two-line handstamp are known on covers to Nova Scotia, Mauritius, Great Britain and two to New York (same addressee). See "Queensland Mail to the USA via San Francisco", Forster, D., SAS/Oceania Informer, July 2012 for discussion of this cover.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:44:16 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4171

image Australian States: Victoria, 1883 (Sep. 14) Melbourne, Victoria to Brooklyn N.Y. Cover with open ends endorsed "Printed matter Only" top bearing Victoria, 6d ultra (117) tied by bold "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, SE 14, 83" cds, carried by P&O Rosetta through Suez Canal to Gravesend arriving Nov. 14th, then steamship to New York, New York "Transit" (11.26) backstamp; small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

This cover was underpaid for the 8d via Brindisi rate and sent on to Gravesend. There was no P&O 6d letter rate to the USA (or 4d to London) at this date but printed matter apparently carried with freight.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:44:51 EST
Sold For 170
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4175
Cat No: Collection

image Australian States: Victoria, 1891 (Mar. 17) Melbourne, Victoria to Stockton Me. Cover bearing Victoria, 6d pale blue (80) tied by bold "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, MR 17, 91" cds, red crayon "1½" credit, carried as endorsed by P&O Arcadia via Suez Canal, reverse with Plymouth (4.25) transit and New York "Paid All" (5.4) exchange duplex; small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The red crayon "1½" is apparently a credit when normally a "2" credit is seen.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:47:47 EST
Sold For 160

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