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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

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Two Capes - Adams Express

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4028

image Australian States: Victoria, 1852 (Sep. 8) Bendigo, Victoria to Concord N.H. Buff cover endorsed "Per Adams Express" with original letter datelined "Bendigo Australia Sept, 8 1852" with some interesting gold rush content from miner back home to his wife "…I am making my grub as the saying goes here - there are some making piles and plenty not making anything…", carried by Adams Express agent out of mails from Bendigo to Melbourne, then privately by Adams agent on Chowringee via Cape Horn, and transatlantic privately by Adams' agent on transatlantic steamship, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.


Adams Express, an American company operating expresses in the east and California, opened offices in Melbourne and Sydney during the Australian gold rush. They carried mail on the Two Capes Route, also direct via San Francisco and via Panama. They advertised in Melbourne newspapers in 1853 and the letter offered here proves Australian presence in 1852.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00

Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:36:12 EST
Sold For 525

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