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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4201
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1882 (Dec. 16) Sydney, New South Wales to Waterbury Conn. Cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue, strip of four, each tied by Traveling P.O. circular cancels, Sydney (12.16) backstamp and purple "PAID ALL" sans-serif oval, manuscript "4" pence debit rating, carried by City of New York from Sydney to San Francisco, San Francisco (1.25) backstamp and matching "8" circular due handstamp, Waterbury (1.30) arrival backstamp; edge wear, right 2d rounded corner, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Postal Treaty provided mail paid one rate or more but overweight to be forwarded - with receiving country to keep postage payable. Note credit was given for 2d "overpayment".
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:11:57 EST
Sold For 150

United States
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4202
Symbol:

image 1883 (May 10) Chicago Ill. to Sydney, New South Wales, forwarded to Melbourne, Victoria. Legal-size cover bearing United States, 3¢ blue green (207), nine stamps and 10¢ brown (209), tied by grid cancels duplexed with "Chicago Ill., May 10" cds, San Francisco (5.16) transit backstamp, carried by City of New York transpacific, Sydney (7.7) arrival backstamp, forwarded to Melbourne paid by New South Wales, 6d Lilac (57) tied by "Sydney JY 7, 1883" cds, Melbourne (7.9) arrival backstamp; some wear, one 3¢ and 10¢ faulty, F.-V.F. and scarce mixed franking use, ex-Mercedes.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

Cover with impressive franking overpaying by 1¢ three-times 12¢ treaty rate to New South Wales, although the UPU provided for free forwarding, Australia was not yet a member and therefore this forwarded cover required additional postage. The New South Wales 6d stamp paid three-times the 2d forwarding rate.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:12:09 EST
Sold For 400

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4203
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1884 (Jan. 3) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing New South Wales, 6d lilac tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, JA 3, 74" cds, purple "PAID ALL" serif oval, carried by City of Sydney from Sydney to San Francisco, magenta red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jan 29" exchange cds; top edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Sydney "Paid All" with serifs oval marking struck in purple is recorded from November 1876 to January 1884.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 120.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:12:21 EST
Sold For 0

United States
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4204
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1885, 1891 Sydney "Paid All" uses to the United States. Two covers, 1885 (Feb. 25) Haymarket N.S.W. to Penn Yan N.Y. bearing N.S.W., 6d lilac and with purple Sydney "Paid All" sans-serif oval handstamp; 1891 (Jun. 13) Sydney N.S.W. mourning cover to Wolf Creek Oreg. bearing N.S.W., 1s maroon (82) and with large "PAID ALL" circular handstamp, later some edge wear, F.-V.F. pair.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Complete Images. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:12:33 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4205
Symbol:

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1886 (Jun. 12) Deloraine, Tasmania to Butte City, Montana. Blue cover bearing Tasmania, 2d green, 6d lilac, each tied by bold numeral "25" barred oval, matching "Deloraine, Tasmania, JU 12, 86" cds, Launceston (6.12) transit backstamp, carried by ship Alameda from Sydney Jun. 17th to San Francisco, reverse with San Francisco (7.11) transit and matching "U.S. Charge to Collect/5 Cents" due handstamp, pink Butte City (7.14) arrival backstamp and U.S., 5¢ Postage Due pencil cancelled; no bottom flap, edge nick and tear, F.-V.F. and colorful.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Sent less than 3 weeks before Tasmania's Postal Treaty with the United States became effective - Although treaty was in effect when cover arrived in San Francisco, postage due was collected.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:13:37 EST
Sold For 600

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4206
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1886 (Sep. 9) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. Cover bearing New South Wales, 6d lilac, two singles for double the 6d treaty rate, each tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, SP 9, 86" cds, purple "PAID ALL" non-serif oval, carried by Alameda from Sydney to San Francisco, magenta red "San Francisco, Paid All, Jan 29" exchange cds, reverse with red San Francisco (10.2) transit and New York (10.8) arrival cds; top edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

The Sydney "Paid All" non-serif oval marking struck in purple is recorded from July 1883 to April 1889. The ovals were sometimes applied in transit at Sydney to covers originating in other Australian Colonies.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 130.00
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:13:52 EST
Sold For 130

United States
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4207
Symbol:
Cat No: 85

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image Australian States: Queensland, 1888 (Jan. 7) Brisbane, Queensland to Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Oregon. Cover bearing Queensland, 2d gray blue (85) strip of three, tied by three strikes of "Brisbane, Queensland, JA 7" cds, framed "Deficient Postage =6/Fine =6" framed handstamp, carried from Sydney by Ship Alameda, San Francisco (2.19) transit and "U.S. Charge/To Collect, 12 cents" handstamp, reverse with Portland (2.22) arrival cds and United States, 2¢, 10¢ Postage Dues (J16, J19) tied by manuscript cancel; some toning and faults, Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

Queensland's Postal Treaty did not call for fines provided one rate was prepaid. San Francisco properly rated cover 12¢ due, all of which was retained by the United States.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 270.00
Sold...US$ 270.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:14:40 EST
Sold For 270

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4208
Symbol:

image 1888 (Jan. 31) New York N.Y. to Melbourne, Victoria. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ green (213) and 5¢ brown (205), two singles, tied by strikes of "New-York, Jan 31 '88" foreign mail duplex, red "PAID ALL" straightline, San Francisco (2.7) transit backstamp, carried by Union S.S. Co. Alameda to Sydney arriving Mar. 4th, Melbourne (3.6) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

New York red "PAID ALL" straightline applied as required per postal treaty.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:15:22 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4209
Symbol:

image 1888 (May) Kalamazoo, Mich. to Kew, Victoria. United States 2¢ red brown entire uprated with 1¢ gray blue (206), 2¢ red brown (210) and 5¢ brown (205), all tied by partial barred oval duplexed with indistinct Kalamazoo cds, sent to San Francisco, reverse with San Francisco Rec'd (5.30) cds and framed "Held for Postage" struck, purple "Returned for Postage" circular handstamp, Very Fine and scarce short paid use.
Estimate; $150 - 200. Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:16:22 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4210
Symbol:

image 1888 (Sep. 16) New York, N.Y. to Lauceston, Tasmania. U.S. 10¢ brown entire from Scott Stamp and Coin Co. bearing 4¢ green (211) and 10¢ brown (209) pair, each tied by "New York, D" oval cancels, purple "Registered, Sep 16 1888, Branch D, New York P.O." framed postmark, New York (9.15) oval backstamp and Registry Exchange label (FX-NY1a) affixed, Launceston (10.13) arrival backstamp; partial backflap, Very Fine and scarce registered use to Tasmania.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Entire was prepaid 34¢ for two-times the 12¢ treaty rate plus 10¢ registration. The United States-Tasmania Treaty provided a 10¢ registry rate from the United States that was not equivalent to the 4 pence rate from Tasmania.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:16:48 EST
Sold For 450

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4211
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1890 (Jan. 28) Pialba, Queensland to Cambridge City Ind. Cover bearing Queensland, 2d blue, 6d yellow tied by "342" barred oval, matching "Pialba, Queensland, JA 28, 90" rimless cds, reverse with Maryborough (1.29) cds and Brisbane (1.31) transit with matching "PAID/ALL" circular handstamp, "San Francisco, Paid All, Mar 15" transit backstamp; small edge tear and stain at bottom right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 180.00
Sold...US$ 180.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:17:08 EST
Sold For 180

United States
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4212
Symbol:

image 1890 (May 24) New York N.Y. to Sydney, New South Wales. Legal-size cover bearing United States, 2¢ carmine (220) and 10¢ green (226) strips of four prepaying quadruple the 12¢ treaty rate, each tied by strikes of "New York, May 24, 90" duplexes, red "PAID ALL" straightline, endorsed "Via San Francisco" and "Documents", San Francisco (5.29) backstamp, carried by ship Zealandia from San Francisco May 31st to Auckland, Sydney (6.26) arrival backstamp; cover and stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 290.00
Sold...US$ 290.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:17:42 EST
Sold For 290

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4213
Symbol:

image 1890 (Nov. 5) New York N.Y. to Adelaide, South Australia. United States 2¢ green (U311) entire uprated by non 2¢ lake (219D), 2¢ carmine (220) singles, each tied by "New York, Reg" registry oval, purple "New York, N.Y., Nov 5, 1890" framed postmark, purple San Francisco (11.10) transit backstamp and San Francisco Cal. (FX-SF1a) registry exchange label affixed, Sydney (12.15) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce carmine-lake 1890 issue franking.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This cover apparently prepaid 20¢ for 12¢ postage plus 8¢ registration, even though South Australia had no treaty with the United States until UPU the following year.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:18:17 EST
Sold For 525

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4214
Symbol:

image Great Britain, 1890 (Nov. 13) Glasgow, Scotland around-the-world to Brisbane, Queensland and Fonda N.Y. European-size cover bearing G.B., ½d, 1d, 1½d and 3d tied by "Glasgow, NO 13 '90" datestamps to Queensland where remailed with Queensland, 6d yellow green tied by "Brisbane, de 24, 90" duplex and matching "PAID/ALL" circular handstamp to New York, remailed with U.S., 1¢ dull blue (219) and 4¢ dark brown (222) cancelled by matching corks duplexed with "Fonda N.Y., Feb 23, 1891" cds back to Scotland, various backstamps, F.-V.F. and scarce around-the-world use showing the Queensland "PAID ALL" handstamp.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:18:55 EST
Sold For 425

United States
Via San Francisco Post 1870: Treaty

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4215
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1891 (Mar. 20) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. Buff cover bearing Victoria, 2½d brown red (172) tied by "Melbourne, MR 20, 91" duplex, "More to Pay" oval with ms. "7d" due rating, carried by Monowai from Sydney Mar. 23rd, San Francisco (4.17) transit backstamp and "U.S. Charge/To Collect ___ Cents" handstamp with pencil "7" cents due rating, New York (4.22) arrival backstamp; reduced at right, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $100 - 150.

According to Postal Treaty, should not have been sent on, but Victoria was anticipating the UPU rate and had already issued a 2½d stamp. Charged only the deficient postage in the United States.

The 2½ pence October 1891 UPU rate for all routes brought to an end the most interesting period of Australian Colonies-United States postal history.
Est. $100-150 (Image)

Est. $100-150

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:19:34 EST
Sold For 230

Collection Balance

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4216
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

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image 1845-1889, United States Mails to Australia. Group of 6 covers comprising 1845 privately carried letter from Sydney to Jacksonville Ill., 1867 Weaverville Cal. to Newcastle N.S.W. with 3¢ #65, 30¢ #71 at 33¢ rate; 1875 New York cover with 5¢ #179 tied by NYFM geometric to Melbourne at the 5¢ packet rate, 1876 Bristol R.I. to Melbourne with 5¢ #179 for 5¢ packet rate, 1870 c. Wells Fargo Express 3¢ entire missing stamp to Tasmania (unique use); 1889 New York NY ad cover with 2¢ #213, 10¢ #209 to Sydney and returned (additional cover partial cover affixed to front); some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Complete Images. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 675.00
Sold...US$ 675.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 21:20:32 EST
Sold For 675

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