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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

France and French Colonies
Two Capes - Clipper Ship Period

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4041
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Apr. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to Newark N.J. Buff cover bearing Victoria, 6d yellow orange (17), three margins tied by "1" barred numeral oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, AP 16, 1856" rimless oval backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Frances Henty via Cape Horn to England, red London (7.17) transit backstamp and manuscript "28" cent debit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Arabia from Liverpool Jul. 19th to Boston arriving Jul. 30th, "Boston Br. Pkt. 30 Jul" exchange cds backstamp and matching "33" due handstamp for 33¢ rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This is an example of the intended 6d empire rate, but considered completely unpaid in England. This provides evidence that England did not withdraw their retaliatory rate with Victoria in November 1855.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:50:36 EST
Sold For 475

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Two Capes - Clipper Ship Period

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4042
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

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image Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Sep. 10) Sandhurst, Victoria to Philadelphia Pa. Blue double-weight folded letter bearing Victoria, 1s blue (18), four margins, tied by "4" barred numeral, matching "Sandhurst, Victoria, SE 10, 1856" rimless oval, Melbourne (9.12) transit backstamp and red "2d" packet credit handstamp to G.B., carried as endorsed by Clipper True Briton packet sailing to England, red London Paid (12.9) transit cds, carried transatlantic on Collins Line Baltic from Liverpool Dec. 10th to New York arriving Dec. 25th, closed bag to Philadelphia, clear "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. Dec 25" exchange cds and manuscript "42" cent due rating, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Great Britain received only 2d from Victoria for a double rate colonial packet.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:51:06 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4043
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Sep. 14) Sandhurst, Victoria to Philadelphia Pa. Blue folded letter bearing Victoria, 6d yellow orange (17), four full to large margins, tied by bold "4" barred numeral, matching "Sandhurst, Victoria, SE 14, 1856" rimless oval, Melbourne transit backstamp and red "1d" packet credit handstamp to G.B., carried by Clipper Red Jacket packet sailing to England, red "Australian Packet, Paid, Liverpool, DE 29, 56" cds, Liverpool (12.30) transit backstamp, carried transatlantic by Ocean Line Washington from Southampton Dec. 31 to New York arriving Jan. 20th, closed bag to Philadelphia, clear "Philadelphia Am. Pkt. Jan 21" exchange cds and matching "21" cent due handstamp; some interesting content "…You will please deliver the bag or packet of Gold Dust referred to in the receipt herewith…", Very Fine and choice use.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Great Britain received only 1d from Victoria for a single rate colonial packet.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:51:57 EST
Sold For 625

United States
Two Capes - Clipper Ship Period

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4044
Symbol:
Cat No: 17

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image Australian States: Victoria, 1857 (Jan. 15) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. Datelined folded letter bearing Victoria 6d yellow orange (17) and 6d Late Fee (I1), jumbo margins, each tied by bold "1" barred numeral, matching Melbourne (1.15) backstamp and red "1d" packet credit handstamp to G.B., carried as endorsed by Clipper Royal Charter packet sailing via Cape Horn to England, red "Australian Packet, Paid, Liverpool, AP 12 '57" cds, Liverpool (4.13) oval backstamp and matching "19/Cent" debit to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Africa from Liverpool Apr. 18th to New York arriving May 1st, New York bold "24" cent due handstamp; some edge wear, Very Fine, ex-Shenfield.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED VICTORIA TOO LATE STAMP USED TO THE UNITED STATES.

The New York "24" due handstamp is the earliest strike recorded (May 1, 1857).
Est. $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Est. $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 6,500.00
Sold...US$ 6,500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:52:36 EST
Sold For 6500

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4045
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1857 (May 16) Sydney, New South Wales to Nantucket, Mass. via New York. Blue folded cover bearing New South Wales 2d blue, 6d gray and 1s red, all cancelled by barred oval, matching "Sydney, New South Wales, MY 16, 1857" rimless backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Great Britain packet ship via Cape Horn to England, red "Paid Liverpool Ship, AU 22, 1857" tombstone and red London Paid (8.22) transits, red manuscript "8" pence and corresponding "16" cent credit to U.S., carried by Inman Line Kangaroo from Aug. 26th to New York arriving Sep. 7th, "N. York, Am. Pkt. '5' Sep 7" due exchange cds; 6d light corner crease, a Very Fine and attractive use.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

A CHOICE THREE-COLOR NEW SOUTH WALES PREPAID CLIPPER USE TO THE UNITED STATES.

From February 1857, it became possible to prepay Australian Colonies mail to the USA border. By this date E&ARM and P&O had signed mail contracts to carry Australian mail to England via Suez and Southampton. It was the end of the Two Capes Route and the clipper ship period.
Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:53:52 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4046
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

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image Australian States: Victoria, 1857 (May 20) Melbourne, Victoria to Richmond Va. via New York. Gray cover bearing Victoria 2d lilac (38), 1s blue (18), tied by old "1 V" barred oval, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, MY 20, 1857" rimless oval backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Great Britain packet ship via Cape Horn to England, unusual red "Paid, 22 AU 57, Liverpool Ship" framed handstamp and red London Paid (8.22) transits, red manuscript "8" pence and corresponding "16" cent credit to U.S., carried by Inman Line Kangaroo from Aug. 26th to New York arriving Sep. 7th, "N. York, Am. Pkt. '5' Sep 7" due exchange cds; some light toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS "ONE DAY" LIVERPOOL MARKING USED ON MAIL TO THE UNITED STATES.

This cover was carried on the same "Great Britain" sailing as the cover in the previous lot. An extra postal sorter produced this handstamp to handle the large volume of mail. The "Liverpool Ship" framed handstamp was altered with the addition of smaller "PAID" type of the same size as the "Australian Packet" handstamp.

The stamps were tied by the old "1 V" barred oval rather than the usual barred numeral "1". The old instrument was brought into use to handle the large amount of mail carried on this sailing.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 2,200.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:54:19 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4047
Symbol:

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1850 (Jul. 12) Hobart, Tasmania to San Francisco Cal. Gray folded letter datelined "Hobart Town, Can D Land, July the 12th/50" carried by private ship Rebecca Jul. 16th to San Francisco, red "San Francisco, Recd, 21 Oct" cds and matching "Ship 6" clamshell handstamp for 6¢ ship fee to port, some edge toning and wear, Very Fine and early use from Tasmania.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Sender is captain of the "Deucalian" and tells his San Francisco partners he is taking advantage of the sailing of the "Rebecca" to send a letter. He tells of his sale of the California gold and cargo he has brought from San Francisco and the status of purchase of a return cargo in Sydney. Gold would be discovered in Australia the following year.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 700.00
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:55:14 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4048
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

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image Australian States: New South Wales, 1850 (Dec.) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. via Honolulu. Light gray cover from the Aaron correspondence endorsed "Fav'd by Chas. Mackellar Esqr." by Sydney merchant, carried by British ship Louisa Baille from Sydney Dec. 11th to Honolulu arriving Feb. 12th, entered mails with perfect strike of "Honolulu, Hawaiian Is. / Feb. 26, 1851." two-line postmark and loaded in official mail bag, carried by same ship Louisa Baille from Honolulu Feb. 26th to San Francisco arriving Mar. 25th, red "San Francisco Cal., 25 Mar" cds and two matching partial "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamps, letter was advertised looking for addressee with "Adv 4" rating, forwarded four months later to foothill gold rush town of Sonora with "San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 23" postmark, manuscript "Ford 5" rating totalled to "15" cent due at right; small nick bottom right, a Very Fine use with a choice strike of the Honolulu straightline.
Estimate; $10,000 - 15,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED HONOLULU STRAIGHTLINE COVER ORIGINATING OUTSIDE OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. A REMARKABLE STRIKE AND IN OUR OPINION, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COVER BEARING THE HONOLULU STRAIGHTLINE EXISTENT.

Honolulu's straight-line postmark was manufactured by postmaster H.M. Whitney out of italic type from his print shop. Device was used from December 7, 1850 to June 14, 1851.

Illustrated and Described in Gregory's Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870, pp. 227-28, fig. 14-7.
Est. $10,000-15,000 (Image)

Est. $10,000-15,000

Opening US$ 10,000.00
Sold...US$ 10,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:56:03 EST
Sold For 10000

United States
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4049
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1850 (Dec. 16) Newcastle, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Gray folded letter datelined "Newcastle Decbr 16 - 1850" and endorsed "Per Albatross, Capt Knowles", carried as endorsed directly to San Francisco, entered mails with red "San Francisco Cal., 17 Mar" cds and matching "2" handstamp for 2¢ drop rate; some light age spots and small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Ship captains were required to turn over ship letters to the United States post office officials, but in this case Captain Knowles mailed the letter, saving the addressee 4¢.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:56:28 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4050
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1851 (Feb. 25) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Gray folded letter datelined "Sydney NSW Feb 25th 1851", carried by private ship Robert Borone to San Francisco, red "San Francisco Cal. 18 Aug" cds and black "Ship 6" clamshell handstamp for 6¢ ship letter rate to port, some interesting content "…I leave tomorrow for San Francisco with 180 passengers (wind and weather permitting), 600 tons coal & about 500 bushels barley - hope to be with you soon, after if not before the receipt of this…", fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

AN UNUSUAL USE OF A RED SAN FRANCISCO CDS AND BLACK "SHIP 6" CLAMSHELL DUE HANDSTAMP. Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:57:01 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4051
Symbol:

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1851 (Aug. 30) Hobart, Tasmania to Salem Mass. via San Francisco. Datelined folded letter carried as endorsed by Brig Pryde to San Francisco, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal., 13 Nov" cds and matching "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp with "6" obliterated by grid cancel, "12" handstamp struck for the 10¢ transcontinental rate plus 2¢ ship fee, carried by PNSC Northerner from San Francisco Nov. 15th to Panama arriving Dec. 2nd, then USMSS Philadelphia from Chagres Dec. 10th to New York, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

In a 1968 article in "Western Express", Scott Polland opined that this "6" clamshell handstamp was applied in error. We believe that it was purposely struck to satisfy postal requirements to mark ship letters with a "Ship" marking, and then the "6" rating obliterated.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:57:27 EST
Sold For 0

United States
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4052
Symbol:
Cat No: 8

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image Australian States: New South Wales, 1851 (Dec. 10) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Slight reduced cover front bearing New South Wales, 3d yellow green (8), large margins all around, creased from fold, tied by barred oval, red "Paid Shp Letter, Sydney, DE 10, 1851" rimless datestamp, carried as endorsed by ship Sophia to San Francisco, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal. 24 Mar." cds and matching "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED SYDNEY VIEW USES TO THE UNITED STATES.

The 3d Sydney View prepays the three pence private ship rate.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:58:31 EST
Sold For 2000

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4053
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1852 (Apr. 27) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. Blue folded cover with red "Paid Ship Letter, Sydney, AP 27, 1852" crown cds and red manuscript rating, carried as endorsed by Bark Jessie Byne from Sydney Apr. 27th via Honolulu to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal. 2 Aug" cds and matching "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp; horizontal fold, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:59:15 EST
Sold For 575

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4054
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1852 (Apr. 30) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston Mass. via San Francisco. Blue docketed folded cover sent out of mails by ship Lalla Rookh via Honolulu to San Francisco, brownish "Forwarded by G.B. Post & Co., San Francisco" forwarder's oval, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal., 1 Oct" cds and matching "20" due rating handstamp for double the 10¢ rate via Panama to Boston, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 725.00
Sold...US$ 725.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 18:59:59 EST
Sold For 725

France and French Colonies
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4055
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1852 (Aug. 2) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston Mass. via San Francisco. Blue folded letter sent out of mails by ship Abyssinia via Tahiti to San Francisco, sharp "Forwarded by G.B. Post & Co., San Francisco" forwarder's oval, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal., 15 Jan" cds and matching "10" due rating handstamp for 10¢ rate via Panama to Boston; small erosion spot, Very Fine, ex-Clifford.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

G.B. Post was a San Francisco forwarder of mail to and from Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. Post Street in San Francisco was named for him.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 725.00
Sold...US$ 725.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:00:33 EST
Sold For 725

United States
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4056
Symbol:
Cat No: 8

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image Australian States: New South Wales, 1852 (Dec. 29) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco Cal. via Newcastle. Datelined folded letter carried out of mails to Newcastle forwarder, red "Forwarded by Mitchell & Tully, Newcastle" framed handstamp, entered mails with New South Wales, 3d yellow green (8), four margins, tied by "55" barred numeral oval, matching "Newcastle, New S. Wales, DE * 30, 1852" crown oval, carried by private ship Salem via Kauai to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal., Jun 17" cds and matching partial "Ship 6" clamshell due handstamp; file fold creases 3d, some edge splitting with tape stains, Fine and rare.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED SYDNEY VIEW USES TO THE UNITED STATES. THE ONLY RECORDED MITCHELL & TULLY FORWARDER'S HANDSTAMP. Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:01:13 EST
Sold For 2700

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4057
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1853 (Jun. 15) Sofala, New South Wales to Mokelumne Hill Cal. Gray datelined folded letter bearing New South Wales, 1d red, 2d blue pair, tied by barred ovals for 5d ship letter from country town, reverse with partial "Sofala" origin datestamp and sharp "Ship Letter, Sydney, JU * 20, 1853" crown cds, carried by private ship via Pacific Ocean to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal., 14 Sep" cds and partial "Ship" and "7" handstamps for 5¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, sent by stagecoach to Mokelumne Hill; small edge tear and wear, 2d pair with small flaws from edge placement, a Very Fine use, ex-Robson Lowe.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

The writer had left California for the mines in Australia, his ship stopping at Polo (Samoa) where "My mate and I selected two sisters and enjoyed ourselves with them in the bush…". A good description of the mines follows with the comment "…women and provisions are cheap and plenty but rum is high…".
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:01:58 EST
Sold For 900

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via San Francisco Pre-1870

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4058
Symbol:
Cat No: 2

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image Australian States: Tasmania, 1854 (c.) Kelly's Point, Tasmania to Wolcott N.Y. Cover bearing Tasmania, 4d red orange (2), two cut to shape singles, right showing partial imprint at bottom, each tied by "67" barred numeral ovals, carried by private ship via Pacific Ocean to San Francisco, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal., 16 Dec" cds and matching "Ship" and "12" rating handstamps for 10¢ rate over 3,000 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, carried by ship via Panama to New York; light cover restoration, Very Fine appearance, ex-Kramer.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED TASMANIA COVER WITH THE NUMERAL "67" CANCELS OF KELLY'S POINT.

Illustrated in Vol. I of Tasmania handbooks as the sole example on cover of numeral 67 of Birch's Bay. Recent research by David McNamee has shown that this device was almost certainly issued to Kelly's Point. Cover remains the only example with numeral 67.
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 4,500.00
Sold...US$ 4,500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:03:38 EST
Sold For 4500

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4059
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1854 (Nov. 25) Sydney, New South Wales to Gold Springs Cal. via San Francisco. Cover with two strikes of the "Adams & Co., Sydney N.S.W." oval handstamp, endorsed "Per Adams & Co's Express", probably carried by American Bark Julia Ann from Newcastle to Honolulu arriving Mar. 15th, departing Mar. 30th for San Francisco arriving Apr. 12th, entered mails with bold "San Francisco Cal., 13 Apr" cds and matching "7" cents due for 5¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, sent via stagecoach to Gold Springs.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE ADAMS & CO. SYDNEY N.S.W. HANDSTAMP.

Adams & Co. failed in California on February 23, 1855, so the cover was mailed upon arrival in San Francisco.
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,600.00
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:04:07 EST
Sold For 1600
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4060
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

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image Australian States: New South Wales, 1856 (May 14) Sydney, New South Wales to Stockton Cal. via San Francisco. Mourning cover bearing New South Wales, 6d greenish gray, some creasing, cancelled by barred oval, matching "Sydney N.S.W., MY 14 1856" rimless backstamp, carried by private ship via Pacific Ocean, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal. 26 Aug" cds and matching "SHIP" and "5" cent due rating, stagecoach to Stockton; wear and flaws, Fine and scarce mourning cover use.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

An anomaly of the 1855 to 1861 ship letter rates was the rate to the port of entry was 6¢ and the rate to a town under 3,000 miles from port of entry was only 5¢.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:04:47 EST
Sold For 375

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