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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Golden Age

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4081
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1854 (Mar. 6) Sydney, South Australia to South Easton, N.Y. via Callao, Peru. Buff cover bearing New South Wales, Laureate, 3d green (Sc 25) horizontal pair, margins to touched, tied by two strikes of barred oval prepaying double the 3d ship letter rate, matching "Sydney, N.S.W., MR*6, 1854" rimless backstamp, carried as endorsed by South Carolina to Callao, then by ship to Panama City, overland across the Isthmus to Aspinwall, USMSC steamship to New York where "Steam/Ship" two-line handstamp and matching "40" cent due handstamp; top edge and corner repairs, no back flap, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Had this letter found a direct opportunity sailing via Cape Horn to New York, 6¢ postage would have been due. A private ship sailing via England would have resulted in 74¢ due.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:19:02 EST
Sold For 950

United States
Golden Age

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4082
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1856 (Feb. 14) Sydney, New South Wales to Boston Mass. via Valparaiso and New York. Datelined blue folded letter carried privately on ship Cronkbane to Valparaiso, entered mails with partial "Valparaiso, MY 6, 1856" backstamp and red "Paid at Valparaiso" crown mark with red crayon "4" shilling prepaid packet rating for quadruple the 1s packet rate to Panama, railroad across Isthmus, then USMSC vessel to New York where "N.York, Steamship" circular postmark and matching "80" in circle due handstamp for quadruple the 20¢ steamship rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE USE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES TO THE UNITED STATES VIA THE BRITISH POST OFFICE AT VALPARAISO. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:19:40 EST
Sold For 850

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Golden Age

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4083
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1856 (Jun. 24) Melbourne, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. via Valparaiso, Chile. Blue folded cover bearing Victoria, 6d yellow orange, three margins, in at bottom, tied by sharp numeral "1" barred circle for 6d ship rate, matching "Melbourne, Victoria, JU 24, 1856" rimless oval backstamp, carried as endorsed by Clipper Crystal Palace to Valparaiso, then British packet to Panama, railroad across Isthmus, PMSC ship to San Francisco where "20" due rating handstamp for 20¢ steamship rate; ruling across stamp and address name excised, Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Clipper Ship "Crystal Palace" sailed from Melbourne via Lahaina to Valparaiso, then around the horn to New Bedford Mass., arriving on November 29, 1856.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 130.00
Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:20:05 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4084
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1857 (c., May) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. via Callao, Peru. Blue cover with small "Forwarded by Rogers Carrere & Co., Melbourne" oval on flap, carried as endorsed by Ship Sam'l Appleton to Callao, endorsed "Care of Alsop & Co. Callao" at bottom left crossed out, ship to Panama, railroad across Isthmus to Aspinwall, then USMSC ship to New York where "Steamship, 10 Cts" circular handstamp, readdressed to Baltimore with "New-York, Jul 13, 1857" cds and "Forwarded" straightline with ms. "3" cent due totalled to "13" cents, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED ROGERS CARRERE & CO. MELBOURNE FORWARDERS OVAL HANDSTAMP. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:20:48 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4085
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1858 (Jul. 10) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. via Panama. Mourning cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue and 1s rose vermilion (31), each canceled by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, 58 JY 10" cds, manuscript "Exceeds ½ oz." at right, carried by private ship via Panama, railroad across Isthmus, then steamship to New York where "Steamship 20" circular handstamp struck for double the 10¢ steamship rate, docketed "Recd Oct. 30. 1858" on reverse; some edge wear, Very Fine and attractive mourning cover use.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This cover was stamped for 1s2d rate via Southampton, but underpaid as exceeded ½ ounces and sent via Panama instead.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:21:19 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4086
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Sep. 20) Sandhurst, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. via Panama. Blue folded letter bearing Victoria, 1s blue (Sc 18), 1d green 'Emblems' (Sc 37), each tied by numeral "4" barred circles, matching "Sandhurst, Victoria, SE 20, 58" rimless oval, Melbourne (9.21) transit backstamp, carried by private ship direct to Panama, then by ship to San Francisco, entered mails with "San Francisco Cal., Dec 29, 1858" cds and matching "20" due handstamp for 20¢ steamship rate; edge wear and soiling, Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This cover was stamped for 1s1d rate, insufficient for either the 1s2d rate or 1s8½d rate to California. As a result, sent direct to Panama.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:21:46 EST
Sold For 425

United States
Golden Age

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4087
Symbol:
Cat No: 18

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Sep. 21) Melbourne, Victoria to Baltimore Md. via Panama and New York. Blue folded letter bearing Victoria, 1s blue, margins to touched, tied by numeral "1" barred circle, matching "Melbourne, SE-21 58" backstamp and framed "Detained for "2d" Postage" handstamp, red "G.P.O. Melbourne, Insufficiently Paid" oval handstamp, private ship to Panama, across the Isthmus by railroad, contract steamship to New York where "Steamship 10" circular due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate struck, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Letter was underpaid for the 14 pence rate via Southampton to the United States border. Since the additional 2 pence was not paid, it was sent via Panama.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:22:07 EST
Sold For 550

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Golden Age

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4088
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1860 (May 17) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. via Panama and New York. Tissue paper cover bearing Victoria, 1d yellow green, 1s blue, tied by numeral "1" barred circles, matching "Melbourne, MY 17, 60" backstamp, red "G.P.O. Melbourne, Insufficiently Paid" oval handstamp, underpaid 1d for P&O Benares via Southampton as endorsed, red manuscript "8" pence rating crossed out, sent by private ship to Panama, across Isthmus by railroad, then contract steamship to New York where "Steamship, 10" circular handstamp struck, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

This cover was underpaid 1d for the 14d rate via Southampton route, so sent across the Pacific to Panama.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:22:37 EST
Sold For 500

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
New Zealand's Panama Line

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4089
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1866 (Jul. 19) Maryborough, Queensland to Marysville Cal. Blue cover with Queensland, 2d blue, horizontal strip of three, tied by light strikes of numeral "96" starburst cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, JY 19, 66" rimless cds, Brisbane (7.21) transit backstamp, carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Rakaia departed Sep. 2nd to Panama arriving Oct. 6t, steamship to San Francisco, bold "San Francisco, Cal. Oct 26" cds and matching "10" due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Cover underpaid for routing via England, so held in Sydney for Rakaia via Panama. Queensland was not a signatory to the Panama Line contract and had a published rate of one shilling for mail via Panama (Campbell book, p307). Here 6d sufficed.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,350.00
Sold...US$ 1,350.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:23:21 EST
Sold For 1350

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4090
Symbol:
Cat No: 40

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1866 (Dec. 31) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I. via Panama and New York. Registered cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40) and 6d Registration, each tied by barred oval, red "Registered, Sydney, DE 31, 1866" oval postmark, endorsed "Via Panama" at left, carried by Panama Line Mataura via New Zealand and Rapa to Panama arriving Feb. 1st, rail across Isthmus, then contract steamship to New York, sharp "N.York, Steamship" circular backstamp and matching "Steamship 10" circular due handstamp for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced slightly at left, small stamp flaws, attractive and Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE NEW SOUTH WALES REGISTERED USE 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, fig. 25.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 675.00
Sold...US$ 675.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:24:15 EST
Sold For 675

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4091
Symbol:
Cat No: 68, 69

image 1867 (May 20) Pittsburgh Pa. to Waterloo, Victoria. Cover bearing United States 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), s.e. at right, each canceled by matching blue geometrics duplexed with "Pittsburgh Pa., May 20" cds. New York red "12" credit handstamp, carried by American steamship to Colon, railroad across Isthmus, "Panama, JU 11 67" transit cds, carried by New Zealand Line Mataura to Sydney arriving Jul. 31st, reverse with Sydney (7.1) transit and blue Melbourne (8.3) entry cds, matching "6d, More to Pay" oval handstamp, Beaufort (8.5) and Waterloo (8.6) backstamps; 10¢ corner flaw from edge placement, light stain at bottom, F.-V.F. and very early use of the "More to Pay" oval.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Mail by Panama Line to the Australian Colonies other than New South Wales was charged 6 pence upon arrival since they had not paid to be signatories on the mail contract. The "More to Pay" handstamp was introduced in 1866.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:25:00 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4092
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1867 (Aug. 2) Wahgunyah, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. Cover bearing Victoria, 2d gray lilac (75) and 1s blue (80), each tied by numeral "205" barred circle, reverse with matching partial Wahgunya (8.20.67) oval and blue Melbourne (8.22) transit cds, carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Mataura from Sydney Sep. 1st to Panama arriving Oct. 4th, then steamship to San Francisco, "San Francisco Cal. '10' Oct 25" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate; no backflap, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

Victoria was not a signatory to the Panama Line contract and had a published rate of one shilling (Palmer book, p282). Cover is paid the via Southampton 1/2 rate but was sent on New Zealand's Panama Line, saving almost a month.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:26:32 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4093
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1867 (Sep. 30) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I. Cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40), rich color, tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, SP 30, 67" cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line Kaikoura to Panama arriving Nov. 3rd, across Isthmus by railroad, then steamship from Colon to New York, "N.Y. Steamship '10' Nov 20" cds for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced at left with nicks affecting "Via Panama" endorsement, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

New York used three distinctive markings on Panama Line mail - the large circle "STEAMSHIP 10" circular handstamp, small "N.Y. Steamship 10" cds seen here and the depreciated currency "New York, 10 U.S. Notes" cds seen on the Mar. 31st 1868 use from Sydney.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:27:44 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4094
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1868 (Mar. 31) Sydney, New South Wales to Monument Mass. Yellow cover bearing New South Wales, 6d violet (40), rich color, tied by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, MR 31, 68" cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line Rakaia to Panama arriving May 4th, across Isthmus by railroad, then steamship from Colon to New York, "New York, 10 U.S. Notes, May 14" depreciated currency cds for 10¢ steamship rate; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

New York occasionally used their "10" depreciated currency marking on arriving mail with 10¢ due. These markings originated during the Civil War when gold and greenbacks had different values.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:28:35 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4095
Symbol:
Cat No: 28

image Australian States: Victoria, 1868 (Aug. 25) Melbourne, Victoria to New York N.Y. Legal-size cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (80), two singles, and 2s blue (28), three singles, all tied by strikes of "Victoria" barred oval duplexed with "Melbourne, AU 28, 68" cds, endorsed "Via Panama", carried by New Zealand's Panama Line Mataura from Sydney Sep. 2nd to Panama arriving Oct. 8th, across Isthmus and steamship to New York, New York pencil "80 Cents Due" rating; cover faulty and stained, right 2s faults, Fine and rare multiple-rate use.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

THE LARGEST RECORDED PANAMA LINE FRANKING. Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:29:23 EST
Sold For 1150

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4096
Symbol:

image 1868 (Nov. 5) Weaverville Cal. to Newcastle, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ black (93) and 10¢ green (89) pair, strong grills, each cancelled by partial oval cancel, matching "Weaverville Cal. Nov 5" cds, San Francisco magenta "12 Cents." credit handstamp, ship to Panama, "Panama, NO 28, 68" transit cds, carried by New Zealand Panama Line packet from Panama to Sydney, partial transit backstamp; no back flap, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:30:20 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4097
Symbol:
Cat No: 93, 96

image 1869 (Feb. 11) Weaverville Cal. to Newcastle, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 2¢ black (93) and two 10¢ green (96) singles, all with defects, each cancelled by partial oval cancels, matching "Weaverville Cal. Feb 11" cds, San Francisco magenta "12 Cents." credit handstamp,carried by PMSC steamship to Panama arriving Mar. 8th, then railroad across Isthmus, RMSC packet to London, red London Paid (4.13) transit cds, then P&O Ceylon via Suez, Simla to Galle, P&O Malta to Melbourne arriving Jun. 7th, Newcastle (6.10) arrival backstamp; cover with tear and professional edge restoration, Very Fine appearance, with clear 1981 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

When this cover reached Panama City it was realized it could not be sent via the Pacific because New Zealand's Panama Line was discontinued. Cover was sent via the Atlantic. Had it been sent overland from San Francisco to New York on the almost completed transcontinental railroad it would have reached Australia more than a month earlier.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:31:32 EST
Sold For 1150


Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4098
Symbol:

image 1853 (Nov. 30) New York N.Y. to Launceston, Tasmania. Orange cover with blue "Nostrand & Bach, Dr. S.P. Townsend's Sarsaparilla" flap cameo, red "New-York, Br. Pkt., Nov 30" exchange cds with pencil "45" prepaid rating and magenta "40" credit to G.B., carried transatlantic by Cunard Arabia from New York Nov. 30th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 11th, red London Paid (12.12) transit cds, P&O Ripon Jan. 4th from Southampton, P&O Chusan Feb. 18th to Melbourne, then Black Swan to Launceston, red "Ship Letter Inwards Free, 18 AP 18, 1854" framed handstamp, Launceston (4.20) arrival backstamp; flap torn and some soiling, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Starnes lists a 45¢ packet rate "Via Plymouth". This rate also applied on P&O via Southampton sailings before the 6d rate of Oct. 1854.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:32:45 EST
Sold For 375

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

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