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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Asia
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4101
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1854 (Nov. 17) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. Blue folded cover bearing New South Wales, 6d greenish gray, four margins, tied by barred oval, matching "Sydney, N.S.W., NO*17, 1854" rimless backstamp, large red "5" pence credit to G.B., carried as endorsed by P&O Norna to Galle direct arriving Dec. 24th, then P&O Bombay to Suez arriving Jan. 16th, camel caravan to Alexandria, then P&O Valetta Jan. 19th to Southampton, red London (2.11) transit and manuscript "12" pence debit deleted by "40" barred oval handstamp, carried by Havre Line St. Louis from Southampton Feb. 15th to New York arriving Mar. 1st, black "N.York Am. Pkt. '21' Mar 1" due exchange cds for 5¢ inland postage plus 16¢ transatlantic fee; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

This was the first sailing at the 6d Empire rate to England direct to Galle, not via Singapore. Letter was paid to England, collect transatlantic.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:37:47 EST
Sold For 525

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4102
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1855 (Jan. 26) Sydney, New South Wales to Richmond Va. Blue folded letter with "Sydney N.S.W., JA*26, 1855" rimless backstamp and manuscript "1d" debit to G.B. rating, carried as endorsed by P&O Madras to Galle, P&O Hindustan to Suez, overland to Alexandria, P&O Euxine to Southampton, red London (4.5) transit backstamp and manuscript "12" cent debit to U.S., carried by Nashville under charter for Collins Line from Liverpool Apr. 7th to New York arriving Apr. 22nd, "New-York, Am. Pkt. Apr 22" exchange cds and matching "33" cent due handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

THIS WAS THE LAST SAILING UNDER THE P&O 1853 CONTRACT. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:39:54 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4103
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1857 (Jan. 22) Sydney, New South Wales to New York N.Y. via London and New York. Blue cover bearing New South Wales, two 2d blue singles, two 1s rose vermilion singles, vibrant shades, each tied by barred ovals prepaying 2s4d for double the 1s2d rate, matching "Sydney, New South Wales, JA 22, 1857" rimless backstamp, carried as endorsed by E&ARM Oneida but broke down and returned, mail put on E&ARM European via Galle and Suez, red London Paid (5.9) transit cds, red manuscript "1/4" credit rating, carried by Cunard Line Niagara from May 9th to Boston arriving May 20th, closed back to New York where "N.York Br. Pkt. '10' May 29" due exchange cds for double the 5¢ rate, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

THE FIRST ILL-FATED EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN ROYAL MAIL CO. SAILING, AN OMEN OF BANKRUPTCY TO COME. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:41:13 EST
Sold For 2700

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4104
Symbol:
Cat No: 22

image Australian States: Victoria, 1857 (c., Apr.) Melbourne, Victoria to Waterville N.Y. via London. Gray wrapper bearing Victoria, 2d reddish brown, stone 9 (SG 22), ample to huge margins, tied by magenta "1" pence credit rating to G.B., carried as endorsed by E&ARM Columbian via Galle and Suez, red London Paid (6.12) transit cds, carried by Cunard Line Persia from Liverpool Jun. 13th to New York arriving Jun. 23rd, 2¢ due not marked on wrapper.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED VICTORIA PRINTED CIRCULAR CARRIED BY THE EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN ROYAL MAIL CO.

The 1857 rates had to be prepaid to the United States border, with 2¢ collected for delivery in the United States.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:44:00 EST
Sold For 2700

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4105
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1857 (Jun. 12) Sydney, New South Wales to Providence R.I. via London and New York. Large blue quadruple-rate cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue, 6d greenish gray, and four 1s pale red singles tied by barred oval cancels prepaying 4s8d for four-times 1s2d rate, matching "Sydney, New South Wales, JU13, 1857" rimless backstamp, carried by E&ARM contract sailing to England, red London Paid (9.5) transit cds, manuscript "2/8" 2s8d and "64" cent credit to U.S., carried by Vanderbilt Line Ariel Sep. 9th to New York arriving Sep. 23rd, "New-York, Am. Pkt., Sep 24, 1857" exchange cds with matching "20" cent due handstamp for quadruple the 5¢ inland rate; some wear and soiling, small stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

THIS IS THE LARGEST PREPAID USE UNDER THE E&ARM CONTRACT. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:44:22 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4106
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Jun. 12) Melbourne, Victoria to Boston Mass. via London and New York. Blue cover bearing Victoria 4d rose (Sc 48), two 1s blue (Sc 18) singles, tied by two strikes of numeral "1" barred circle prepaying 28d for double the 14d rate, carried as endorsed by E&ARM Australian via Suez and Southampton, red London Paid (8.14) transit cds, magenta "1/4" 1s4d and "32" cent credit to the U.S., carried transatlantic by HAPAG Line Borussia from Aug. 18th to New York arriving Aug 31st, "New-York, Am. Pkt. Aug 31" exchange cds and matching "10" in circle due handstamp for double the 5¢ inland; edge flaws and separated, missing top flap, F.-V.F. appearance.
Estimate; $500 - 750. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:44:45 EST
Sold For 0

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4107
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Aug. 16) Melbourne, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. via London. Cover bearing Victoria 3d blue, 6d yellow orange and 1s blue, each tied by numeral "1" barred circle, matching Melbourne (8.16) backstamp, carried by E&ARM Columbian to Galle arriving Sep. 14th, and Suez Oct. 3rd, across Isthmus by camel caravan to Cairo, then railroad to Alexandria Oct. 5th, Cambria to Southampton, red London Paid (10.18) transit cds and red manuscript "1/2½" credit to U.S., carried by Cunard America from Liverpool Oct. 23rd to Boston arriving Nov. 5th, then New York ship via Panama, San Francisco "Paid" straightline, Very Fine, with 2008 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

A CHOICE THREE-VALUE USE AT THE RARE 20½D AUSTRALIAN STATES RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO CALIFORNIA.

Rate tables in NSW, Victoria and Queensland show a 20½ pence via Southampton rate to California from 1857 - necessarily overpaid since no half-penny stamps were available. This rate was evidently calculated by adding the 6d Empire Rate to England to the 1/2½d paid-to-destination rate from England to the USA west-coast.

The 1/8½d rate was miscalculated - 1½d British internal postage being included in both the 6d Empire Rate to England and the 1/2½d rate from England to the west-coast. The rate was correctly lowered to 1/7d in 1863. No examples have been seen but 1/1 credits on two following pages show England observed the correction.
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 6,250.00
Sold...US$ 6,250.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:45:46 EST
Sold For 6250

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4108
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1858 (Sep. 27) Ararat, Victoria to Blackstone Mass. via London. Cover bearing Victoria 1d yellow green (Sc 37) pair, 1s blue (Sc 18), tied by two bold strikes of numeral "93" barred circles, matching sharp "Ararat, Victoria, SE-27, 58" backstamp, partial Melbourne transit backstamp and magenta "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by E&ARM Victoria to Galle where mails transferred to Oneida, red London Paid (12.21) transit cds and red manuscript "16" cent credit to U.S., carried by Inman Line City of Manchester from Liverpool Dec. 22nd to New York arriving Jan. 11th, "Boston Am. Pkt., Jan 12" exchange cds and matching bold "5" due handstamp; reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

"Victoria" arrived at Galle with 9 feet of water in her engine room and in danger of sinking. Mails were transferred to Oneida while repairs were made. E&ARM sailings were generally slow and undependable.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

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


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:47:24 EST
Sold For 1600

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4109
Symbol:
Cat No: 36

image 1858 (Oct. 23) Washington D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales via London. Blue cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) pair and 12¢ black (36), strip of three and pair, tied by strikes of partial Washington D.C. cds, red "New-York, Br. Pkt. Oct 27" exchange cds and magenta "56" cent credit to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Oct. 27th to Liverpool arriving Nov. 7th, red London Paid (11.8) transit cds, then by E&ARM Oneida via Suez and Galle, Sydney (1.23) arrival backstamp; 12¢ strip trimmed at top, pair with pulled perf and cert mentions small staining that we cannot see, Very Fine, ex-Brown, Grunin, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE 1857 ISSUE DOUBLE-WEIGHT USE TO AUSTRALIA AT DOUBLE THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON.

Mail from the United States to Australia could be prepaid to destination with no internal postal charges levied in Australia.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 2,400.00
Sold...US$ 2,400.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:47:55 EST
Sold For 2400

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4110
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1859 (Jul. 15) Maryborough, Victoria to Albron Ill. via London. Blue cover originally franked with Victoria, two 2d gray lilac singles, each tied by numeral circular grids, Maryborough (7.15) backstamp and "Detained for Postage, Maryborough" double-circle handstamp with manuscript "10d" rating on face, additional 1s blue tied by numeral circular grid and matching "Maryborough, Victoria, JY-22 59" backstamp, Melbourne (7.27) transit backstamp and red manuscript "8" pence credit, carried by P&O Salsette via Mauritius, Suez and Southampton, red London Paid (10.14) transit cds, carried transatlantic by Cunard Line Africa from Oct. 15th to New York arriving Oct. 26th, "N.York Br. Pkt. '5' Oct 26" due exchange cds; cover and stamp faults, Fine and rare detained for postage use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE MARYBOROUGH DETAINED FOR POSTAGE CIRCULAR HANDSTAMP.

When P&O service resumed in 1859 following the Crimean War, for about a year sailings went via Port Louis Mauritius rather than Galle Ceylon - then on to Suez.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:48:26 EST
Sold For 800

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4111
Symbol:
Cat No: 25

image Australian States: Victoria, 1860 (Jul. 13) New Inglewood, Victoria to Albion Ill. via London and Chicago. Blue cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (25) vertical strip of three, tied by bold numeral "296" barred circles, matching "New Inglewood, Victoria, JY-13, 60" rimless oval backstamp, red "Registered, Melbourne, JY-16, 60" rimless circle, red manuscript "1/6" credit to G.B., carried by P&O Ottawa from Melbourne Jul. 26th to Suez arriving Sep. 4th, then P&O Pera from Alexandria Sep. 5th to Southampton arriving Sep. 19th, red Registered London (9.19) transit oval and matching "Registered" crown handstamp, red manuscript "16" credit to U.S., carried by Allan Line North American from Liverpool Sep. 20th to Quebec arriving Oct. 2nd, then rail to Chicago, blue "Chicago Am. Pkt. '5' Oct 4" exchange cds for 5¢ inland due, cover and stamp faults, Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY THREE VICTORIA REGISTERED USES PREPAID 3S TO THE UNITED STATES.

This cover was not treated as registered mail in the United States, and also not treated as paid to destination since Great Britain credited only the 16¢ transatlantic fee for American packet service. Great Britain should have credited 6¢ for half the registration fee for letter to be properly handled.

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 182, fig. 22.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,050.00
Sold...US$ 1,050.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:49:55 EST
Sold For 1050

Canada
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4112
Symbol:

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1861 (Jan. 5) Bathurst, New South Wales to Rockaway, London Island N.Y. Gray cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue (36) and 6d violet (40) pair cancelled numeral radial, reverse with Bathhurst (1.5) origin cds and Sydney (1.7) transit cds, red manuscript "8" pence credit, carried by P&O Behar from Sydney, P&O via Suez to Southampton, red London Paid (3.21) transit cds and matching red "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Allan Line Nova Scotian from Liverpool Mar. 21st to Portland arriving Apr. 3rd, "Portland Me., Am. Pkt. '5' Apr 4" exchange due cds for 5¢ inland, Very Fine and scarce Portland exchange use from Australia.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

An exchange office was established at Portland, Maine for mail by Allan Line steamships.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:50:40 EST
Sold For 650

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4113
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1861 (Mar. 25) Creswick Creek, Victoria to New Bedford Mass. via Marseilles. Cover bearing Victoria, two 6d blue (30) singles, 1d yellow green and 4d rose, latter s.e., all tied by numeral "7" barred circles, Creswick (3.25) and Geelong (3.26) backstamps, red "Insufficiently Paid, Via Marseilles" double-oval, red crayon "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Jeddo via Southampton, red London Paid (5.21) transit and matching "16/Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried by HAPAG Borussia from Southampton May 22nd to New York arriving Jun. 4th, partial "N.York Am. Pkt '5' Jun 4" due exchange cds; cover wear and edge flaws, Fine and attractive three-color franking.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Cover was ¼ ounce - underpaid for the fast mail via Marseilles, so sent by sea from Alexandria through the Strait of Gibraltar to Southampton.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:51:11 EST
Sold For 625

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4114
Symbol:
Cat No: 25

image Australian States: Victoria, 1861 (Apr. 6) Castlemaine, Victoria to Boston Mass. via London. Registered cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (25) three singles, each tied by numeral barred oval, matching "Castlemaine, Victoria, AU 6, 61" rimless oval backstamp, red "Registered, Melbourne, AU 8, 61" rimless cds, red manuscript "1/6" (32¢) credit to G.B. rating, carried by P&O Northam from Melbourne Apr. 26th to Galle arriving May 15th, P&O Simla May 19th to Suez arriving Jun. 5th, and P&O Ceylon from Alexandria Jun. 6th to Southampton arriving Jun. 20th, red Registered London (6.20) oval transit and matching "Registered" crown handstamp, magenta "21/6" crossed out and updated to "5/6" credit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Persia from Liverpool Jun. 22nd to New York arriving Jul. 3rd, bold red "Boston Br. Pkt. 'Paid' Jul 3" exchange cds; some edge wear, one 1s faulty and second folded over edge, a Very Fine and rare registered use to the United States.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED PAID-TO-DESTINATION COVER TO THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.

Published rates in Victoria and NSW show a 3/ registered rate to the United States, which consisted of 1/ Victoria registration, 6d Empire Rate to England, 6d British registration plus 1/ transatlantic (including USA and GB internal postage). Great Britain original credited "21/6" for 16¢ American packet, 5¢ inland and 6¢ registration fee, but updated to "5/6" as letter sent by British packet so only 5¢ inland and 6¢ registration fee credited. The 5¢ inland credit was in error

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 183, fig. 23.
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,300.00
Sold...US$ 1,300.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:51:39 EST
Sold For 1300

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4115
Symbol:

image 1862 (Feb. 2) Junction City, Cal. to Newcastle, New South Wales. Orange cover with manuscript "Junction City. Cal. Feby 4/62" postmark and matching "Paid 29c" updated to correct "38c.", red "New York 'Paid' Mar 14 exchange backstamp and magenta "28" cent credit to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Mar. 19th to Queenstown arriving Mar. 30th, carried by P&O via Suez, P&O Bombay to Sydney, reverse with Sydney (6.13) transit and Newcastle (6.14) arrival cds; couple edge tears, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

THE ONLY RECORDED 38¢ UNITED STATES WEST-COAST RATE TO AUSTRALIA. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:52:14 EST
Sold For 375

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4116
Symbol:
Cat No: 11, 15

image Australian States: Tasmania, 1862 (Apr. 24) Launceston, Tasmania to Birds Run Oh. Mourning cover bearing Tasmania, 1d carmine (11) and 6d blue gray (15), two singles of each tied by "52" barred ovals, red "Post-Office Launceston, 24 AP 24, 1862" triangular crown postmark, carried by P&O to England, red London Paid (7.19) transit cds and pencil "8" pence rating, carried by Cunard Line Australasian from Queenstown Jul. 20th to New York arriving Jul. 30th, "N.York, Br. Pkt. '5' Jul 30" exchange due cds; couple light stains, F.-V.F. and scarce Tasmanian mourning cover use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 1,450.00
Sold...US$ 1,450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:53:23 EST
Sold For 1450

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4117
Symbol:
Cat No: 7

image Australian States: Queensland, 1862 (Dec. 18) Maryborough, Queensland to San Francisco, Cal. via London. Mourning cover from the Aaron correspondence bearing Queensland, 1d deep rose (7) three singles, 1s dull violet (11) diagonal bisect and single, each tied by numeral "96" radial cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, DE 18, 1862" rimless cds, partial Brisbane (12.19) transit backstamp, red manuscript "1/3" credit to G.B. rating, carried from Sydney by P&O Bombay to Galle and Suez, P&O Pera Alexandria to Southampton, red London Paid (3.23) transit cds, closed mail via New York to San Francisco, red "San Francisco Cal, Paid, May 6" exchange arrival cds; some edge wear and partial flap, 1d stamps faulty from placement over edge, still Very Fine and exceptional use.
Estimate; $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF A QUEENSLAND SHILLING BISECT.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE FROM QUEENSLAND TO THE UNITED STATES.

Great Britain received a 1s3d credit from Melbourne that included the ½d overpayment due to the lack of ½d stamps. The sender could have tried bisecting a 1d stamp to create an even more spectacular double bisect use.
Est. $5,000-7,500 (Image)

Est. $5,000-7,500

Opening US$ 13,000.00
Sold...US$ 13,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:54:19 EST
Sold For 13000

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4118
Symbol:

image 1863 (May 1) Poughkeepsie N.Y. to Brownlow Hill, New South Wales via London. Rebacked cover front with red and blue George Washington holding Flag "Death to Traitor" patriotic design bearing United States, 3¢ rose (65) and 30¢ orange (71), each tied by grid cancel and "Poughkeepsie, N.Y., May 1, 1863" cds, red "N.York Am. Pkt., Paid, May 1" exchange cds with magenta "12" cent credit to G.B., carried by HAPAG Line Hammonia from New York May 2nd to Southampton arriving May 14th, red New York Paid (5.14) transit cds, carried by P&O ships via Suez, forwarded upon arrival to Balmain with manuscript "2d" due rating, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Gabriel, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC USES TO AUSTRALIA. Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 2,100.00
Sold...US$ 2,100.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:58:16 EST
Sold For 2100

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4119
Symbol:
Cat No: 10a

image Australian States: Queensland, 1863 (Jun. 1) Maryborough, Queensland to San Francisco Cal. via London. Cover from the Aaron correspondence bearing Queensland, 1d deep rose (7), 2d blue (8) and three 6d yellow green (10a) singles, each tied by numeral "96" radial cancels, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, JU 1, 1863" rimless cds, partial Brisbane (6.2) transit backstamp, red manuscript "1/1d" credit to G.B. rating, carried from Sydney by P&O Northam, red London Paid (8.19) transit cds, closed mail via New York to San Francisco, red "San Francisco Cal, Paid, Sep 21" exchange arrival cds; some edge wear and stamp flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

AN ATTRACTIVE QUEENSLAND THREE-COLOR FRANKING ON COVER TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE SECOND EARLIEST RECORDED USE FROM QUEENSLAND TO THE UNITED STATES.

Note the credit of 1/1 claimed by England conforms to the 1863 rate reduction to 1/7. In July 1863, the United States transcontinental rate would be reduced from 10¢ to 3¢, lowering via England rates to west coast.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 2,900.00
Sold...US$ 2,900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:59:16 EST
Sold For 2900
Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4120
Symbol:
Cat No: 42

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1863 (Sep. 21) Sydney, New South Wales to San Francisco, Cal. via London. Cover bearing New South Wales, 3d deep green (37), 6d violet (40) and 1s carmine (42), rich colors, each tied by oval "N.S.W." duplexed with "Sydney, SP 21, 63" cds, carried by P&O Northam via Southampton, red London Paid (11.20) transit cds and light red ms. "1/1" (26¢) credit to U.S., closed mail to San Francisco, red orange "San Francisco Cal., Paid, Dec 29, 1863" exchange arrival cds; small opening tear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A PRETTY THREE-COLOR NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKING PREPAYING THE 1/8½D RATE TO THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.

This cover is a good indication that the lowering of the 1 /8½d rate to 1/7, which officially took place from 30 June 1863 (John White's NSW Postal History book, p338), never went into effect in the Australian Colonies.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 800.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 19:59:37 EST
Sold For 0

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