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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 93

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4121
Symbol:
Cat No: 76

image Australian States: Victoria, 1864 (Apr.) Wedderburn, Victoria to Frankfort Ind. via London. Cover bearing Victoria, 1857-60 4d rose, 1861-63 6d black and 1863-67 4d rose (76), each tied by numeral "120" barred circle of Wedderburn, red Melbourne (8.25) transit backstamp and manuscript "8" pence debit to G.B., carried by P&O Bombay, red London Paid (6.23) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" credit to U.S. marked in error that is obliterated by "A92" marine sorter's mark onboard Cunard Asia, carried by Cunard Line Asia from Liverpool Jun. 25th to Boston arriving Jul. 7th, black "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' Jul 8" due exchange cds for 5¢ inland; light overall toning; 6d small flaws, Fine and scarce use from Wedderburn showing the "A92" mail sorter's oval.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:00:02 EST
Sold For 0

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4122
Symbol:
Cat No: 42

image Australian States: New South Wales, 1864 (Oct. 22) Sydney, New South Wales to Westport Conn. via London. Cover bearing New South Wales, 2d blue, 6d violet (40) and 1s carmine (42), all cancelled by "N.S.W." oval duplexed with "Sydney, OC 22 '64" cds, red crayon "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Bombay via Southampton, red London Paid (12.22) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried by Allan Line Nova Scotian from Londonderry Dec. 23rd to Portland arriving Dec. 4th, closed bag to Boston, bold "Boston AM. Pkt. '5' Jan 5" due exchange cds for 5¢ inland; reduced at left with some paper loss on reverse, Very Fine three-color franking.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

THE ONLY RECORDED 20D RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO THE UNITED STATES.

Large Royal Mail deficits without adequate contributions by Australian Colonies led England to raise rates for a short period in 1864.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:00:35 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4123
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1864 (Nov. 9) Maryborough, Queensland to Marysville Cal. via London. Blue Aaron correspondence cover bearing Queensland, 2d blue, 1s dull violet, each tied by "96" starburst radial cancel, matching "Maryborough, Queensland, NO 9, 1864" rimless cds, red crayon "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Madras from Sydney via Southampton, red London Paid (1.19) transit cds and matching bold "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by transatlantic by American packet, closed bag to San Francisco, "San Francisco, Cal., Feb 27" arrival cds and matching bold "5" due handstamp for 5¢ inland postage, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

From July 1863 the 10¢ United States transcontinental rate was reduced to 3¢. The result was that the via Southampton rate to the west-coast became the same as the east-coast rate. This was a step back - no longer could west-coast mail be paid to destination.

San Francisco was an exchange office - mail from England was sent in closed bags so received no USA east-coast markings.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:01:19 EST
Sold For 750

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4124
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1865 (Jun. 24) Wedderburn, Victoria to Frankfort Ind. Cover bearing Victoria, 2d lilac (75a), 1s blue (80) tied by numeral "12" barred oval, reverse with matching "Wedderburn, Victoria, JU 24, 1865" oval and blue Melbourne (6.26) transit cds, manuscript "8" pence credit, carried by P&O Northam, red London Paid (8.21) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Allan Line Peruvian from Liverpool Aug. 22nd to Quebec arriving Sep. 2nd, "Detroit. Am. Pkt. '5' Sep 7" exchange due cds for 5¢ inland postage; some edge toning and spots, F.-V.F. and scarce Detroit exchange use from Australia.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A Detroit, Michigan exchange office was established for mail arriving by rail from Quebec on Allan Line steamships.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:02:35 EST
Sold For 600

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4125
Symbol:
Cat No: 76

image Australian States: Victoria, 1866 (Jan. 24) Yandoit, Victoria to San Francisco Cal. Blue cover bearing Victoria, two 1d green (74) singles and three 4d rose (76) singles, rich colors, tied by numeral "317" barred circles, matching "Yandoit, Victoria, JA 24, 66" rimless oval, blue Melbourne (1.25) transit backstamp, magenta "8" pence credit rating, carried by P&O Madras via Southampton, red London Paid (3.22) transit cds and matching "16/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., closed bag to San Francisco, "San Francisco, Cal., May 4" arrival cds and matching bold "5" due handstamp for 5¢ inland postage; some perf toning and one 1d small flaw, Very Fine, ex-Gallagher.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 5¢ United States inland postage could no longer be prepaid in Australia.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:03:05 EST
Sold For 210

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4126
Symbol:
Cat No: 72

image 1866 (Oct. 2) Washington, D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales via London. Hogan correspondence cover bearing 90¢ blue (72) along with 12¢ black, 30¢ orange (69, 71), cancelled by matching segmented grids duplexed with "Washington D.C. Oct 2" cds for four-times the 33¢ British Mail rate via Southampton, endorsed "per Steamer via London", red "N.York, Br. Pkt. Paid, Oct 3" exchange cds with magenta "112/4" credit (four-times 28¢), carried by Cunard Line Java from New York Oct. 3rd to Queenstown arriving Oct. 13th, red "London, Paid, 15 OC 66" transit cds, P&O Avoca from Southampton via Suez and Galle, "Sydney New South Wales, DE 19, 1866" backstamp; flaps refolded and mended at top edge, 12¢ creased from vertical file fold, Very Fine appearance, a very fresh and attractive usage, ex-Gibson, Wunderlich, Paliafito, DuPuy, signed Ashbrook.
Estimate; $15,000 - 20,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED 90¢ 1861 COVER TO NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKED WITH ADDITIONAL 1861 ISSUE STAMPS.

One of only five 90¢ 1861 covers to New South Wales, all of which are from the Hogan correspondence.

Literature: Census listing No. 49 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.
Est. $15,000-20,000 (Image)

Est. $15,000-20,000

Opening US$ 24,000.00
Sold...US$ 24,000.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:04:30 EST
Sold For 24000

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4127
Symbol:

image Australian States: Queensland, 1867 (Dec. 21) Brisbane, Queensland to New York N.Y. Blue cover bearing Queensland, 2d blue, 1s gray, each tied by "Brisbane, Queensland, DE 21 67" duplex with starburst cancel, red crayon "8" credit to G.B., carried by P&O Geelong via Southampton, red London Paid (2.17) transit cds and matching "3/Cent" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Russia from Liverpool Feb. 22nd to New York arriving Mar. 5th, red "New York Paid All, Mar 5" exchange cds; flap missing, some perf toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

In January 1868, transatlantic rates were lowered and Australian Colonies could for the first time send all mail to the USA prepaid to destination. Accountancy still applied for the new 11d rate from Australian Colonies with the United States due a credit of 3¢.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 700.00
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:05:02 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4128
Symbol:
Cat No: 80

image Australian States: Victoria, 1868 (Mar. 2) Echuca, Victoria to McMinnville, Tenn. Blue registered cover bearing Victoria, 1d green (74), 4d rose (76) and 1s blue (80) vertical pair, all tied by two strikes of numeral "40" barred circle, matching "Echuca, Victoria, MR 2 68" rimless backstamp and "Registered" framed handstamp, blue Melbourne (3.3) transit cds and manuscript "8" pence credit to G.B., carried by P&O Bombay via Southampton, no London markings, carried by Cunard Line China from Liverpool Apr. 25th to New York arriving May 7th, partial New York "Br. Transit" exchange cds and blue crayon registry numbers; 4d small tear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE VICTORIA REGISTERED USE WITH A THREE-COLOR FRANKING TO THE UNITED STATES.

References: Illustrated and Discussed in Milgrams "Foreign Registered Mail: 1855-1875, Part Two: British" in the Chronicle May 2019, p. 185-86, fig. 26.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 900.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:05:20 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4129
Symbol:
Cat No: 69

image 1868 (May 11) Washington D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales. Hogan correspondence cover bearing United States, 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), each cancelled by cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C., May 11" cds, red "New York Paid All, Br. Transit, May 12" exchange backstamp and "12" cent handstamp credit to G.B., carried by HAPAG Line Allemannia from New York May 12th to Southampton arriving May 23rd, red London Paid (5.25) transit cds, large red "5" pence credit handstamp to N.S.W., carried by P&O steamers from Southampton via Suez and Galle, Sydney (7.28) arrival backstamp; some edge wear, 10¢ corner flaw, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

The 22¢ rate from the United States to Australia is the equivalent of the 11 pence rate from the Australian Colonies.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:05:41 EST
Sold For 0

Worldwide Stamps and Covers
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4130
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1868 (Jun. 20) Carlton, Victoria to New York N.Y. via London. Cover bearing Victoria, 1s blue (80) tied by "538" grid duplexed with "Carlton, Victoria, JN-20, 68" rimless cds, blue Melbourne (6.20) transit backstamp, magenta "5" pence credit to G.b., carried by P&O Geelong via Southampton, red London Paid (8.14) transit cds and matching "3/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Cunard Line Cuba from Liverpool Aug. 15th to New York arriving Aug. 26th, red "New York, Paid All, Aug 26" exchange cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

This cover was 1d overpaid for the 11d paid to destination rate.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:06:32 EST
Sold For 525

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4131
Symbol:

image 1869 (Jul. 27) Sonoma Cal. to Sydney, New South Wales. Cover bearing United States, 10¢ green (68) and 12¢ black (69), both with s.e., each cancelled by four-ring target, matching "Sonoma Cal., Jul 27" cds, sent overland to New York, red "New York, Paid All, Aug 5" exchange backstamp, carried by NGL Line Donau from New York Aug. 5th to Southampton arriving Aug. 15th, red London Paid (8.15) transit cds, P&O steamers from Southampton via Suez to Sydney, Oct. 29th arrival backstamp; 12¢ nick at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Long way around from California to Sydney - sent during one year period between collapse of New Zealand's Panama Line and beginning of 1870 contract mails via San Francisco.
Est. $750-1,000 (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:07:22 EST
Sold For 550

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4132
Symbol:

image Australian States: Western Australia, 1869 (Dec. 20) Albany, Western Australia to Winchendon, Mass. via London. Orange cover bearing Western Australia, 1d bister (29), 4d carmine (32) and 6d violet (33), each tied by numeral "6" barred oval, matching sharp "Albany, Western-Australia, DE20, 1869" rimless cds, red crayon "5d" credit to G.B. at top right, carried by P&O Malta via Southampton, red London Paid (2.26) transit cds and red "2" handstamp credit, carried by Cunard Line Russia from Liverpool Feb. 27th to New York arriving Mar. 11th, indistinct New York exchange cds; 6d corner crease, Very Fine and rare use, ex-Gallagher.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A BEAUTIFUL WESTERN AUSTRALIA THREE-COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 11D RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.

The January 1869 postal act reduced the credit to the United States from 3¢ to 2¢.
Est. $3,000-4,000 (Image)

Est. $3,000-4,000

Opening US$ 5,750.00
Sold...US$ 5,750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:08:38 EST
Sold For 5750

United States
Via Suez and Southampton

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4133
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1871 (May 22) Adelaide, South Australia to Marysville Kans. Legal-size blue cover bearing South Australia, 1d yellow green, 2d orange red, 4d dull violet, 3d on 4d sky blue, and 6d Prussian blue, all tied by strikes of "G.P.O. Adelaide, S.S., MY 22, 71" rimless cds, strike adjacent with red crayon "4" pence credit to G.B., carried by A.S.N. Co. Rangatira from Adelaide May 22nd to Ling George's Sound, then P&O Avoca May 27th to Galle, P&O Hindostan to Suez, P&O Poonah Alaexandria to Southampton, red London Paid (7.17) transit cds and matching "4/Cents" handstamp credit to U.S., carried by Allan Line Austrian from Liverpool Jul. 20th to Quebec arriving Jul. 31st, red "Chicago Am. Pkt." exchange cds; some edge wear and small flaws, 3d small flaws and 1d s.e. at bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,500 - 2,000.

A REMARKABLE FIVE-COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 16D DOUBLE-WEIGHT RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.

From August 1870 the rate to the United States was 8d per½ oz. being 6d to Britain plus 2d transatlantic. This cover was prepaid 16d for double rate up to 1 oz. The P&O contract provided for a monthly service, but without a call at South Australia - mails were generally forwarded to King Georges Sound, via Royal Mail or the Australasian Steamship Navigation Co. steamers.
Est. $1,500-2,000 (Image)

Est. $1,500-2,000

Opening US$ 1,700.00
Sold...US$ 1,700.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:09:19 EST
Sold For 1700

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4134
Symbol:

image 1873 (Dec. 18) San Francisco Cal. to Melbourne, Victoria. Cover bearing United States, 6¢ dull pink (159), 10¢ brown (161), tied by circle of wedges duplexed with "San Francisco Cal. Dec 18" cds, red "New York '12' Dec 25" credit exchange cds, carried by Inman Line City of Chester from New York Dec. 27th to Queenstown arriving Jan. 4th, red London Paid (1.5) transit cds, then P&O steamers via Suez and Galle to Melbourne, reverse with "Melbourne, MR 12, 74" arrival cds, docketed received across face, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 16¢ rate (1870-75) was equivalent to the 8d rate in the other direction - used during the 1872-73 period when no shipping company could be found for the direct mail from San Francisco.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:10:04 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4135
Symbol:

image Australian States: South Australia, 1874 (Jul. 16) Adelaide, South Australia to Philadelphia, Pa. Cover with "Government House, Adelaide S.A." flap seal and bearing South Australia, Official 4d dull violet, pair overprinted "P.S." for Private Secretary, each stamp tied by "Adelaide, S.A., JY 16, 74" cds, additional strike adjacent, red crayon "2", carried by P&O via Southampton, red London Paid (9.7) transit cds and matching "2/Cents" credit handstamp, carried by Cunard Line Calabria from Liverpool Sep. 8th to New York arriving Sep. 20th, Very Fine and exceptionally rare departmental use.
Estimate; $4,000 - 6,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED SOUTH AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENTAL OVERPRINT COVERS TO THE UNITED STATES.

Reduction of the transatlantic rate to 3d in January 1870 reduced the via Southampton rate to 8d.
Est. $4,000-6,000 (Image)

Est. $4,000-6,000

Opening US$ 5,500.00
Sold...US$ 5,500.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:11:37 EST
Sold For 5500

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4136
Symbol:

image 1877 (May 19) New York N.Y. to Adelaide, South Australia. Cover bearing United States, 5¢ blue (179) and 10¢ brown (161), tied by bold "New-York, May 19" duplexes, red "New York '50' May 19" exchange credit cds for 50 centimes (10¢) to G.B., bold strike of orange red London Paid (5.30) transit cds, sent via P&O steamers via Southampton, Suez and Galle, Adelaide (7.20) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 15¢ GPU rate of July 1875 specified credits and debits be expressed in French centimes. Rate lasted until January 1880 when mails were no longer sent via Southampton (see "Via Brindisi" and "Long Sea Route" sections).
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:12:49 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4137
Symbol:

image 1877 (Dec. 13) Poughkeepsie N.Y. to Dunolly, Victoria. Registered cover bearing United States, 10¢ brown (161), pair and two singles, each tied by cork cancel, matching "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Dec 13" cds, New York Registered (12.13, 12.15) backstamps, sent via London with red "Registered" crown handstamp, carried by P&O steamers via Southampton, Suez and Galle, Melbourne (2.27) arrival backstamp, eventually sent to Dead Letter Office, green "D.L.B. Victoria, NO 6 '80" backstamp and marked "Dead / R" in pink ms. across face, "Officially Sealed in the Returned Letter Office, London" label affixed at right edge, United States "Dead Letter Office, Feb 5 -81" triangular backstamp, returned to sender in "Postal Service" official envelope to Poughkeepsie, docketed received Feb. 11th at left; some cover wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

A REMARKABLE REGISTERED LETTER TO HOSPITAL PATIENT WHO HAD DIED AND RETURNED TO SENDER AFTER MORE THAN THREE YEARS. Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 2,600.00
Sold...US$ 2,600.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:13:46 EST
Sold For 2600


Via Suez and Marseilles

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4138
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Jun. 7) Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, Victoria to Duxbury, Mass. Buff cover carried out of mails to Singapore, reverse with "Singapore, Bearing" framed transit, P&O via Marseilles, red London (8.29.1851) transit backstamp and manuscript "44" debit to U.S., carried by Havre Line Franklin from Southampton Sep. 1st to New York arriving Sep. 14th, bold "New.York, Am. Packet, Sep 14" exchange cds and "65" cent due handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

French charge of 5d for ¼ ounce - USA retained 21¢ (16¢ transatlantic America Packet ship postage plus 5¢ United States internal).
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:15:20 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4139
Symbol:
Cat No: Stampless

image Australian States: Victoria, 1853 (Sep.) Spring Creek, Victoria to Philadelphia Pa. Gray folded cover with "Paid At Spring Ck." framed handstamp and magenta "5" pence rating, Melbourne (9.22) oval backstamp, carried by P&O steamers via Suez and Marseilles, red London (10.17) transit backstamp with manuscript "1/10" rating crossed out and "60" cent debit to U.S. at top right, carried by Cunard Line Africa from Dec. 17th to New York arriving Dec. 30th, "Boston Br. Pkt. Jan 3" exchange backstamp and matching "65" due handstamp; edge tear and reinforced separations, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The 65¢ collect rate was 1/5 (34¢) packet rate to England, 5d (10¢) French charge for Y4 ounce, 8d (16¢) transatlantic plus 5¢ United States internal postage.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:16:32 EST
Sold For 375
Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Via Suez and Marseilles

Sale No: 93
Lot No: 4140
Symbol:

image Australian States: Victoria, 1854 (Jan. 24) Melbourne, Victoria to Milwaukee, Wis. Light buff cover with bold "Paid, Melbourne, JA 24, 1854" rimless oval, red crayon "3" rating, carried by P&O Madras from Melbourne, London (3.29) transit backstamp, carried by Ocean Line Hermann from Southampton Mar. 29th to New York arriving Apr. 14th, black "New-York U.S. Pkt. Apr 14" exchange cds with matching "75" due handstamp; small edge tear and wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

New York's "75" has thinner numerals than Boston's "75".
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Jun-12-2020, 20:17:27 EST
Sold For 475

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