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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
Transatlantic Stampless, Ship Mail

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8023
Symbol: C
Cat No: James Monroe

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image (Birmingham, England, to New York) Packet Ship [above oval] James Munroe/Liverpool/ Watkinson/Sailed Mar. 1,/1819”. Red oval handstamp (Munroe” misspelling) on front and back of folded letter to New York datelined Birmingham Feby. 15th, 1819”, arrived Apr. 9 with manuscript 6” cents due, Fine, a rare Black Ball Line vessel-named handstamp used only on this Mar. 1, 1819, voyage of the James Monroe (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:49:43 EST
Sold For 80

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8024
Symbol: C
Cat No: Freight Money

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image (Drummondville, Canada, to Edinburgh, Scotland, 1839) Freight Money Letter. Red "Drummondville U.C. 21 October 1839" double-circle datestamp with date in manuscript, matching "Paid" straightline with manuscript rates "4-1/2/ 25 Cents/ Packet 12-1/2" for Canadian and U.S. postage plus sailing ship freight money fee, on folded letter to Edinburgh, red "New-York Oct. 26" circular datestamp, "Liverpool Ship Letter" and receiving backstamp, manuscript "1/7" due rate, light "-1/2" handstamp for Scotland toll road fee, Very Fine, only two freight money covers from Drummondville are recorded (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:50:25 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8025
Symbol: C
Cat No: Freight Money

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image (Goderich, Canada, to London, England, 1840) Freight Money Letter. Red "London U.C. Dec. 2, 1840" circular datestamp on folded letter carried by favor from Goderich to London, Canada, red "Paid" straightline struck twice next to "A.p. 50 (+) Steam 50 (+) Br. 1/6 (=) 6/6" for prepaid double rates including double 25c freight money charge, backstamped with "Liverpool Ship Letter" straightline and Jan. 12, 1841 red transit, "1/4" collect, Very Fine, this is the second latest recorded freight money cover from Canada, this fee could be collected in Canada on Canadian mail to the U.K. for only two years before the Postmaster General in London ordered a cease to its collection, which was implemented on December 4, 1840 -- two days before this cover was posted at London, Upper Canada (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 110.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:50:48 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8026
Symbol: C
Cat No: Freight Money

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image (Guelph, Canada, to England, 1839) Freight Money Letter. Manuscript "Guelph 12 April 1839" postmark with matching "Single" and red "Paid 25 Cents/ Packet 12-1/2/ 7d" for U.S. and Canadian postage and sailing ship freight money fee, on folded letter to Nottingham, England, red "New-York Apl. 18" circular datestamp, carried by Dramatic Line steamer, "Liverpool Ship Letter" straightline on back, manuscript due "2/10" for double rate, Very Fine, one of only three recorded freight money covers from Guelph, ex Winter (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 130.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:51:14 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8027
Symbol: C
Cat No: Freight Money

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image (Hamilton, Canada, to Hampton, England, 1840) Freight Money Letter. "Hamilton U.C. Jun. 25" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline, manuscript "25/ 4-1/2" rates for U.S. and Canadian postage and "Great Western paid 25" for steamship freight money fee, on folded letter to "Hampton, near Exeter, Devon", red "New-York Jun. 30" circular datestamp, carried by the Great Western on its 14th voyage, clear strike of red "Bristol Ship Letter", "8" due rate, minor splits along couple folds, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Sold...US$ 180.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:51:50 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8028
Symbol: C
Cat No: Freight Money

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image (Sherbrooke, Canada, to London, 1840) Freight Money Letter, "SHIP PAID" Straightline Handstamp. Red "Lennoxville L-C" rimless handstamp with manuscript "Mar. 12, 1840" on folded cover from Sherbrooke to London, manuscript "Pd to Liverpool" and "Paid 4-1/2" in the same hand (applied at Lennoxville), red "PAID" and "SHIP PAID" straightline handstamps with "18-3/4 [+] 12-1/2 freight money fee [=] 3/1-1/2" rate computation, red "Derby Line Vt." oval handstamp with manuscript "March 13, 1840" date, "LiverpoolShip Letter" backstamp and "8" ship rate, red receiving backstamp (Apr. 23), Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce freight money cover from Canada with an extremely rare strike of the "SHIP PAID" straightline, ex Hahn (Image)

E. $ 200-300

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Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:52:16 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8029
Symbol: C
Cat No: Charleston Express Mail

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image (Havana, Cuba, to New York via Charleston S.C., 1837) Express Mail Rate. Clear strike of red Charleston S.C. Mar. 28”circular datestamp, matching SHIP” handstamp on folded letter from Cuba to New York, boldly endorsed Express Mail” across top, manuscript 77” rate including 2c ship captain’s fee and triple 25c postage for express, letter datelined Havana, Mar. 20, 1837, with duplicate of letter dated Mar. 18, tear from flap extends about halfway down address panel (but not very noticeable), otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare example of an inbound ship letter sent by 1836-39 Express from the port of arrival (Image)

E. $ 200-300

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Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:53:04 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8030
Symbol: C
Cat No: Brazos

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image BRAZOS/NOV 29. Two-line datestamp with 10” due handstamp on brown 1847 cover to Richmond Va., sender’s directive Via New Orleans” at lower left and From the Army” at top, trivial edgewear, Very Fine Mexican War use (Image)

E. $ 100-150

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Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:53:23 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8031
Symbol: C
Cat No: Liberia to Philadelphia

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image (Liberia to Philadelphia, 1860) Remarkable Abolitionist Letter. Blue cover addressed to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, neat "Baltimore Md. Mar. 5" circular datestamp with matching "SHIP" and "5" handstamps, with original enclosure datelined "Government House, Monrovia, Jan. 23rd, 1860", letter written by Stephen A. Benson, the President of Liberia, to a prominent abolitionist, the letter refers to the raid at Harper's Ferry by John Brown and also expresses the wish that Frederick Douglas will come and settle in Liberia, the letter split along fold, still Very Fine and unusual, the sender was born in Maryland in 1816 and taken to Liberia with his parents in 1822 (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:53:46 EST
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Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8032
Symbol: C
Cat No: Steam Panama

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image STEAM PANAMA. Fully struck oval handstamp over blue "Correos Guatemala Oct. 31, 1866" double-circle datestamp, red "FRANCO" framed handstamp and black numeral "1" (real) backstamp on bright buff cover to San Francisco, bold "San Francisco Cal. 10 Dec. 13" due datestamp, pencil "1077" box number, Very Fine, carried on PMSS Constitution from Panama to San Francisco (dep. Dec. 1, arr. Dec. 13), the origin in Guatemala is exceedingly unusual, ex Mayer and Walske (Image)

E. $ 200-300

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Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 10:54:18 EST
Sold For 300

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