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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection continued...

Ship Mail from 1800
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
524 c Image1802, Havana, Cuba to Philadelphia via New York. Red "New-York Apr. 2" (1802) oval datestamp clearly struck with red manuscript "Sh 27" ship-letter rate (double 12-1/2c rate for 90-150 miles plus 2c ship fee) on Mar. 8, 1802 folded letter from Havana to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, scarce, ex Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

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525 c Image1803, Havana, Cuba to Portsmouth N.H. via New York. Red "New-York Jul. 27" (1803) oval datestamp clearly struck with red manuscript "Sh 42" ship-letter rate (double 20c rate for 300-500 miles plus 2c ship fee) on folded cover to Portsmouth N.H., sender's ship-name directive "p Schooner Marys, Captain Thompson", docketing indicates June 23, 1803 origin from James M. Henry (according to internet search, he was writing from Jamaica), Extremely Fine, scarce ship letter carried shortly after the outbreak of war between France and England, ex Hahn, with 2014 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

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526 c Image1807, London, England to Boston. Folded letter datelined "London 7th Jany. 1807" to Boston, sender's directive "pr Enterprise via New York" at lower left, red "New-York Mar. 9" circular datestamp and matching "SHIP" handstamp, red "36" rate, clear strike of "Daniel's Life Preserver in case of Shipwreck, Bathing & Wapping, A National Concern, Established 1806" handstamp on back, piece out of back where wax seal removed (does not affect handstamp), Very Fine and very unusual, Francis Columbine Daniel, a doctor from Wapping, invented a life preserver; on July 21, 1806, he arranged a demonstration with many people floating down the Thames wearing his preservers and engaging in all sorts of activities from playing musical instruments to loading and firing a rifle, an unusual early advertising marking (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
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527 c Image1837, Havana, Cuba to Charleston S.C. "Charleston S.C. Jul. 22" (1837) red circular datestamp on folded letter from Havana, Cuba to Charlestown Mass., manuscript "Missent & ford" and with "supposed Massachusetts" at bottom, bold strike of "HABANA" straightline handstamp, manuscript "20-3/4" rate and re-rated to "27", Very Fine, very unusual use, sent from Cuba to New York where charged 2c ship fee plus 18-3/4c for inland distance between 150 and 400 miles, this was missent to Charleston and was later re-rated to 27c, this is the only reported example of an incoming American ship letter with a Cuban straightline town marking, ex Dr. Kouri (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
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528 c Image1839, Guelph, Upper Canada to Cole-Orton, England via New York. Folded letter with dense text, cross-written in places and no dateline, "Guelph 20 May 1839" manuscript postmark, to Cole-Orton, England, red manuscript "Paid 25 Cents, Packet 12-1/2c" for freight money fee, 7p for Canadian internal postage, red "New-York May 25" circular datestamp, "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER" backstamp, manuscript "2/10" due from recipient for 2 x 8p ship fee plus 2 x 9p inland fee, Very Fine, carried on the Dramatic line's Sheridan, one of three recorded freight money covers from Guelph, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
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529 c Image1869, Dundas, Upper Canada to Kinross, Scotland via New York. Folded letter datelined May 20, 1839, red "Dundas" handstamp with manuscript "May 22/39" date at center, matching "PAID" handstamp, to Kinross, Scotland, red "New-York May 28" circular datestamp, red manuscript rates at top right including "AP 1/3" (for American Postage in currency=25c), "PP 7-1/2" (Packet Postage in currency, the 25c freight money fee) and "4-1/2" for Canadian postage, for a total fee of 2sh3p, manuscript "1/8" for postage due (incoming ship fee plus 12p inland fee to Kinross), fresh and Very Fine, carried on the Swallowtail line's George Washington, one of two recorded freight money covers from Dundas (other is same correspondence), ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
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530 c Image1839, Liverpool to Salem Mass. Part-printed folded letter datelined Aug. 30, 1839 to Salem Mass., from Baring Bros., sender's directive "pr British Queen" at upper left and carried on that steamer's second voyage to New York, red "New-York Ship Sep. 21" circular datestamp and matching "2ND DELIVERY" handstamp, manuscript "20-3/4" due (18-3/4c plus 2c ship fee), Very Fine, this was taken directly to the ship bag in London to avoid the ship letter rate, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

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531 c Image1839, Auburn N.Y. to Sheffield, England. Folded cover with red "Auburn N.Y. Oct. 11" circular datestamp and matching "PAID" handstamp, red manuscript "18-3/4" rate which includes 12-1/2c freight money fee, to Sheffield, England, manuscript "N.Y. & Packet postage paid" at top, red "New-York Oct. 14" circular datestamp, carried on the Kermit line's Sheffield, neat "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER" backstamp, "1/5" due marking for 8p incoming ship fee plus 9p inland fee to destination (straight distance is about 60 miles but post roads must have been just over 80 miles, resulting in the higher charge), small erosion spot at bottom, Very Fine, very scarce freight money use via sailing ship, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
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532 c Image1840, Utica N.Y. to Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man. Folded letter datelined July 29, red "Utica N.Y. July 31" oval datestamp with matching elaborate "PAID" in scroll, to Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man, red "18-3/4" manuscript rate reflects similar marking in pencil at lower left, sender's designation "Ship" at top left does not specify any particular routing or vessel, neat "8" pence due marking and "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER" backstamp, Very Fine and very unusual use to Isle of Man, the letter was prepaid solely for domestic postage to New York, it was left to the postmaster to determine which vessel would be best to send to this unusual destination (this also avoided sender having to pay the freight money fee), this was carried on the Blue Swallowtail line's Patrick Henry and was marked in Liverpool for the 8p due, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
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533 c Image1840, Augusta Ga. to Greenock, Scotland. Folded letter datelined "Augusta 25 August 1840", red "Charleston S.C. Aug. 27" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and two strikes of large red "25" handstamp (25c inland postage plus 25c freight money fee), to Greenock, Scotland, manuscript "President" sender's instructions, red "TOO LATE" handstamp applied in New York and sent on the Swallow Tail line's Roscoe, red "New-York Sep. 3" circular datestamp, neat "MISSENT TO GLASGOW" boxed handstamp, "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER" and Glasgow boxed datestamp on top flap, "8" pence due from recipient, light vertical file fold, Very Fine, this letter and one other mailed the same day are the only two recorded examples of the Charleston "25" marking used to denote payment of freight money fees, the other was also missent to Glasgow, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

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534 c Image1840, Liverpool to Albany N.Y. Folded letter datelined Aug. 29, 1840, large red "Ship Letter Liverpool 31 AU 1840" rimless circular datestamp, similar marking from London of Sep. 1, red "New-York Ship Sep. 17" circular datestamp, sender's directive "pr British Queen to New York" at top, red "8" credit for prepayment of outgoing ship letter fee, manuscript "14-1/2" due (12-1/2c plus 2c ship fee), fresh and Very Fine, attractive with the wide range of red markings, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction

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