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

Ship Mail from 1800 continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
535 c Image1840, Auburn N.Y. to London, Steamer President. Folded letter datelined at Auburn on Oct. 21 to London, England, red "Utica N.Y. Oct. 25" oval datestamp, elaborate "PAID" scroll, red "New York Oct. 26" circular datestamp, manuscript "18-3/4" rate and "8" pence due, "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER" and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, carried on the second return voyage of the President, which departed New York Nov. 2, she encountered strong gales after leaving New York and had to return to port on Nov. 9, she resumed her voyage on Nov. 11, the President was the largest ship in the world when she was commissioned in 1840 and was underpowered for her size, she was lost on her third eastbound voyage on March 11, 1841, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
536 c Image1842, British Queen, Final Voyage under Belgian Ownership, Southampton to New York. Folded letter addressed to Roxbury Mass., originated at sea on August 7, 1842 approximately 350 miles from Boston en route to Holland, sender's directive "pr Deal Pilot, from St. Dover" and posted at pilot station of Walmer, England near Dover, red "London Paid Ship Letter 9 SP 1842" crown postmark and red crayon "8" pence prepaid ship letter rate, carried on the British Queen from Southampton on Sep. 11, arriving New York Sep. 28, red "New York Ship Sep 28" circular datestamp and blue manuscript "20-3/4" (150-400 miles rate plus 2c ship fee), Very Fine, scarce use with the notation of being handled by the pilot and carried on this steamer under Belgian ownership (only three trips were made, this is the latest), ex Winter, illustrated and discussed in recent article by John Barwis on mail handled by pilots (Chronicle 260, pp. 314-315) (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

CLOSED
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537 c Image1848, Liverpool, England to City Point Va.. Folded letter with red "Paid at Liverpool Jun. 10, 1848" octagonal datestamp to City Point Va., matching "1/-" shilling handstamp, large red "12" handstamp (10c plus 2c ship fee) applied in New York, minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive, carried on the Cunarder Britannia to New York on the final voyage before the retaliatory rate period, New York ship markings appear on Cunard covers for only six months in 1848 and six weeks in early 1849 before treaty rates became effective, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

CLOSED
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538 c Imageca 1845-50, Pottsville Pa. to Hungary. Red "Pottsville Pa. Aug. 27" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps re-rated 10c in manuscript on yellow European-size cover to Trencin, Hungary, sender's directive "p Haver de Grace, Vienne l'Austriche, Pressbourg", various rates and transit markings including Havre ship-letter arrival datestamp (Sep. 25), year dates not readable, some minor wear, otherwise Fine, rare use to the Kingdom of Hungary (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
539 c Image1851, Havana, Cuba to Quebec via New York. Aug. 7, 1851 folded letter from Drake Bros. in Matanzas to Thomas Casey in Quebec, Canada, entered mails at New York with bold "New-York 10 Cts Aug. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp, "U.States" arc handstamp, "6D" in circle Canadian due handstamp, red Montreal (Aug. 26) datestamp and Quebec (Aug. 27) backstamp, slight wear and wrinkling, Fine and scarce use, identical in routing to the famous pair of matching 12c 1851 bisect covers sold in our Wagshal sale, this stampless cover is somewhat less valuable, ex Dr. Kouri (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $200.00
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540 c Image1852, New Orleans to Ghent, Belgium. Blue folded printed market report from A. & M. Heine Co. of July 9, 1852, to Ghent, Belgium, red "New Orleans La. Jul. 13" circular datestamp with matching "PAID/4" handstamp, red "2" handstamp applied in New York for credit to G.B., manuscript "1" pence debit to Belgium, red Ostend accountancy handstamp struck but not filled out, fresh and Very Fine, carried on the Collins line's Atlantic, under the 1848 treaty newspapers could be sent to the continent via England for 4c, unsealed circulars also were covered under this rate, in April 1853 the rate was reduced to 2c, this is the only recorded stampless circular sent at this rate to Belgium (one is also known with a stamp), ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

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541 c Image1852, Frankfurt, Germany to Ebenezer N.Y. Folded cover with red "Frankfurt 12 Jul. 1852" double-circle datestamp and matching "P" in circle handstamp to Ebenezer N.Y., red "53/9" at lower left for 62kr prepaid to the U.S. border, red "1/6" credit to G.B., London transit, "New-York 5cts Jul. 29" integral-rate circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, carried on the Cunarder Europa, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
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542 c Image1853, New Creek Depot Virginia to Wurttemberg, Germany. Blue folded letter datelined "Va. Hampshire County 22/11/53" and addressed to Tubingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, manuscript "From New Creek Depot Nov 22" at right, "N. York Brem. Pk. 5 Nov. 29" 5c debit datestamp, red "24/9 Kr. America Uber Bremen" handstamp, blue "33" (kr) due, an additional 2kr added for local delivery fee to destination (the town had no post office), Very Fine, carried on the W. A. Fritze & Co's. Hansa, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
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543 c Image1855, Havana, Cuba to New York. Clear strike of "N. York Steamship" dateless circular handstamp with manuscript "60" rate on folded cover from Havana to New York, docketed with Dec. 14, 1855 origin date, Very Fine, unusual multiple rate, ex Dr. Kouri (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

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544 c Image1856, New York to Bordeaux, France. Red "New-York Am. Pkt. Feb. 16" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, sender's directive "pr Quaker City" and carried on that Collins Line vessel, pencil "21" British Open Mail rate by American Packet, Calais arrival datestamp, "8" decimes due handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, Collins chartered the Quaker City for only one round trip voyage after the loss of the Pacific, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $225.00
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545 c Image1857, New York to London, England. Red "New York Am. Pkt. 3 Jun. 13" credit datestamp on cover to London, England, pencil "24" at upper right, clear strike of London receiving datestamp (Jun. 27), fresh and Very Fine, carried on the Ariel on the first trip of any Vanderbilt Line ship to carry the contract mails, their contract replaced that of the Ocean Line, which did not survive after losing the mail contract, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction

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