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

France (including Algeria and Corsica) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1230 c Image10c Yellow (116). Bright color, tied by circle of wedges cancel, red "New York Feb. 5" (1870) circular datestamp on black-bordered mourning cover to Paris, France, sender's directive "By the Periere", red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. H. No. 1 5 Fevr 70" octagonal datestamp applied when placed on the French CGT line's Periere in New York, neat "8" decimes due handstamp, stamp with small corner crease at top right ending in miniscule tear, still a Very Fine and pretty cover, with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image)

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[Get Market Data for United States 116]

E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1231 c Image10c Yellow (116). Used with 2c Brown (113) and 3c Ultramarine (114), tied by circle of wedges cancel on importer's corner card cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 6 Oct. 14" credit datestamp, blue Calais transit datestamp also ties stamps, receiving backstamp, few minor opening tears at top do not affect stamps, Very Fine and attractive three-color franking to France, an unusual combination to pay the 15c rate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1232 c Image10c Yellow (116). Used with 2c Brown (113) and 3c Ultramarine (114), 2c s.e. at right, tied by segmented cork cancels, "Cold Spring N.Y. Jul. 30" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, New York 6c credit circular datestamp overstruck by 18c debit datestamp, neat "16" decimes due handstamp, blue Calais transit datestamp also ties 2c, receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap, 10c tiny corner perf crease at top right, minor edgewear, Very Fine and colorful use, treated as completely unpaid due to excess weight (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1233 c Image"Str. Adriatic". Manuscript ship directive on blue folded letter to Mauze, France, red "New York 3 Mar. 13" (1861) debit circular datestamp, carried as sender's directive by the Adriatic under charter for Cunard leaving New York Mar. 13, arriving Queenstown Mar. 23, Havre entry octagon, manuscript "8" decimes due, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, this was the only voyage that the S.S. Adriatic made under charter for the Cunard Line, ex Winter (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1234 c ImageFrance, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish (20; Yvert 17B). Bright color, margins to just in, tied by diamond of dots cancel, Bordeaux Sep. 8, 1860 double-circle datestamp and incorrect "3" (British Packet) credit to U.S. on blue folded cover to New York, carried on North Atlantic Steamship Co. Adriatic, red "New York Paid Sep. 24" entry circular datestamp ties stamp, red "Am. Service" octagonal handstamp, Very Fine and rare routing, the famous S.S. Adriatic (the basis for the design of the U.S. 12c 1869 Pictorial Issue) sailed under several different companies during its life and made only six voyages under the North Atlantic Steamship Line, ex Walske (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $420.00
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1235 c Image"Pr. Adriatic". Manuscript ship directive on folded letter to Cognac, France, carried on the Galway Line's maiden voyage of the Adriatic, "New York 9 Mar. 13" (1861) debit circular datestamp, carried through Southampton to the Havre packet arriving Mar. 26, various transit and arrival backstamps, lightly toned file folds, still Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1236 c Image2c Black, E. Grill (87). L-shaped block of five and single, used with 3c Red, F. Grill (94) and 12c Green (117), tied by segmented cork cancels, "New Orleans La. Aug. 28" (1869) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on White (U58) entire to Auzon, France, red "New York Paid 6" credit datestamp, red "PD" in frame and blue Calais transit, stamps have minor perfs flaws and gum soaks in grills, small part of upper right corner of cover has been expertly repaired, block lifted to lighten gum soaks and replaced

FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. USED BLOCKS OF THE 1868 2-CENT E GRILL ARE EXTREMELY RARE. THIS BLOCK OF FIVE, USED IN A FOUR-COLOR MIXED-ISSUE FRANKING, IS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING ITEMS OF THE GRILLED ISSUE.

Illustrated in Allen Black Jack book (p. 147). Ex Dr. Rorke and Zoellner. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
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1237 c Image12c Green (117). Affixed slightly overlapping 6c Ultramarine (115), tied by target cancels, "Castroville Tex. May (?)" (1870) circular datestamp, red "New York Br. Transit" backstamp and "8" cents credit datestamp on small cover to Givors, France, red London Paid transit datestamp (May 30), Calais arrival datestamp (May 31), slightly reduced at top and missing flap, still Fine and rare 1870 12c Phantom Rate use, following the expiration of the U.S.-France mail treaty on December 31, 1869, the New York postmaster was aware of and sometimes employed an unannounced fully-prepaid rate to France of 12c with 8c credit to England (published in the foreign postage tables for Algeria), the 12c rate applied only until July 1, when it was reduced to 10c, the sender of this cover may have prepaid it for the expired 15c treaty rate (3c overpayment), in any event it was sufficiently prepaid for the 12c rate, this is the only example of a 12c 1869 Issue we have encountered on such a Phantom Rate cover (they normally bear 10c or 15c stamps), with 2016 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1238 c Image12c Green (117). Rich color, tied by one of three strikes of red "New York Jul. 23" (1870) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on Buff entire (U59) to Millau, France, entered mails with "New Orleans La. Jul. 18" circular datestamp, "GB/40c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, Calais entry datestamp and "5" decimes due handstamp, Very Fine, an attractive and colorful use, overpaid for the 4c British Open Mail rate, with 2012 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $375.00
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1239 c Image12c Green (117). Light cork cancel, red "New York Jan. 4" (1870) circular datestamp on 3c Pink on White entire (U58) to Paris, France, blue "Insufficiently/Paid" two-line handstamp, blue Cherbourg entry double-circle datestamp and "16" decimes due which ties stamp, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and an unusual use, sent after the expiration of the U.S.-French treaty so the 15c fully prepaid rate no longer applied (but prepaid more than enough for double the 4c open mail rate) (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
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1240 c Image15c Brown & Blue, Ty. I (118). Tied by Rosette fancy cancel, red "New York Paid 24 May 29" credit datestamp with the "24" crossed out by blue crayon, marking struck again but this time with the proper 12c credit, on cover to Paris, France and forwarded to London, England, red boxed "PD" handstamp, red "Etats-Unis Paq. Fr. H. No. 4 29 Mai 69" octagonal datestamp applied when placed on the French CGT line's Laurent in New York, forwarding postage paid by France, 1863, 40c Pale Orange (35) tied by star of dots cancel, Paris and London circular datestamps, missing small part of top flap, 15c with tiny flaw at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A COLOFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A COVER TO FRANCE, WHICH WAS FORWARDED TO ENGLAND WITH FRENCH POSTAGE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED USES OF THE 15-CENT TYPE I WITH FORWARDING POSTAGE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY.

This was carried on the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique line’s St. Laurent, which departed New York May 29 and arrived Havre on June 9. It was then forwarded to Baring Brothers in London. The PRA Census lists four examples of Scott 118 used with stamps of another country. Three are with French stamps, forwarded to England (offered here), Switzerland and Belgium. The fourth is forwarded within Italy.

Ex Moody. With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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