Auction 22

Postal History


Foreign Mail


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Lot 43

1840's-50's, 8 stampless covers to or from Europe, including Germany, Italy and England, all imaged on the website, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Realized
$80
Lot 44

1850's, 8 stampless covers from England to Boston or vice-versa, all with interesting handstamps and transit markings, all imaged on the website, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 45

1856, stampless incoming packet cover from London to Virginia, a beautiful British Packet cover from London's Lombard Street Station to Richmond, VA, with 19¢ rate charge, Very Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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Lot 46

1858, cover from New York to Newfoundland, Russell Point NY backstamp. Unusual franking, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Realized
$65
Lot 47

1858, stampless cover from St. Louis to Calcutta, India, a lovely well traveled letter, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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$50
Lot 48

1859, stampless folded letter from St. Louis to France, marked "Paid 15" for the correct rate via French Mail, Very Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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$24
Lot 49

1865, cover from Massachusetts to Germany, via New York, lovely 2-color franking, 3 German backstamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 50

1866, cover from Maine to Argentina, via New York and London, with lovely 3-color franking to make the 45¢ rate; some cover tears, Fine, a rare destination in this period, the 30¢ is especially scarce used anywhere except to Europe.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 51

1866, cover from Vermont to England, redirected within England, with 5 British backstamps. An attractive 3-color franking and an unusual way of making the 24¢ rate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Realized
$180
Lot 52

1868-95, 5 covers to Canada, variety of frankings, all imaged on the website, Fine or better.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 53

1868, cover from New York to London, England, lovely franking, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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$100
Lot 54

1870's-80's, 13 covers to England, all with with Banknote stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Realized
$120
Lot 55

c. 1870, cover from Massachusetts to Turkey, franked with 15¢ Bank Note (152 - catalogs $350 on cover), the cover traveled via North German Union Mail (which only existed 1868-1871), backstamped German Postal Agency in Constantinople. The lot also contains a 1903 cover from Philadelphia to Constantinople at the regular 5¢ UPU rate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Realized
$140
Lot 56

1873-98, 5 postal cards to England, including a couple ad covers. Nice variety, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 57

1874-1900, 15 covers to Germany, variety of frankings including some Bank Notes, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 58

1874-1906, 2 postcards and 1 cover to the Netherlands, 1 cover to Denmark, 1 cover to Sweden, interesting variety, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $60 - 80.
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Lot 59

1874, folded letter from New York to Spain, franked with 3¢ Bank Note (136), marked "per German Mail via England", with New York forwarder's backstamp.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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Lot 60

1875, folded letter from New York to France, the 25¢ franking is quite high, Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Realized
$75
Lot 61

1878-1900, 7 covers and 2 postcards to France, 1 postcard to Luxembourg, 1 cover to Switzerland, a nice varied group, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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$75
Lot 62

1878-96, 2 covers to Scotland and 1 to Ireland, an interesting group, Fine or better.
Estimate $60 - 80.
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Lot 63

1879-1906, 2 covers to South Africa, an 1879 cover from New Hampshire to the Cape of Good Hope, via New York and London, franked with a 15¢ Bank Note; plus a 1906 cover to Natal, Fine to Very Fine, the first cover is quite scarce.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Lot 64

1880-1906, 2 covers to Austria, 1 to Hungary, uncommon destinations, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $60 - 80.
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Lot 65

c. 1880, cover from New York to Bermuda, lovely 2-color franking to make the 5¢ UPU rate; Bermuda backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Realized
$80
Lot 66

1880, cover from New York to Chile, with 3-color franking folded over the top edge to act as a seal. Note the Panama transit cancel on front (no backstamps), nearly Fine, a scarce destination in this period.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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Lot 67

1883-1903, 12 covers to England, a lovely group, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Realized
$80
Lot 68

1884-1902, 3 covers to Haiti, about Fine or better.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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Realized
$45
Lot 69

1885-94, 2 items to Jamaica, an 1894 cover and an 1885 postcard, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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Lot 70

1885, cover from Newark to "Beyrout, Syria" (then in the Turkish Empire), via London and Brindisi, Italy, with New York, London and Beyrout British P.o. backstamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Realized
$75
Lot 71

1893-97, 2 covers to East Asia (China or Japan), an 1893 post card to Japan and an 1897 cover to Amoy, China, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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$55
Lot 72

1896, cover to a ship, forwarded to London and then returned, Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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Lot 73

1897-1908, 4 covers to Latin America, 1 cover to Brazil, 1 cover to Uruguay, 1 cover to Chile, 1 postcard to Mexico, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $50 - 75.
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Realized
$36
Lot 74

1883, incoming cover from Bremen to New York, a well traveled cover with postage due paid, numerous transit markings as well as a neat label on the far right, cover was unclaimed and subsequently returned to sender, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
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Realized
$75
Lot 75

1902, cover from Nyack NY to Italy, forwarded to Switzerland, via Southampton, with New York, Florence and Swiss backstamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $40 - 60.
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Lot 76

1907, cover from New York to Rome, Italy, forwarded and returned, with Italian postage dues on front and 3 US postage dues on the reverse. The cover spent nearly a year in transit! Well traveled, to say the least, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
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