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Stamps and Postal History


Packets/Maritime Mail Covers
 
 
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Lot 1379

Baltimore & Norfolk Boat, 3¢ (#65) fancy-cancelled with Baltimore & Norfolk Boat handstamp; on partially printed billhead addressed to Norfolk, VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1380

Cincinnati & Louisville Mail Route, 3¢ (#65) tied by Cincinnati & Louisville Mail Route handstamp; addressed to Vevay, IN, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1381

DEL & HUDSON CANAL CO., 3¢ rose (#65) target cancelled, not tied, on bill of lading folded cover addressed to Little Falls, NY; matching double-circle "RONDOUT N.Y. SEP 5 '66" town marking, plus blue double-circle "Rondout, N. Y. SEP 25 1866"; stamp with a small piece out at top center, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare use of a canal-related cover.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1382

Saturday Evening Packet Fashion (Milgram 454), 3¢ rose (#65) tied by target cancel on Oct 19, 1865, cover to New Orleans, large double-circle "VICKSBURG NATCHES & NEW ORLEANS/ SATURDAY EVENING/ PACKET FASHION" handstamp at center, a Very Fine cover, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1383

Incoming Ship Mail, 1862-69, 3¢ rose on three incoming covers, each with single franking: 1) 1863 fragile folded letter from France to Philadelphia with NY double-circle datestamp; 2) single, manuscript cancelled on 1862 cover from London to Philadelphia with black Philadelphia Br. Pkt 24 exchange mark and matching arced "3 CENTS"; 3) stamp tied by target cancel on 1869 cover from Glasgow Scotland to Salem Mass with light strike of "Boston US Notes" exchange mark and West Amesbury Mass datestamp, cover with tape stains and tear at right, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1384

LAKE CHAMPLAIN S. B., two covers, each with 3¢ rose (#65) tied by this postmark; 1) with extremely fine strike, addressed to Whitehall, NY, with second strike at left, marked "ex-Duckworth" on reverse; 2) lesser strike on cover addressed to Elizabethtown, NY, cover with edge flaws at top and some docketing covered over, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1385

"N. YORK STEAMSHIP", three covers each with straight line "DUE 7" and "N. YORK STEAMSHIP" tying the stamp to the cover; some cover and stamp flaws, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1386

Packet Joseph Pierce (Milgram 727), 3¢ rose (#65) tied by Vicksburg, Miss, Jun 7 1864 duplex postmark with circular grid killer on cover addressed to Philadelphia with blue oval handstamp (Milgram 727); cover with trival edge toning, a Fine to Very Fine cover, while the handstamp is a little blurred it is evidently difficult to find well-struck as this is the cover illustrated in Milgram's book.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1387

Packet markings, 4 covers, each franked with 3¢ 1861 (#65); 1) large oval "Ouachita River Packet IDAHOE" (Milgram 628) on cover to PA; 2) "STR. LEVIATHAN" violet corner card (Milgram 787) on irregularly opened cover with Cairo ILL postmark, addressed to PA; 3) "STEAMER MAGENTA JAN 30 1865" (Milgram 831) handstamp on cover with toned spots, addressed to OHIO, stamp tied by ILL duplex; 4) "OUACHITA RIVER PACKET MAYFLOWER" (Milgram 878) double-oval handstamp on cover with small piece out at top addressed to New Orleans; covers with small faults, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1388

Packets, 2 covers, each with 3¢ rose (#65): 1) stamp tied by blue target cancel on amber cover addressed to Australia, Miss, nice strike of matching "MEMP & VICKSBURG U.S. M. PKT JUN 29" (Towle M-6-a) at left, stamp with small corner flaw at lower left; 2) stamp tied by incomplete strike (by design) of Memphis SB/Pkt marking on amber cover addressed to Monee, ILL, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1389

Agency, North American S. S. Co. PANAMA, 3¢ rose (#65) cancelled, not tied, on corner card addressed to Brooklyn, Cal; San Francisco town marking at upper right; cover reduced at left and edge toning, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1390

"S.B. Pauline Carroll", 3¢ (#65) tied by Cairo, IL, c.d.s. with target and ship handstamps ornamented; addressed to Cayngales, NY, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1391

"PURSER" marking, 3¢ rose (65) tied by 1866 San Francisco Cal target cancel on incoming cover with large straightline "PURSER" at lower left, unusual; stamp with toned spots and cover with tear into date stamp, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1392

St. Louis & Memphis Packet Mary E. Forsyth (Milgram 857), illustrated red boxed corner card on amber cover addressed to West Andover, Ohio, franked with 3¢ (#65) tied by double-oval "MEMPHIS TENN AUG 14" postmark and target killer; cover slightly trimmed at right just into a small portion of the stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

This Packet did not use a handstamp and only exists with a corner card
.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1393

St. Louis, Cairo & New Orleans Passenger Steamer Ruth (Milgram 1228), 3¢ (#65) tied by double-circle "MEMPHIS TENN NOV 18" duplex with target killer on violet illustrated ad cover, addressed to Columbus, Ohio; cover with minor water discoloration on edges, backflap with some tears and small pieces missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1394

STEAM ACAPULCO, 3¢ rose (#65) two singles, tied San Francisco fancy cogwheel cancels on 1864 incoming cover with oval postmark at left and San Francisco duplex postmark at top right; company handstamp on reverse; cover with small edge tears at top and slightly reduced at right, stamps with small flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Blue crayon "14" at top center denotes that 14¢ was due. San Francisco typically accepted postage on an incoming cover as partial pre-payment and only charged the deficiency
.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1395

"STEAM SHIP" markings, four covers with 3¢ rose (65): 1) single tied by two "STEAM SHIP" on cover to New Haven, matching "DUE 7" at center, enclosure datelined "Steamer. Colorado, Sept 1st, 1865"; 2) faulty single tied by straightline "STEAM" on cover addresed to Unionville Center Ohio, matching "DUE 3" at center, enclosure datelined "Gun Boat 'Silver Cloud' Memphis Tenn, May 3rd/ 64", cover with toning; 3) single stamp tied by straightline "STEAM" on buff cover addressed to St. Louis; 4) single tied by Georgetown DC datestamp on cover addressed to Maine with questionable large blue-black "STEAM-SHIP" at left and matching crossed 35-star flags on backflap, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1396

STEAMBOAT, 3¢ rose (#65) tied by circle-of-carets cancel on cover to Richmond, Va, with straightline postmark, "DUE 3" in circle and "Fredericksburg Va" postmark, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1397

Steamboat covers, 3, each franked with 3¢ (#65); 1) stamp tied by blue "Baltimore Md." postmark and matching straightline "STEAMBOAT" on cover addressed to Milwaukie, WI, additional "DUE 2 Cts" at top center, cover missing portion of bottom backflap; 2) single tied by double-circle "Baltimore, MD Aug 16 '65" duplex with target killer on "NEW LINE STEAMERS" cover illustrated with small ship, addressed to Richmond, VA, cover with light toning; 3) single with natural straight edge, just tied by blue target cancel of Baltimore, Md, duplex on "Baltimore Steam Packet Co." corner card addressed to Flint, MI, with straightline "LYNN MS" postmark and "MISSENT", illustrated letterhead enclosed, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1398

Steamboat covers, six covers and one piece, mostly inland waterway markings; includes 1) single 3¢ tied by straightline "STEAM"; 2) single on cover with manuscript "S. S. Nashua"; 3) single on "E. S. Butler & Co. Steamboat Agents for Cincinnati & Memphis Packet Company" boxed corner card; and 4) piece of bill of lading for cargo carried on the North German Lloyd steamer "Bremen" with two 1¢ and one 3¢ stamp tied by blue oval illegally paying the 5¢ revenue fee, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1399

Steamboat covers, 3, each franked with 3¢ rose (#65): 1) single, target cancel, natural straight edge at right on cover to New Orleans with fancy red double-oval "STEAMBOAT BELLA DONNA" at left (Milgram 100); 2) horizontal pair of 3¢ showing the lower portion of the double-circle "FASHION" handstamp (Milgram 454), cover with some insect erosion; 3) single 3¢ tied by blue double-circle Louisville, KY, duplex with target killer on cover addressed to Athens, AL, with double-circle handstamp "ERWIN & DONAHUE STEAMBOAT AGENTS" corner card at upper left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1400

Steamboat covers, New York-related, four, each with 3¢ rose (#65); 1) single tied by four-bar open grid on orange cover addressed to San Francisco with manuscript "Steamer" at top center, without backflap; 2) single tied by straightline "STEAMBOAT" on incoming cover with "DUE 1" in circle, enclosure dated August 9, 1866, without origin; 3) single tied by large dateless "N. YORK STEAMSHIP" marking on cover addressed to Union Springs, NY, matching "DUE 7" at center, enclosure dateline "U.S.Ship Lancaster, Acapulco Bay Apr 17 '65"; 4) single tied by straightline "STEAMBOAT" on cover addressed to Old Saybrook with matching "DUE 6" at upper right, enclosure datelined "Deep River Dec 7 '64" (Deep River was in CT); covers with small faults, mostly from opening, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1401

Steamer Katahdin (Milgram 741), 3¢ (#65) tied by blue "AUG 2 1866" handstamp on orange cover addressed to Boston Mass.; stamp with small flaws.
Estimate $200 - 300

The Katahdin was a steamer that ran along the Northeast Coast, from Boston to Bangor, Maine
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Current Bid$100
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Lot 1402

US Navy ship covers, three, each tied with 3¢ rose (65), each with US Navy ship name in manuscript; 1) USS Massachusetts on cover to Sutton, Mass, with stamp tied by "Philadelphia Pa Dec 4 1865" datestamp, cover edge flaws, enclosure datelined "U. S. Steamer Massachusetts, At Sea Nov 22nd 1863"; 2) cover addressed to Conn with manuscript "U.S.S. Malvern" at upper left, stamp tied by quartered cork, matching Old Point Comfort, Va, datestamp at center, the Malvern was captured by the Union Navy and used on navigable waterways of the Confederacy; 3) "From U. S. Steamer Mercedita W. I. Squadron" on amber cover addressed to Maine, stamp (cut into by opening of cover) tied by straightline Boston, Mass, "SHIP", matching "Due 6 cts" at center, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1403

US SHIP, 3¢ rose (#65) tied by "PHILADELPHIA Pa MAR 19 1864" town marking on cover addressed to South Easton, Pa.; straightline postmark at center, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1404

US SHIP Markings, 1861 3¢ rose (65) on two covers each with different U. S. Ship marking: 1) single tied by double-circle US SHIP marking at the upper left of a cover addressed to Phoenixville Pa; 2) single, manuscript cancelled, not tied, on dark buff cover with "U. S. Ship 3 cts" postmark, addressed to Springfield Mass; minor cover flaws, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1405

West Coast steamer covers, each franked 1861 3¢ rose: 1) single tied by Portland Oregon target cancel on cover addressed to Watertown NY, manuscript "Per Steamer" at left; 2) single tied by San Francisco target cancel on salmon cover addressed to New Bedford Mass, manuscript "per Steamer 'Constitution'" at upper left; 3) single tied by San Francisco cogwheel cancel on cover addressed to Olympia, W. T. with manuscript "per Steamer/ via Portland" at upper left; 4) 1866 folded letter with two 3¢ stamps with San Francisco cogwheel cancels, addressed to NY, manuscript "Per Steamer via Panama", dateline notes that it was to be sent via the Montana, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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