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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Transatlantic Usages
 
 
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Lot 422
 
1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), large margins except clear at bottom left, gorgeous 1847 color and superb early impression, tied by blue grid, matching "Troy N.Y. May 2" c.d.s. on 1848 white envelope to London, England, manuscript "paid" opposite stamp and large manuscript shilling mark at left, manuscript "By Steamer Acadia/ via Boston" at lower left, red London receiving postmark on reverse; stamp with a light vertical pre-usage crease at left, still Very Fine, rare and handsome.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

THE ONLY RECORDED TRANSOCEANIC USAGE FROM TROY.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 423
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), cracked "T" variety position 69R1,ample to large margins, tied by red grid on 1848 folded letter originating in Montreal and sent to Liverpool, manuscript "per Royal Mail Stmr/ from New York" with red "U.S. Express Boston Mass. Jun. 19" c.d.s. and faint large "5" in a different red, clear black shilling handstamp, all struck at top, reverse with Liverpool receiving postmark, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Sampson, Dick, Rose.

Hand carried out of Canada this cover was placed in the mails at Boston.

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Lot 424
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to large margins except clear bottom right, tied by blue "Paid " in frame, matching "Philada. Pa. 10 cts Oct 28" c.d.s. on 1847 folded cover to London large manuscript shilling mark at center, manuscript Cambria at lower left; file fold along bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1987 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gibson, Rust, "Elite".
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Lot 425
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to huge margins, clear at bottom, tied by orange red grid, matching "Norfolk Va. Aug. 12" c.d.s. on 1847 folded letter to Dundee, Scotland, bold shilling handstamp alongside stamp, reverse with Liverpool and Dundee postmarks, in addition to "TOO LATE" in fancy frame; file folds, one passing beneath stamp but apparently not creasing it, and small hole in outer page of lettersheet at lower right, Fine, rare early transoceanic usage.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

THE EARLIEST 1847 COVER RECORDED FROM NORFOLK AND ONE OF ONLY TWO COVERS FROM HERE TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION (THE OTHER IS EXTENSIVELY REPAIRED).

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook. 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 426
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, tied by bold red 5 on 1848 folded cover to Bordeaux, France with matching second strike of rate handstamp along with "Paid" and "U.S. Express Mail N. York N.Y. May 2" c.d.s. at far right, red "Colonies &c. Art. 13" boxed handstamp and bold black Boulogne-S-Mer c.d.s., manuscript 20 decimes due, London, Paris and Bordeaux backstamps; first line of address originally struck out in pen and mostly removed, Very Fine, very rare with this numeral handstamp used with an adhesive. Illustrated in Alexander, p. 726.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Stollnitz.
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Lot 427
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins, bright color and clear impression, tied by red grid and manuscript docketing on 1850 folded letter to Paris, France, red "New Orleans La. May 11" c.d.s., clear "Colonies &c. Art. 13" accountancy handstamp, "15" decimes due mark with matching Calais postmark, British transit on back; contents bleed through, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 428
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, ample to immense margins including 6mm sheet margin at top, touching bottom right, late impression, tied by blue 7-bar open grid struck twice, matching "Trenton N.J. Apr. 29" c.d.s. on 1851 legal size buff envelope to Wurttemburg, Germany, paying double the shore to ship rate via Havre, manuscript and red crayon due markings, red Havre transit, backstamps; cover lightly cleaned, portion of back flap missing, right stamp with tiny sealed tear at bottom, Fine and very rare.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

THE ONLY RECORDED TRANSOCEANIC USAGE FROM NEW JERSEY IN THE 1847 PERIOD.

Provenance: Ishikawa, Arch.
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Lot 429
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, pre-print paper crease at top, red grid, on 1851 folded letter to Bremen with matching straightline "STEAM" and "Cincinnati O. 5 cts Jan. 2" c.d.s., manuscript route instructions at top: "pr. first steamer via Liverpool & Ostende", manuscript due markings include English "¼" and German "40" (grote), contents in German and written from Louisville, stamp with creases prior to use, Very Fine appearance, rare combination of river steamboat and transatlantic use.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Pope, Kapiloff, Rose.
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Lot 430
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), two singles, ample margins except left stamp clear at top and bottom, deep shade, tied together by indistinct blue 10 cancels, on 1849 folded letter from Charleston, S.C. to Amsterdam, Holland, light strike of blue "Wilmington & Raleigh R.R. May 12" c.d.s., stamps paid the over-300 miles rate, manuscript "p. America at New York" written along top edge, manuscript "¼" (Br.) due marking and large manuscript "100" Dutch cents at center, red italic" Engeland/ over Roterdam" struck on reverse; cover with some separations at folds and bleed through of contents, still Very Fine usage and rare.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH THIS MARKING TO HOLLAND.

Expertization: 1989 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Dick.
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Lot 431
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large to huge margins, wonderful bright color and clear impression from the reworked plate, near orange brown in intensity, tied by red grid, matching "U.S. Express Mail N. York N.Y. Jul. 23" c.d.s., on 1850 folded letter to Switzerland "p. Hibernia" contents in French, usual oily red "Colonies &c. Art. 13" accountancy handstamp, red orange Calais postmark and red manuscript "36" due, Very Fine, a beautiful and very rare usage. Illustrated in Alexander, p. 949.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000

ONE OF TWO RECORDED 1847 COVERS TO SWITZERLAND.

Provenance: Keightly, Kapiloff, "Seven Oaks".
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