Sale 285



 
Lot 211



1865 (Oct. 28) Elmira, N.Y. to Kanagawa, Japan, duplex c.d.s. with cork cancel tying 90¢ blue (72) along with 1¢ blue, 5¢ brown, 10¢ yellow green (63, 76, 68) on Hall correspondence cover via Marseille and Shanghai, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Nov. 1" backstamp, traveled via Cunarder Scotia leaving New York on Nov. 1 and reaching Queenstown Nov. 10, light London transit in red, red crayon "96" credit and "2" penny, reverse with indistinct blue "Shanghae" transit and pencil Jan. 27 arrival and Feb. 11 '66 answer docketing; light edge wear, Very Fine and exceptional four-value franking; double the 53¢ British mail rate via Marseilles effective June 1863.
Estimate 50,000 - 75,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 90¢ USAGE TO JAPAN AND ONE OF THE GREATEST 1861 ISSUE COVERS.

Provenance: Ishikawa.

Francis Hall was an upstate New York bookseller who traveled in 1859 to Japan for collection of material for a book, and to serve as a correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune. Hall kept an intensive journal during this period that has been published, Japan Through American Eyes, 1859-1866. Seeing the opportunities for commerce in Yokohama, he helped found Walsh, Hall and Co., which became the leading American trading house in Japan. Mail from the United States to Japan during the 1860s is scarce with the Hall correspondence accounting for a large portion of the recorded covers.

Literature:
Census listing No. 45 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.





 
Lot 137



1862 (Sep. 3) Boston, Mass. to France, redirected to Italy, red "Boston Paid 24" c.d.s. on cover to Paris, France bearing 30¢ orange (71) tied by Boston "Paid" in grid, red Calais transit and matching large boxed "P.D.", "Paris 15 Sept. '62" receiver, redirected by the firm of John Munroe & Co. from Paris to Torino, Italy with France 40c. orange (18), four margins, tied by diamond of dots, "Torino Set. 19 '62" receiver, redirected by the firm of Freres Nigra (backstamp) to Rome with Italy 1st Issue 20c. dark blue (19) just tied by Torino datestamp, "Roma 22 Set. 62" backstamp; Very Fine and exceptional redirected cover.
Estimate 40,000 - 50,000

EXCEPTIONAL REDIRECTED COVER WITH STAMPS FROM THREE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SALE.

Expertization: 1990 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Paliafito.




 
Lot 208



1862 (Apr. 18) San Francisco to Thronjein, Norway, double-circle datestamp with San Francisco cogwheel cancellation tying 90¢ Blue (72), single with rich color, on yellow cover used with 1¢ blue (63) pair cancelled by matching cogwheel cancels, red "N. York Am. Pkt" transit c.d.s., magenta manuscript "46" credit, Aachen and Hamburg transit postmarks; minor edge wear, a fabulous and Very Fine usage; double the 46¢ Prussian closed mail rate.
Estimate 40,000 - 50,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 90¢ 1861 USAGE TO NORWAY AND ONE OF THE GREATEST COVERS OF THE PERIOD.

Expertization: 2003 P.F. Certificate and Signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Emerson, Krug, Baker, Ishikawa, Kramer.

Literature:
Census listing No. 51 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265
Illustrated, '90-Cent U.S. Stamps of the 1857, 1861, and 1869 Issues', J. David Baker, The American Philatelist, Vol. 82 No. 12, 1968, p. 1099
Illustrated, 'History of Post Communication Between the United States and Europe 1845-1875', G. Hargest, 1975, p. 93, figure 56
Illustrated, 'Letters of Gold', Jesse B. Colburn, 1986, p.137.





 
Lot 207



1865 (Oct. 6) New York to Lyon, France, red c.d.s. on large blue cover bearing 90¢ blue (72) block of four, and 30¢ orange (71) pair tied by matching geometric corks, French "Etats-Unis / Paq. Fr. H. No. 1 / Oct 6" packet receiving mark applied in New York harbor, red crayon "336/28" for credit to France of $3.36 at the 28-times rate, red boxed "PD" handstamp, French backstamps comprise partial "19 Oct 65" and Lyon datestamps; 90¢ block with natural straight edge, cover reduced at top and left, cover discolored; Fine usage; 28-times the 15¢ rate via French mail.
Estimate 30,000 - 40,000

THE HIGHEST RATED 1861 COVER TO FRANCE.

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook, 1991 P.F. Certificate.

This cover was franked with $4.20 prepaying 28-times the 15¢ French treaty rate for letters between 13.5 and 14.0 ounces. The credit to France was $3.36 for 28-times the 12¢ credit. The cover entered the mails in New York City leaving on the French Line's Ville de Paris on October 6, 1866 and arriving into Le Harve on October 19.

Literature:
Census listing No. 37 and illustrated in the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.





 
Lot 120



1865 (Dec. 15) Honolulu, Hawaii to Copenhagen, Denmark, "Honolulu U.S. Postage Paid" c.d.s. with 30¢ orange (71) and 1¢ blue (63) applied over red crayon "31" and portion of c.d.s., stamps cancelled upon arrival in San Francisco by cogwheel cancellations, matching "San Francisco Jan 4" double-circle datestamp, endorsed "Comet", red circled "10" credit handstamp, partial red "N.York Am. Pkt." transit c.d.s., blue "Aachen Franco" Feb. 14 datestamp and "WFR 1¼" backstamp, partial Danish backstamp; 1¢ with small piece out, fresh and colorful, Very Fine usage; the U.S. postage pays the 31¢ Prussian closed mail rate.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 30¢ 1861 USED ON COVER FROM HAWAII TO DENMARK.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Aall.

One of only three recorded 30¢ 1861 usages from Hawaii
1. May 18, 1865 to Saxony, Germany with single 30¢ paying the 28¢ Prussian closed mail rate plus 2¢ ship fee, Ex-Brigham, Jessup, Haas, Paliafito
2. Dec. 15, 1865 to Copenhagen, Denmark with 30¢ and 1¢ paying the 31¢ Prussian closed mail rate, Ex-Aall (the cover offered here)
3. Sep. 25, 1867 to Messr. Macondray & Co. in San Francisco with single 30¢ paying triple 10¢ steamship rate, Ex-'Honolulu Advertiser'.





 
Lot 205



1862 (Dec. 26) New York to Bordeaux, France, double-circle datestamp with matching segmented killer tying two 90¢ blue (72) singles, deep color, along with 5¢ red brown, 10¢ green (75, 68) on blue folded letter, red "New York Paid Dec 27" transit c.d.s., magenta "78" credit (13-times 6¢), indistinct red French transit and matching boxed "PD" handstamp, Paris Jan. 10 and Bordeaux Jan. 11 backstamps; missing parts of address professionally replaced affecting the French transit; still a Very Fine usage; thirteen-times the 15¢ rate via American Packet to London, thence by French mail.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Caspary, Krug.

The contents of the letter mention that the original mailing contained 25 duplicate copies of a document, explaining the high rating of thirteen times.

Literature:
Census listing No. 35 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.





 
Lot 206



1864 (Dec. 14) New Orleans, La. to Bordeaux, France, duplex c.d.s. with four-rings cancelling 90¢ blue (72) along with 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) on rebacked cover front, endorsed "by first steamer", red "New York Paid Dec 24" transit c.d.s., magenta "42" credit (7-times 6¢), red "Calais 8 Janv 1865" transit and matching boxed "PD" handstamp; 12¢ with nibbed perf and 3¢ with natural s.e., sealed cover tear at top left; Very Fine usage with attractive three-color franking; seven-times the 15¢ rate via American Packet to London, thence by French mail through Calais.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

Expertization: 1972 P.F. Certificate.

Literature:
Census listing No. 41 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.





 
Lot 210



1862 (Nov. 9) New York to Shanghae, China, datelined folded letter from the Heard correspondence bearing 90¢ blue (72) along with 24¢ brown lilac (70a) cancelled by grids, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid" c.d.s., endorsed "Pr 'Persia'" which sailed for London on Sep. 10th, red "London Paid SP 22 '62" transit, magenta "104" credit, red crayon "2", "Hong Kong NO 12 '62" backstamp; 90¢ with nat. s.e. at left, small edge mend above endorsement, Very Fine usage; 1.14¢ British mail rate via Marseilles for letters weighing over ¾ ounce but not over 1 ounce.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000

HANDSOME USAGE TO SHANGHAI FROM THE HEARD CORRESPONDENCE.

Expertization: 1956 Ashbrook Opinion, 1981 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Steinmetz.

Literature:
Census listing No. 7 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.





 
Lot 213



1866 (Oct. 2) Washington, D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales, c.d.s. with matching segmented cork cancelling 90¢ blue (72) along with 12¢ black, 30¢ orange (69, 71) on Hogan correspondence cover, endorsed "per Steamer via London", red "N.York Br. Pkt. Paid" and "London Paid 15 OC 66" transit datestamps, magenta "112/4" credit (4-times 28¢), "Sydney New South Wales 1866 DE 19" backstamp; flap refolded at top and mended at top edge, also refolded along other edges, 12¢ creased from vertical file fold, Fine, a very fresh and attractive usage; four times the 33¢ British mail rate via Southampton.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 90¢ 1861 COVER TO NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKED WITH ADDITIONAL 1861 ISSUE STAMPS.

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Gibson, Wunderlich, Paliafito.

One of only five 90¢ 1861 covers to New South Wales, all of which are from the Hogan correspondence

Literature:
Census listing No. 49 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.





 
Lot 212



1866 (Jan. 3) Washington, D.C. to Sydney, New South Wales, c.d.s. with matching quartered cork lightly tying 90¢ blue (72) on Hogan correspondence cover, endorsed "per Steamer via London & Marseilles", red "N.York Br. Pkt. Paid" and "London Paid 22 JA 66" transit datestamps, magenta "80" credit, "Sydney Ship Letter 1866 MR 20" backstamp, light vertical file fold away from stamp, scuff on reverse; Very Fine usage, 90¢ British mail rate via Marseilles for letters weighing over ¾ ounce but not over 1 ounce.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000

CHOICE SINGLE FRANKING TO NEW SOUTH WALES.

Expertization: 1998 P.S.E. Certificate.

Provenance: 'Sevenoaks'.

One of only five 90¢ 1861 covers to New South Wales, all of which are from the Hogan correspondence

Literature:
Census listing No. 48 from the Herzog and Starnes census, 'Cover Usages of the 90¢ 1861 and 1868 Issues', The Chronicle, No. 140, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 260-265.