Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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  • Lot# : 93 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1849 Cover Bünde (Westphalia) to Baltimore, Folded letter endorsed «via Bremen / frei» and with BÜNDE / 11.7 two-line dated handstamp in black, carried on Ocean Line steamer «Hermann», ms. «29» (cents) paid plus framed «PAID ALL» in magenta (extremely rare so fine - Van der Linden fig. 2125), the letter opens well for display to show «ST. P.A. / BREMEN 12.7» transit date stamp on reverse, a Fine and scarce use
    Provenance: Arthur Salm (May 1992), lot 163.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 94 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1853 Cover New Orleans to Chemnitz, «busy» cover endorsed «per first steamer» and with red New Orleans Sep 11 cds and «PAID / 5», well-struck black «N. YORK BREM. PK / 5 / SEP 19» transit cancel (first day of use of this date stamp), 3-line «AMERICA / ÜBER / BREMEN» in red (Van der Linden fig. 116) and split-rate «4½ / 2» handstamp adjacent (4½ sgr to Bremen, 2 sgr to Hamburg), backstamped with German TPOs and arrival cancel, Very Fine, a rare entire that displays well.
    The cover was carried on the short-lived W.A. Fritze & Co. steamer «Germania», this being the maiden return transatlantic voyage for this ship and the company. The «Germania» was the former Cunard wooden paddle steamer «Acadia». It was renamed «Germania» and made its maiden voyage for Fritze & Co. leaving Bremen 2 Aug 1853 arriving New York 26 Aug and the return journey leaving New York 19 Sep arriving Bremen 8 Oct.
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 95 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1859 Cover Boston to Norway, Unfranked cover struck with black «N. YORK BREM. PK / 3 / NOV 26» cds, additional rare «8¾» rate handstamp (Van der Linden fig. 3119) in blue (6¼ sgr. to Bremen, 2½ sgr. to Hamburg), black SVINESUND Dec 19 transit cancel and charged 43 Norwegian skilling due on receipt in Laurvig, Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 96 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    U.S. CIVIL WAR – S.S. New Ironside 1864 inbound cover from Germany. A cover dated January 15, 1864 from Berlin addressed to «Dr. Eduard Kerschner, United States Iron Frigate New Ironsides, Charelston Harbor, South Carolina, United States of America» endorsed «via Bremen», German datestamp «New York Feb 3» depreciated currency datestamp. «New Ironsides» crossed out in pencil. Forwarded to the naval vessel «Passaic» (manuscript pencil, see bottom left).

    A remarkably rare usage from Europe to a doctor aboard the U.S.S. NEW IRONSIDES.

    S.S. New Ironside - a 4120-ton broadside ironclad was built in Philadelphia. The construction of the last and largest of three «salt-water» armored warships begun in 1861 in order to meet the needs of the Civil War and was commissioned in August 1862. Following a lengthy furnishing and arming period New Ironsides joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron in January 1863. During the following year, she operated in support of the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina and took part in several attacks on the Confederate fortifications defending the city.
    A great Civil War rarity! This is the only known cover sent from the Kingdom of Prussia to a crew member of a warship of the American Navy.
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,700 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700 USD

    Lot# : 97 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1868 Prussia and North German Confederation Cover to Curacao, Franked with Prussia 1866 10sgr rose red rouletted on transparent paper (Scott 21, Michel 20) and No German Confederation rouletted ¼gr brown lilac and two 2gr blue (Scott 1, 5, Michel 1, 5) all tied by blue Hamburg Jan 13 68 date stamps, additional red London «PAID» transit cds, red «12½ Cents» U.S. credit marking and red Curacao Feb 7 arrival cds, Very Fine and attractive dual franking cover, a scarce combination to a rare destination used in the first month of the New German Confederation adhesives; 2004 Flemming certificate
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500 USD

    Lot# : 98 Transatlantic Covers by Origin

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    1875 and 1876 Forwarded Combination Covers Forwarded to Paris, Each cover with the oval «FORWARDED BY / MUNROE & Co. / 7, RUE SCRIBE, PARIS» handstamp, the earlier 1875 cover franked by USA 2c green and 3c brown Banknotes (each with trimmed perfs) tied by New York Foreign Mail obliterators, originally mailed to Munroe»s compatriots «Brown, Shipley & Co.» in London, forwarded by them to Paris where forwarded on to Lucerne, Switzerland with the addition of France 1871/75 15c bistre pair tied by Paris Star at Place de la Madeleine; the 1876 cover franked by 1875 Taylor 5c blue, the letter forwarded from Paris (Sept 12) to Berlin with the addition of France Type Sage 30c cinnamon. A fine and most attractive pair; each signed Goebel, Scheller.
    USA/FRANCE. 1875 & 1876: lot deux lettres réadressées à Paris avec cachet oval FORWARDED BY / MUNROE & Co./ 7, RUE SCRIBE, PARIS, la première de 1875 affranchie avec USA 2c. vert et 3c. brun, les deux timbres avec dentelure ôtée, oblit. par le cachet de New York pour l»étranger, envoyée à Londres aux compatriotes de Munroe«s ‚Brown, Shipley & Co.«qui l«ont fait parvenir à Paris où elle a été réadressée de la Place de la Madeleine (8 sept) à Lucerne, Suisse avec affr. Complémentaire français 15 c. bistre en paire verticale (Yvert No 55) oblit. étoile de Paris. La seconde lettre de 1876 affranchie avec Taylor 5c. bleu, réadressée de Paris Place de la Madeleine (12 sept) pour Berlin avec Type Sage 30c. brun (Yvert 69). Une paire attractive signée Goebel et Scheller.
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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