Maritime Markings

Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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  • Lot# : 2004 Maritime Markings

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    New York March 19 Clamshell Postmark, full-strike in red (very scarce) on folded letter addressed to Hartford, Connecticut datelined "Liverpool Jany 27th 1804," ms "P Argo" and rated "14½" (2c ship fee + 12½c domestic rate 90-150 miles), some typical light aging but overall Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 2005 Maritime Markings

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    "Ship" Handstamp on 1812 Prices Current Liverpool to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with red "Ship" handstamp and full strike of Boston Sep 2 arrival cds, ms "P Lpool Packet via Boston" and "12" rating (12d = 1 shilling transatlantic rate), light central vertical file fold, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 2006 Maritime Markings

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    Philadelphia Full-Rigged Ship Handstamp, a light but full strike on folded letter sheet originating in St. Thomas (April ,4 1835 docketing) and addressed to Petersburg, Va and accompanied by red octagonal "Phila 28 Apr" date stamp, ms "20¾" rating upper right (2c ship fee + 18¾c domestic postage for delivery 180-400 miles), ms "P Delaware," light horizontal file fold, Very Fine and choice example of this popular ship handstamprnThe Philadelphia "Rigged Ship" handstamp was used only on incoming mail for addresses beyond the port and has a recorded use from May 1834 to November 9, 1835.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 2007 Maritime Markings

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    1845 Folded Letter Rioverde to Esmereldas (Ecuador) with Negative "Sailing Ship" handstamp, datelined "17 de Julio en 1845", Very Fine and choice example of this incredibly rare marking with the comment "the only one I have ever seen" from an advanced collector of ship markings; 2012 Brian Moorhouse certificate stating "...almost certainly of private origin. The cover was probabaly carried outside the postal system and went by sea for the short (circa 40km) journey between the two coastal locations."
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2008 Maritime Markings

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    1855 Cover Barbados to Baltimore, folded letter dateline "Barbados 6th Dec 1855" and including another 2-page letter (in a different hand from Barbados dated Nov 27 1855), ms notation "p Thos Trowbridge via Trinidad", fantastic strikes of the New Haven Con Dec 31 1865 transit cds, "5" (3c domestic postage to Baltimore plus 2c ship fee) and ornamental "Ship" maritime handstamp, some aging along a horiz file fold but still Very Fine and eye-catching. rnThe addressee, Barreda & Brother of Baltimore, was a firm that acted as agents of the Government of Peru for the shipment of guano from the Chincha Islands (three small islands 13 miles off the SW coast of Peru) to the United States in the 1850s, primarily as a source of fertilizer for the tobacco industry in Virginia. rnThe letter refers to business matters and mentions "Since our last there have been several arrivals of slaves but chiefly of inferior quality. Some very superior."
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 190.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 2009 Maritime Markings

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    "Correos de la Chimba/ Bolivia", excellent strike of the negative oval handstamp with outline of a steamship design, additional "Franca" handstamp on envelope addressed to Valparaiso Chile (22 Set 77 arrival backstamp), envelope some light edge wrinkling and a tiny edge break at top, Very Fine and choice; letters carried by ship from the Bolivian port of Chimba to overseas destinations were struck with the oval handstamp. This marking was employed by the postmaster at Chimba in conjunction with the "Franca" handstamp to indicate postage was paid.
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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