U.S - BNA Mails

Sale 3051 - Part V - United States Postal History
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  • Lot# : 3704 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1830 Cover Bridgewater Mass to St Catherines U.C., large part of a folded letter with manuscript "Bridgewater Feby 17th" postmark and endorsed "W. Craft P.M. / Free" at upper right, manuscript "Via Lewiston", red "Niagara U.C." marking, light strike of scarce straight-line "British Postage" and ms for internal Canada postage to collect, couple light vertical file folds, Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3705 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1831 Folded Letter from Postmaster at Venus, Ill to "Pananogue near Kingston" U.C., "Venus Ills/ Oct 28" (1831) manuscript postmark and endorsed "Free/ Geo. Y. Cutler P.M.", light red "Niagara O." cancel and light (but stronger than usual) strike of the scarce straight-line "British Postage 1/11" for carriage inside Canada, couple light verticl file folds, Very Fine; letter with some interesting comments regarding opening up of new settlements between the Illinois and Mississippi (rivers) mentioning "these lands ...were given by our government as bounties to soldiers during the last war with you. They have passed into the hands of speculators & are now in the market and settling with great rapidity."; ex-Stiss
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3706 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1837 Folded Letter Philadelphia to Pictou, Nova Scotia via Robinstown Maine, datelined "Phila 26th Sep 1837", blue "Philadelphia Pa Sep 26" cds, lightly struck "St Andrews" transit cancel, various notations in upper right corner deal with postage charges which were first figured in error, crossed out and a new set added to the left, in effect (according to analysis of the cover by Susan McDonald) the clerk in St Andrews had to figure the postage due on the incoming letter as US postage was not paid but was figured at 27c equivalent (the postage on most incoming letters entering at NY or Boston) instead of 25c and the figuring was redone to show a fee of "2N' (2/-) but why this figured is crossed out was not determined, also missing was to indicate an additional 1/- due for the additional postage from St John to Pictou, some aging along a vertical file fold, Fine and unusual, accompanied by cover analysis from Susan McDonald
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 3707 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1850 "Money" Letter London U.C. to NY City, folded letter which contained five letters of credit plus another letter, datelined "Bank of Montreal Agency/ London, Canada, 17 May 1850", red "London U.C. MY 18 1850" cancel slightly overlapping a "Lewiston NY May 20" entry postmark, manuscript "1/6" Canadian postage (London to Queenston) and a red "20" handstamp for US postage Lewiston to NY ½oz-1 oz letter carried over 300 miles, manuscript "paid No. 36" at lower left indicating Canadian postage prepaid through a charge account - as the US postage was not prepaid, the US postmaster crossed-out the "Paid" handstamp, backstamped Hamilton (?) MY 19, Queenston May 20, couple of light vertical file folds, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 3708 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1851 Stampless Cover to Quebec, folded letter sheet with "New York May 31 10 cts" exchange cancel, "U. States" arced bi-foliate exchange marking, Montreal JU 3 1851 transit cancel, indistinct backstamp, ms "6" rating, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 3709 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1852 Folded Letter Quebec to NY City, datelined "Quebec 1st June 1852" and with near-perfect strikes of rimless "Steam-Boat-Letter-Quebec JU 1 1852", red arced "Canada" exchange handstamp and overlapping circled "6d" rating and "10d" U.S. due rating handstamp, backstamped Montreal JU 2 1852, choice Very Fine
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3710 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1852 Cover Montpelier Vt to Belleville, C.W., with original enclosure datelined "Montpelier October 19th 1852", small envelope with light "Montpelier Vt Oct 22" cds, nice strike of the red "U.States" arced bi-foliate exchange marking, red Montreal OC 24 1852 transit, italicized "10" and circled "6d" ratings/ due handstamps, backstamped Belleview (indistinct October date), Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 3711 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1852 Folded Letter Montreal to Champlain NY, datelined "Montreal April 16 1852", well-struck red markings with :Montreal AP 17 1852" postmark, arced "Canada" and "U.States" over left-leaning shield exchange markings and a "Rouse's Point NY Apr 20" arrival cancel, ms "10" due marking in black, light vertical file fold, Very Fine; ex-McDonald
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 3712 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1854 Cover Buffalo NY to Kingston, C.W., original enclosure datelined "Buffalo June 2d 1854", envelope with large half double circle "Buffalo, N.Y. June 2" cancel, matching violet "Paid" and interweaving "10 CENTS" due handstamp, red arced "U. States" over right-leaning shield exchange marking, partially struck Kingston backstamp, small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 55.00 USD

    Lot# : 3713 U.S - BNA Mails

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    1855 Folded Letter to Montreal, datelined "Cold Spring Farm/ Champlane Clinton Co / N.Y. July 9 1855", well struck markings in black with "Rouse's Point NY Jul 10" cds, arced "U.States" over left-leaning shield exchange marking plus "Paid" and italicized "10" due handstamps, backstamped Montreal JY 10 1855, couple light file folds, Very Fine; ex-McDonald
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3714 U.S - BNA Mails

    Desirable USA-BNA Mails Collection of 40 stampless covers (includes a US 3c Nesbitt entire and a #26 franking) and folded letters of the 1830s/50s, 29 to Canada, 11 to USA, myriad of town cancels (some manuscript), variety of manuscript and handstamped ratings/ due markings, arc and straight-line exchange handstamps, "Paid" manuscript and handstamps, etc., few unusual markings including "U.S.P." (US Postage) 1844 to Canada, framed 2-line "Black Rock./ N.Y. June 4" postmark, 1845 to NY with full strike of "Halifax Paid" tombstone, etc., usual mixed condition but majority with clear well-struck cancels and markings, a Fine foundation collection for this popular and challenging area
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 900.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD
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