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Chile. Dated 1857/01/15. On reverse are a vg Valpariso cds, red 4 Mar. cds, 5 Mar. Paris & Bordeaux railroad transit & 6 Mar. Bordeaux receiving cds. On face are GB accountancy marking, 4 Mar. Calais receiving cds & 12 decimes due hand stamp.
Cover #84888 | Price: $125.00
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Denmark. Dated 1821/02/15. Dateline Flensbourg, a stampless cover, with content, to Bordeaux, France. "DANEMARCK PAR HAMBOURG", "ALLEMAGE PAR GIVET" and "T.T.R.4" (Thurn & Taxis transit postmarks .
Cover #85186 | Price: $75.00
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France. Dated 1837/05/11. Ms "Via Havre" at top of folded business letter datelined New York 23 Mar. Carried outside the mails to France, then mailed to Livorno, Italy. Framed "PAYS DOUTREMER PAR LE HAVRE" & 11 May "HAVRE BUREAU MARITIME" receiving/transit cds. Ms 20 (centimes due). Reverse with 20 MAGGIO (May) 1837 receiving cds.
Cover #84608 | Price: $75.00
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France. Dated 1845/03/26. Paris cds + "VIA DI PT BEAUVOISIN" (routing) h/s on fl to Sardinia (red 1 Feb rec'd). Ms 10 credit to France.
Cover #83308 | Price: $15.00
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France. Dated 1849/10/03. Caracas, Venezuela to Bordeaux, France via British Postal Agency. See photo for expanded description.
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France. Dated 1852/01/13. Red Havre cds on family letter New London, Ct. Red framed "P.P" & black 5 Feb. New York "20" cds, the rate direct from France via American packet. Carried by the Havre Line steamer Humboldt departing Havre 14 Jan., Southampton 14 Jan., arriving New York Feb. 5th. The steamer stopped at Halifax 1-2 Feb. to have a broken rudder repaired.
Cover #84732 | Price: $100.00
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France. Dated 1862/07/30. Ceete, France to Copenhagen, Denmark. See photo for expanded description.
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France. Dated 1893/01/13. VG St. jean De Bournay cds ties 15c Peace & Commerce (#80) on 102x66 mm miniature cvr to Paris.
Cover #72204 | Price: $165.00
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Kentucky
Great Britain. KY. Smithland, KY. Livingston Co. (open 1802+). Dated 1853/03/16. Green cds, PAID & 5 on reverse of folded letter, w/o content, to Paris, France. Manuscript instructions "Via Boston" at bottom but sent to New York. Red 23 March New York Br. Pkt transit cds & red 5 April Paris entry cds. Black "13" decimes due hand stamp at top. Additional markings on reverse are red 4 April GB transit, 5 April Paris cds & 5 April Maison Blanch cds. Carried on the Cunard "Africa" departing. NY 23 March, arriving Liverpool 3 April.
Cover #84612 | Price: $125.00
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New York
Great Britain. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1850/06/15. Red cds on folded letter to Paris, France. "2 ANGL. 2 CALAIS 27 JUIN 50" transit cds. Two strikes of "COLONIES &c ART 13" hand stamp. Pencil "21" & "15" hand stamp. Manuscript "In care of Baring Brothers London" at left. On the reverse are red 24 June GB transit & partial black 27 June Paris receiving hand stamps. Prepaid 21 cents (5c U.S. domestic, 16c American Packet, remainder collected in France. Per Collins Line "Atlantic" departing NY 15 June, arriving Liverpool 26 June.
Cover #84611 | Price: $125.00
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Martinique. Dated 1852/06/28. Double circle St. Pierre, Martinique cds on reverse of business letter to Marsesille, France. Red framed "COLONIES & ART 13" hand stamp & 20 July Calais entry cds. Ms "15" decimes due. Reverse with red 18 July GB transit & 22 July Marseille receiving cds. Packet steamer Derwent to St. Thomas, then steamer Parna departing 2 July to Southampton arriving 17 July.
Cover #84607 | Price: $75.00
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Russia. Dated 1868/05/30. Mariampol cds on reverse of folded letter, with content, to Marseille, France. Also on reverse are blue crayon accounting mark, red 24 June German railroad transit, 27 June Paris transit & 28 June Marseille receiving cds. Face with blue crayon accounting mark, "22" decimes due hand stamp, black framed "P.38" hand stamp & indistinct blue cds.
Cover #85268 | Price: $75.00
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California
United States. CA. Columbia, CA. Tuolumne Co. Dated 1856/11/04. VF cds on stampless cvr (edge wear) to France. Red NY & French transits + French black transits. "PAID/26" in circle. Williams TUO-430
Cover #558 | Price: $275.00
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California
United States. CA. San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Co. Dated 1853/08/01. VG cds on cvr to France. Ms "Via England. Williams SAF-420
Cover #616 | Price: $137.50
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California
United States. CA. San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Co. Dated 1854/09/16. VG cds on fls to France. Red "New.York/AmPacket" & black 34x10 "PAID 26". Williams SAF-420
Cover #615 | Price: $165.00
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California
United States. CA. San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Co. Dated 1865/08/03. VF double circle cds + ms "Steamer Colorado" (Panama Route) on fls to France. Carried Trans-Atlantic by Inman line "Etna". Williams SAF-610
Cover #2120 | Price: $110.00
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Dist Of Columbia
United States. DC. Washington, DC. District of Columbia Co. (open 1791+). Dated 1853/04/29. Black Washington cds, red 30 Apr. New York Am Packet cds & black 12 May Calais receiving cds on folded letter to Paris, France. Black ms "Paid, red pencil "21" & black "17" (decimes due) hand stamp. Postage 5c U.S. domestic, 16c sea. Reverse with partial GB transit & Paris receiving cds. Per Collins Line "Artic" departing NY April 30, arriving Liverpool 11 May.
Cover #84621 | Price: $90.00
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Georgia
United States. GA. Darien, GA. McIntosh Co. (open 1800+). Dated 1851/04/03. Red cds & PAID + ms "10" pays domestic postage on folded letter to France. Red 9 May Le Havre receiving cds & black "6" decimes private ship rate due since addressed beyond the port of arrival. Reverse with two indistinct cds + partial 10 May Paris transit cds.
Cover #84643 | Price: $55.00
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Indiana
United States. IN. Fort Wayne, IN. Allen Co. (open 1824+). Dated 1842/11/22. Fine cds (a high) & vg PAID + ms 25 on fl, with long letter, to France with transit pmks & Paris rec'd cds.
Cover #83273 | Price: $30.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. Donaldsonville, LA. Ascension Co. (open 1822+). Dated 1850/01/15. Red cds, red "PAID", black ms "10" U.S. internal, red framed "Colonies &c. Art.13" GB accounting hand stamp, red 19 Feb. Calais receiving cds & black "15" decimes due hand stamp on letter to France. Reverse with 18 Feb. GB transit & 24 Feb. Bordeaux receiving hand stamp. Per Cunard steamer Niagara from Boston 6 Feb., arriving Liverpool 17 Feb.
Cover #84754 | Price: $50.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. Donaldsonville, LA. Ascension Co. (open 1822+). Dated 1854/07/16. Black Nov. 4th Donaldsonville cds, "PAID" & ms "5" plus red Nov. 15th New York Br. Pkt cds & two 28 Nov. Paris receiving cds on folded letter to France. French hand stamp "26" decimes due in middle. Reverse with partial red GB transit & several black French transit/receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Arabia departing NY 15 Nov., arriving Liverpool 26 Nov.
Cover #84731 | Price: $50.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1842/07/20. Blue cds & PAID plus ms "50" over pencil "50" on double rate folded letter to France. Red "Packet Letter" hand stamp for debit to France & 2 Aug. Calais receiving cds. Ms "1/" GB due, debit to France of 12d. Weighed 10 grams in Paris & marked as such at upper left (looks like a three), manuscript 40d due from addressee for due and French internal postage. Reverse with blue 17 Aug. Paris transit & 18 Aug. Bordeaux receiving cds. By Cunard steamer Acadia from Boston 1 Aug. arriving Liverpool 13 Aug.
Cover #84756 | Price: $125.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1849/11/13. Red 13 Nov cds, "PAID" & "5" on business letter to France. Framed "Colonies &c Art.13" GB hand stamp, partial red Calais receiving cds. Manuscript "15" decimes due in middle. Reverse with 13 Dec. GB transit, & 16 Dec. Bordeaux receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer America from NY 28 Nov. to Liverpool 12 Dec.
Cover #84752 | Price: $75.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1852/01/25. Red cds & "PAID 10" + red 17 Feb. Paris receiving cds on folded business letter to France. Ms "29" grams upper left, matching "52" decimes due in middle. The French mail clerk crossed out the rate markings and substituted a pencil 6f50 beneath. Black manuscript "45" & "15" markings on reverse. Also on reverse are red 16 Feb. GB transit & 17 Feb. Paris receiving cds. Per Cunard "America" departing Boston 4 Feb., arriving Liverpool 15 Feb..
Cover #84727 | Price: $150.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1852/10/09. Red cds & "PAID 10" + 2 Nov Calais receiving cds on folded letter to France. Ms "23" (grams) at upper left, ms "52" (decimes due) that has been crossed out in pencil. Reverse with Nov. 1 GB transit. Per Cunard steamer Asia departing NY 20 Oct, arriving Liverpool 1 Nov.
Cover #84725 | Price: $150.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1855/02/26. Red 26 Feb New Orleans cds & "PAID 21" hand stamp; red Mar. 7 New York Am. Packet cds. Black "ETAS UNIS PAQ BRIT B.A. CALAIS 20 MARS 55" cds & "13" (decimes due) hand stamps crossed out an replaced with "ETATS UNIS. PAQ. AM B.A. CALAIS 20 MARS 55" hand stamp & manuscript "8" (decimes due). Originally incorrectly rated as a British steamer but corrected to an American steamer. Reverse with red 19 Mar. GB transit & indistinct black French receiving cds. Carried by Collins line "Baltic" departing NY 7 Mar., arriving Liverpool 18 Mar..
Cover #84624 | Price: $100.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1883/12/14. Folded letter datelined 14 Dec. New Orleans on disinfected folded letter to Bordeaux, France. 29 Dec Havre receiving cds & framed PAYS D OUTREMER PAR LE HAVRE hand stamp. Blue manuscript "10" decimes due. Ms "par la Garonne" (ship name). Reverse with 2 Jan. Bordeaux rec'd cds.
Cover #84762 | Price: $125.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Boston, MA. Suffolk Co. (open 1639+). Dated 1832/08/17. Paris, France to Boston, MA. forwarded to Charlestown, MA. On reverse is partial "Forwarded by Yr.Obt.Servt.Havre...Welles & Greene" hand stamp. Red NEW YORK SHIP OCT. 1 cds + ms 20 3/4c (2c ship, 18 3/4c 150-400 miles postal zone). Ms "Boston 4 Oct 1832 rec'd & forwd" at lower left. On reverse is red 5 Oct. Boston cds, red ms "6" forwarding charge & forwarding address.
Cover #84742 | Price: $150.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Boston, MA. Suffolk Co. (open 1639+). Dated 1847/01/18. Printed price-current + manuscript business letter from New Orleans hand carried directly to the ship in Boston. Red framed "Colonies &c. Art.13" GB accounting hand stamp, red 18 Feb. Boulogne receiving cds & black ms "18" decimes due (10d GB, 8d French internal. Reverse with red 16 Feb. GB transit & partial 19 Feb. Nantes receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Hibernia from Boston 1 Feb., arriving Liverpool 15 Feb.
Cover #84755 | Price: $50.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Lee, MA. Berkshire Co. (open 1807+). Dated 1833/08/27. MS town, date & Paid 12 1/2c pays the domestic portion of the postage on a folded letter to Paris, France. Black "PAYS D'OURTEMER PAR LE HAVRE" French receiving hand stamp, partial black 24 Sept. transit hand stamp & manuscript "11" decimes due from addressee. Reverse with blue 26 Sept. receiving cds.
Cover #84641 | Price: $50.00
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Maryland
United States. MD. Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Co. (open 1779+). Dated 1853/02/18. Black 18 Feb. Baltimore cds, PAID & ms "21"; red Feb. 19 New York Am. Packet cds: red 4 Mar. Paris exchange cds & black "8" decimes due hand stamp on folded letter to France. Reverse with 4 Mar. Paris transit cds & 4 Mar. Nantes receiving cds. Per Collins "Atlantic" departing NY 19 Feb., arriving Liverpool 2 March.
Cover #84623 | Price: $75.00
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Maine
United States. ME. Bath, ME. Sagadahoc Co. (open 1854+). Dated 1860/01/11. Jan 9 Bath cds & Jan 11 Boston cds on reverse of folded business letter to France. On face are red 11 Jan Boston "PAID 24" cds, PAID cancel, 25 Jan red Havre & boxed "PD" hand stamps. Red pencil "30" applied in Bath denotes double rate postage. 24c denotes double rate 12c sea, 4c British transit & 8c French inland. Earliest use of the PAID 24c cancel per Blake & Davis, this may be the listing copy. Carried by the Cunard steamer Canada from Boston 11 Jan. to Queenstown 22 Jan.
Cover #84749 | Price: $100.00
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New York
United States. NY. Lock Berlin, NY. Wayne Co. Dated 1860/01/18. Ms town & Paid 21 on cvr to France. NY PAID 12 transit cds & French rec. h/s. Carried by Collins line "Arabia.".
Cover #17143 | Price: $50.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1837/06/08. Business letter from New York to France with oval "PH. Lajeune New York" forwarders hand stamp, 14 July Havre receiving cds & ms "27" decimes due from the addressee. The letter sent under separate cover to forwarder "Acheminee par (forwarded by) WANNER LANGER & CO. Havre" (hand stamp on reverse) who placed it in the mail in Havre. Also on reverse it 17 July Bordeaux receiving hand stamp.
Cover #84769 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1838/10/01. Datelined Boston 29 Sept., a business letter carried outside the mail to New York where it was placed in the mail on 1 Oct. Black framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER PAR LE HAVRE" plus ms "9" decimes due from addressee (8d domestic postage, 1d ship fee). Reverse with 25 Oct. Paris transit & 27 Oct. Cognac received cds.
Cover #84770 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1845/07/30. Red "5 cts" cds, "PAID" in arc & pencil "5" restates U.S. domestic rate. Red GB COLONIES &c Art.12" GB accounting hand stamp, 10 grams weight (looks like a 3) at upper left & 28 decimes due hand stamp (10d GB, 28d French domestic) Red 2 Aug. Boulogne receiving cds lower right. Reverse with 16 Aug. GB transit, 18 Aug. Paris transit & 19 Aug. Chaln-Sur-Saone receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Britannia from Boston 1 Aug., arriving Liverpool 15 Aug.
Cover #84760 | Price: $50.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1845/10/31. Red 31 Oct 10c cds, red "PAID" in arc, manuscript "10", partial red framed "Colonies &c ART. 12" hand stamp & partial 21 Nov Boulogne receiving cds on folded letter to France. Ms "15" grams weight upper left, ms "45" decimes in middle. Reverse with 19. Nov. GB transit & 22 Nov. Bordeaux receiving cds. Carried by Cunard Hibernia from Boston 1 Nov., arriving Liverpool 18 Nov. on a trip delayed by running aground off Newfoundland..
Cover #84772 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1846/11/06. Fls (some splits) from Paris via Harve & New York to New Orleans. On back is part company handstamp & part blue "BONNAFFE & Co." forwarder handstamp. Red Harve double circle cds, red New York SHIP 12 cts cds.
Cover #74752 | Price: $10.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1846/12/14. Fls (some splits) from Paris via Harve & New York to New Orleans. On back is company handstamp & blue "BONNAFFE & Co." forwarder handstamp. Red Harve double circle cds, red New York SHIP 12 cts cds.
Cover #74751 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1848/04/28. Red 28 Apr. 5 cts. cds, red PAID in arc, red framed "COLONIES 8c ART. 13" hand stamp & red 18 May Boulogne received cds on folded letter to France. Ms weight mark & ms "18" decimes due in middle. This paid 10d GB fee + 8d French domestic postage. Reverse with 17 May GB transit & indistinct black receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Acadia from Boston 3 May to Liverpool 16 May .
Cover #84773 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1850/01/25. Folded letter originating Havana, Cuba hand carried to New York. Red Feb. 19th cds, framed COLONNIES &c ART.13 hand stamp, 5 March Calais receiving & "15" decimes due hand stamp on folded letter to Paris, France. A pencil "5" over the NY cds denotes payment of the U.S. domestic rate (paid by forwarder). Reverse with red oval "FORWARDED BY JOHN DURAND & CO. NEW YORK" HANDSTAMP. Carried by Cunard steamer Europa departing NY 20 Feb, arriving Liverpool 4 March.
Cover #84631 | Price: $90.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1850/01/25. Folded letter originating Havana, Cuba hand carried to New York. Red Dec 6 New York Br. Pkt cds, black Calais receiving cds & "13" decimes due hand stamp. A pencil "5" denotes payment (by forwarder) of the U.S. domestic postage. Reverse with blue oval CEBALLOS, PADER & CO. NEW YORK forwarders hand stamp, red 19 Dec. GB transit cds & black 20 Dec. Paris receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Canada departing Boston 7 Dec, arriving Liverpool 20 Dec. Arrival date or GB transit date incorrect.
Cover #84632 | Price: $90.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1850/09/17. Red 17 Sept. New York cds, red framed "COLONIES &c ART. 13" hand stamp & black 1 Oct. Calais receiving cds. Pencil "10" cents upper left denotes double rate domestic, ms French "45" decimes due from addressee. Ms "16" grams weight at upper left. Ms "per Steamer Hibernia" at upper right. Reverse with GB transit cds & part Paris receiving cds. This was the last voyage of the Cunard Line steamer Hibernia departing Boston 18 Sep, arriving Liverpool 29 Sep..
Cover #84637 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1851/01/01. Red Jan. 1 New York cds, E. Cousinery merchant hand stamp, red framed "COLONIES &c ART 13" GB accounting hand stamp & red Calais receiving cds. Pencil "5" cents domestic rate paid in New York. Re-rated in France as a double rate with manuscript "30" centimes due from addressee. Reverse with red 13 Jan. GB transit & manuscript "3FO5" French accounting notation. Per Cunard steamer Africa departing NY 1 Jan, arriving Liverpool 12 Jan.
Cover #84639 | Price: $55.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1851/05/08. Folded letter datelined Havana, Cuba hand carried to New York. Red May 21 New York cds, red framed "COLONIES &c 13" hand stamp & red June 3 Calais receiving cds. Pencil "5" U.S. domestic postage paid by forwarder, French "30" decimes due for double rate letter. On reverse is a red oval "FORWARDED BY LILLIE & RASINES NEW YORK" hand stamp, 2 June GB transit & 8 June Paris receiving cds. Per Cunard line "Europa" departing NY May 21, arriving Liverpool June 1.
Cover #84630 | Price: $90.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1851/05/15. Red cds, partial "COLONIES &c ART", Calais receiving cds & black "30" decimes (double rate) on folded letter to France. Manuscript "Per Steamer Humboldt & double rate mark at upper left. On reverse is 26 May GB transit, 27 May Havre transit & Harfleur receiving cds. Carried by Cunard Niagara departing Boston 15 May, arriving Liverpool 25 May. Humboldt sailed on 6 May & 28 June.
Cover #84617 | Price: $90.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1851/09/26. 26 Sep. cds, framed "NOT PAID" hand stamp & red 26 Oct. Havre receiving cds on folded business letter to France. Ms "12" decimes due at lower left. Content is a business letter written on board the Cunard steamer Africa while being piloted into New York. Reverse with 26 Oct. Cognac receiving cds.
Cover #84751 | Price: $100.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1851/09/30. Partial red 30 Sep. cds, red 14 Oct. Paris receiving cds, black "15" decimes due from addressee (10d transit, 5d French internal) hand stamp + ms "Steamer Europa on fl to France. Reverse with 20 Oct. GB transit & 15 Oct. Sedan receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Europa from Boston 1 Oct. to Liverpool 12 Oct. .
Cover #84774 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1852/01/02. Smudged New York cds, red PAID", red Paris receiving cds & "13" decimes due hand stamp. 13 paid 8d British sea & 5d French domestic. Reverse with 19 Jan. GB transit & 24 Jan. Lyon receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Canada from Boston 7 Jan. to Liverpool 18 Jan .
Cover #84775 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1852/01/14. Red New York cds on folded letter to Cognac, France per British Open Mail. . NY pencil "10" in middle. Ms "16" grams & corresponding "39" decimes due at left. Red 27 Jan receiving cds at right. Reverse with partial 26 Jan. GB transit. Carried by Cunard steamer Africa departing NY 14 Jan., arriving Liverpool 25 Jan.
Cover #84729 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1852/01/15. Folded business letter datelined New York via steamer to France. Pencil "20" cents for direct service by American packet. Red 29 Jan. Le Havre receiving cds. Black check mark denotes double rate, matching "12" decimes due if addressed beyond port of arrival. Reverse with two French transit cds plus Montpellier receiving cds. Per the Havre Line "Franklin" departing NY 17 Jan, arriving Southampton 28 Jan. & Havre 20 Jan.
Cover #84726 | Price: $100.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1852/01/20. Red 20 Jan. cdes, pencil "5" (U.S. domestic) & 3 Feb. Calais receiving cds on folded letter to France. Manuscript double weight check mark upper left, manuscript 26 decimes due at left. Due was 16d British sea + 10d French internal. Reverse with 2 Feb. GB transit & 4 Feb. Cognac receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Cambria from Boston 21 Jan. to Liverpool 1 Feb .
Cover #84776 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1852/11/17. Three-page (2 sheets) letter begun in Springfield (?), completed in New York. Black Nov. 17th New York cds & framed "NOT PAID" hand stamp. Red "COLONIES.." cds crossed out and replaced by "OUTRE-MER LE HAVRE 13 DEC. 52" hand stamp. French ms "6" decimes due from addressee. Unpaid in New York and sent by ship with 6 decimes private ship rate due if addressed beyond the port of arrival. Reverse with indistinct cds.
Cover #84642 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1852/11/30. New York merchant hand stamp on cover to Cognac, France. New York pencil "10", ms "16" grams at upper left, corresponding "39" decimes triple rate due in middle. At right is red Paris receiving cds. Reverse with red 21 Dec. GB transit, 22 Dec Paris transit & 23 Dec. Cognac receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer America departing Boston 8 Dec., arriving Liverpool 20 Dec.
Cover #84728 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1853/04/12. Red "Br. Pkt" cds on fls "per Niagara" to France. British transit and Cette rec'd on reverse.
Cover #83037 | Price: $40.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/02/04. Red Am. Packet cds & "PAID" on folded letter w/o content to Paris, France. Sent American Packet via British Open Mail. Pencil "42" double weight over cds, red 19 Feb. Paris receiving cds, ms "16" grams weight at upper left. Upon arrival in France it was determined to be triple weight of 24 decimes (black hand stamp) with 8 decimes due in France. Reverse with 17 Feb. British transit & 18 Feb. Paris exchange cds. Per Collins Line steamer Atlantic from New York 4 Feb, to Liverpool 16 Feb..
Cover #85274 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/05/20. Folded letter datelined Havana, Cuba hand carried to New York where it received an oval "LILLIE.BASINES & CO. NEW YORK" forwarders hand stamp. Ms routing "per Str. Europa" at top. Red May 31 New York Br Pkt cds at right. Pencil "5" (cents paid by forwarder) at lower left. French "26" decimes due for double rate weight. Black 12 June Calais receiving cds. Reverse with blue Havana merchant hand stamp, red 12 July GB transit & black 13 June Paris cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Europa departing NY 31 May, arriving Liverpool 12 June.
Cover #84629 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/09/12. Black Syracuse cds, red Sep. 16 New York Am. Packet cde & black 28 Sept. Calais receiving cds & black PAID in shield h/s on cover to Paris, France. Ms "20" denotes direct service to France but this was sent at the 21c British Open Mail rate resulting in a 1c underpayment. "16" (decimes due) shows the cover was treated at the double rate in France. Ms "France via Havre de Grace" shows the cover was intended to be sent direct. As this was 7 days later in sailing than the Collins Line steamer Baltic leaving NY 16 Sept, arriving Liverpool 23 Sept the cover was sent by American Packet. No postage due markings on cover. Reverse with 27 Sept. GB transit hand stamp.
Cover #84627 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/12/27. Red 27 Dec. New York cds and pencil "42" cents paid on double weight folded business letter to Paris, France. Postage 10c U.S. domestic, 32c sea postage. Black 11 Jan. Calais cds. Manuscript "p Pacific" upper left. Manuscript "23" grams and corresponding "32" decimes due in middle. Reverse with red merchant's oval & 10 Jan. GB transit cds. Carried by Collins line "Pacific" departing NY 28 Dec. arriving Liverpool 9 Jan.
Cover #84625 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1855/07/03. Partial red 3 July Br. Pkt. cds, pencil 5c U.S. inland, ms checkmark, 16 July Calais receiving cds, &"26" due hand stamp on business letter. Reverse with 16 July GB transit & partial Paris A Lyon railroad transit cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Asia from Boston 4 July to Liverpool 15 July.
Cover #84757 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1855/10/31. Partial red 31 Oct. New York AM. PACKET cds, black 13 Nov.Calais receiving cds & French "16" decimes hand stamp for postage due from addressee. Pencil "21" rate mark in middle, manuscript "8" grams & "p Steamer Atlantic at upper left. Reverse with Nov. 12 GB transit & French transit & receiving cds. Per Collins Line steamer Atlantic departing NY 31 Oct, arriving Liverpool 12 Nov.
Cover #84636 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/03/11. Folded letter datelined Havana, Cuba hand carried to New York where it received an oval "LILLIE.BASINES & CO. NEW YORK" forwarders hand stamp. Ms routing instruction at top. Red March 19 New York Br Pkt cds at upper right. Pencil "5" (cents paid by forwarder) over New York cds. French "13" decimes due also over cds. Black 4 April Calais receiving cds. Reverse with offset from forwarder hand stamp and red 1 Apr. GB transit. Carried by Cunard steamer Africa departing NY 19 Mar., arriving Liverpool 31 Mar.
Cover #84628 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/05/31. Folded letter originating Havana, Cuba hand carried to New York. Red 31 May Am. Pkt, blue J.M. CEBALLOS/NEW YORK forwarders hand stamp & red Le Havre receiving hand stamp. Pencil "20" rate paid by forwarder, ms French "12" decimes due & "ms pr Fulton" at lower left. Reverse with 14 June "Havre & Paris" railroad transit & partial 15 June Paris receiving cds. Per the Havre Line steamer Fulton departing NY 31 May, arriving Southhampton 14 June & Havre 14 June.
Cover #84633 | Price: $90.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/08/06. Red Aug 7 Br. Pkt. cds & black Calais receiving cds on folded letter to France. Pencil "10" cents at upper left for 2x rate British Open Mail by British Packet. Manuscript "16" & check mark for double rate at upper left. Manuscript "39" French decimes due from addressee. On reverse is red 16 July GB transit, partial 17 Aug. "Paris A Besancon" railroad transit & partial 18 Aug. "Lucenay-St. Eve.." cds. Per Cunard steamer Persia departing NY 6 Aug, arriving Liverpool 15 Aug.
Cover #84635 | Price: $75.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/09/17. Partial red 17 Sept. Br. Pkt. cds, large pencil 5c (U.S. inland). Black 30 Sept. Calais receiving hand stamp. Hand stamped "13" decimes due crossed out and replaced by black "26" (double weight) decimes due. Reverse with red "FORWARDED BY F. COTTENET & ATHERTON NEW YORK" hand stamp but as a merchant sender not as a forwarder. Also on reverse are a 29 Sept. GB transit, 30 Sept. Paris & Lyons railroad transit & 30 Sept. Lyons received cds. Per Cunard steamer Persia from New York 17 Sept. to Liverpool 27 Sept.
Cover #84758 | Price: $50.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/11/22. Red 22 Nov. Am Pkt cds, pencil "21" (5c U.S. inland, 16c sea), 6 Dec. Calais receiving cds & "8" decimes due hand stamp. Per Coollins steamer Baltic from New York 22 Nov. to Liverpool 5 Dec. Reverse with 6 Dec. GB transit + indistinct French transit cds. By Collins steamer Baltic from New York 22 Nov. to Liverpool 5 Dec.
Cover #84759 | Price: $35.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/12/31. 21 Oct. Paris cds with ms "23", red boxed P.P. (post paid) hand stamp & black "N. YORK Am Pkt 20 Nov 2" cds on cover. Reverse with black Paris Au Havre railroad transit, partial red Havre transit & ms "6" decimes French domestic charge. Carried by Havre steamer Fulton from Havre 22 Oct to Southampton 23 Oct., arriving NY 8 Nov.
Cover #84743 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1856/12/31. Blue merchant oval on folded letter from France to New York with "N. YORK Am PKT 20" cds. This shows the 20c direct rate of 1851-1857. Per Havre line steamer Fulton from Havre 17 Dec, through Southampton 18 Dec arriving NY 31 Dec.
Cover #84746 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1857/02/21. Red Feb. 21 Am. Pkt. cds, black Calais receiving cds & black "10" French centimes double rate due hand stamp. Pencil "21" over red cds denotes rate applied in U.S. Manuscript "P Africa" & check mark denoting double rate at upper left. Sent British open mail via American Packet during the three month interval between the implementation of the Anglo-French convention of ending 1 Jan. 1857 and the U.S. - French Postal Convention effective 1 Apr. 1857. The steamer Africa departed on the 18th so this was routed per the Ocean Line steamer Washington departing New York 21 Feb., arriving Southampton 7 March. On reverse is blue embossed cameo for McKesson & Robbins Wholesale Druggists .
Cover #84634 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1857/05/27. Fine red New York "12" cds on fls to France.
Cover #75828 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1857/10/14. Black "12" cds, partial red "ETATS UNIS SERV BR 26 OCT 57" cds, black offset from a Paris cds, & blue merchants hand stamp on 4x rate folded business letter to Reims, France. Ms "23 (grams) & black "32" decimes due markings. Ms "per Arabia" routing instructions. Reverse with 27 Oct PARIS A SEDANS railroad transit, 27 Oct. Paris transit & 28 Oct. Reims receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Arabia, departing NY 14 Oct., arriving Liverpool 25 Oct.
Cover #84620 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1858/07/31. New York "12" cds, partial 13 August Havre entry cds & red merchant hand stamp on folded letter to France. Rate 3c U.S. domestic & 9c packet. Manuscript 8 (decimes) due marking & "per North Star" routing instruction. Reverse with 13 August Le Havre & Paris railroad cds, partial 14 Aug. Paris transit, 14 Aug. Paris & Bordeaux railroad transit & 15 Aug. Cognac receiving cds. Per Vanderbilt steamer North Star departing NY 31 July, arriving Southampton 13 Aug. & Havre 14 August.
Cover #84616 | Price: $90.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1860/08/15. Red 15 Aug Br. Pkt. cds, red PAID, pencil "5" with blue "5" in circle superimposed, (U.S. domestic rate) & red 29 Aug. Paris receiving cds on cover to France. Manuscript weight mark upper left, 13 decimes due hand stamp to pay 8d British sea & 5d French internal postage. Reverse with 29 Aug. Paris transit & 29 Aug. Montlhery receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Canada from Boston 16 Aug. to Liverpool 27 Aug.
Cover #84777 | Price: $50.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1860/08/15. Partial red 11 Sep. Br. Pkt. cds. 24 Sep. Calais receiving cds & "13" decimes due hand stamp on folded letter to Paris. Postage 5c U.S. inland (not shown, paid in New York), 8c sea & 5c French domestic. Reverse with 24 Sep. GB transit & indistinct receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer Canada from Boston 12 Sep. to Liverpool 23 Sep.
Cover #84778 | Price: $25.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1861/12/18. Fine New York "3" cds on fls to France.
Cover #75827 | Price: $15.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1862/11/21. Black Nov. 21 cds on reverse of folded letter hand carried from Havana, Cuba to New York where it was placed in the mail to France. "16c" debit for 5c U.S. inland & 16c sea postage. Black 12 decimes due from addressee hand stamp. On reverse 5 Dec. Paris receiving cds. Carried by North German Lloyd steamer Hansa from New York 21 Nov. to Southampton 3 Dec.
Cover #84761 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1866/12/12. Black cds, black merchant & partial red Havre receiving hand stamp on folded business letter to Havre, France. Blue pencil "9" debit to France for triple rate U.S. domestic postage. Black "24" decimes due (3x rate) hand stamp. Manuscript "per Scotia" at upper left. No postal markings on reverse. Per the Cunard steamer Scotia, departing NY 12 Dec, arriving Queenstown 21 Dec.
Cover #84619 | Price: $125.00
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South Carolina
United States. SC. Charleston, SC. Charleston Co. (open 1789+). Dated 1836/05/21. Red May 21 cds & PAID + ms "50" cents paying the domestic double rate on a folded letter to Rheims, France. Black framed "PAYS D'OURTEMER PAR LE HAVRE hand stamp, black manuscript "13" decimes due in middle. Reverse with 1 July Rheims receiving cds.
Cover #84640 | Price: $50.00
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South Carolina
United States. SC. Charleston, SC. Charleston Co. (open 1789+). Dated 1854/12/27. Blue 20 Dec. Charleston cds & PAID + ms "CA 149 Paid/21". Red 27 Dec. New York Am. Packet cds; black 11 Jan. Calais receiving cds & black "16" decimes due hand stamp on folded business letter to France. Treated as a single rate in the U.S. & as a double rate in France. Reverse with red 10 Jan GB transit & indistinct black French cds. Per Collins steamer Pacific departing NY 28 Dec, arriving Liverpool 9 Jan.
Cover #84626 | Price: $90.00
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Virginia
United States. VA. Cobham, VA. Albemarle Co. (open 1849-1965). Dated 1852/10/19. Red cds & PAID + ms date & "5" + red 9 Nov. ETATS UNIS PAQ BRIT. PARIS (Salles 1782) cds on fl to Paris, France. Ms "13" (decimes due) at right. On reverse are red Nov. 8 GB transit, black 8 Nov. French entry cds & black 9 Nov. Paris receiving cds. Per Cunard "America" dept. Boston Oct 27, arriving Liverpool Nov 7. Early usage date for Cobham.
Cover #84602 | Price: $125.00
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Virginia
United States. VA. Cobham, VA. Albemarle Co. (open 1849-1965). Dated 1854/07/06. CDS, PAID & ms Paid 5 on cover to France. Red 11 Jan. "NEW YORK Br PKT" cds and 25 Jan. Paris receiving cds, "26" decimes due hand stamp. Reverse with partial 24 Jan GB transit & Paris receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Africa from New York 11 Jan to Liverpool 23 Jan.
Cover #84744 | Price: $75.00
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