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Great Britain. Dated 1877/10/22. Liverpool duplex "466" cancels tie Scott 33 (plt. 86) & 58 (plt. 1) on H&G #5 entire to Funchal, Spain. Pays the correct 2p printed matter rate up to 200 grams. Reverse with Commission & Forwarding Agent "Hawkes, Somerville & Co." hand stamp.
Cover #85135 | Price: $150.00
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Alabama
United States. AL. Mobile, AL. Mobile Co. (open 1814+). Dated 1841/12/07. Manuscript G. Westfeld & Bros, Mobile Dec 7 on inside flap, indistinct red cds, black framed "FORWARDED BY SHELTON BR. & CO. BOSTON" & manuscript "1/" due from addressee. Reverse with "AMERICAN L" Liverpool transit (Robertso P2) & 17 Jan GB receiving cds. Per Cunard steamer Caledonia from Boston 2 Jan to Liverpool 16 Jan.
Cover #84779 | Price: $150.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1841/05/23. Business letter to London datelined New Orleans May 23 1841. Ms "forwarded New York Apr.10.41 by E&T Poppe". Reverse with two-line LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER hand stamp over red 20 April receiving cds.
Cover #84783 | Price: $75.00
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Louisiana
United States. LA. New Orleans, LA. Orleans Co. (open 1804+). Dated 1850/07/22. Manuscript "F. W. Hohltz, Tampico, 22-23 July" on inside flap of folded letter w/o content to London via New Orleans. Ms "per Charlotte" & "8" pence due for incoming private ship letter. Reverse with oval "FORWARDED BY SCHMIDT & CO. NEW ORLEANS", "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER" & 26 Sept. London receiving hand stamps.
Cover #84780 | Price: $100.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Great Barrington, MA. Berkshire Co. Dated 1882/05/30. VG cds (3 strikes) & corks tie 1c pr (#182) on 3c entire (reduced rt) to England forwarded to Venice. Brown/Shipley forwarder h/s plus London & Venice h/s on reverse.
Cover #48990 | Price: $60.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Vineyard Grove (1), MA. Dukes Co. (open 1870-1878). Dated 1872/08/02. VF cds & corks tie 3c Washington (#147) on 3c entire to England with vg red B.F. Stevens Despatch Agent h/s. Red NY transit & London Paid h/s. Content is nine page family newsletter.
Cover #64099 | Price: $60.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Westminster, MA. Worcester Co. Dated 1872/04/29. VF cds & ms tie 6c Lincoln (#148) on cvr to England with VF red "B.F. Stevens London" h/s. New York transit & London Paid on face of cover.
Cover #64112 | Price: $80.00
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Maine
United States. ME. Ellsworth, ME. Hancock Co. Dated 1886/12/02. VG cds & cork on avg untied 5c (#205) on cvr (to sailor) to England/w purple "B.F. STEVENS" h/s.
Cover #22355 | Price: $32.50
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New York
United States. NY. Dansville, NY. Livingston Co. (open 1825+). Dated 1901/09/05. Duplex "1" ties Scott 297 on cover to England forwarded to Switzerland then returned to England. Sept. 16 London cds also ties stamp. Red manuscript "Brown Shipley & Co./London at upper left. Reverse with "Brown, Shipley & Co. violet hand stamp, 6 Sep. New York transit, Sept. 14 London transit, Sept. 17 Interlaken cds, Sept. 18 Interlaken cds & Sept. 19 London receiving hand stamp.
Cover #83630 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. Ithaca, NY. Tompkins Co. (open 1817+). Dated 1913/07/19. Machine cancel ties Scott #406 on cover to England forwarded to Norway. 2c stamp pays the 1/2 ounce letter rate to England, 1 1/2d British stamp (Scott 161) tied by 1 Aug. London machine cancel pays the forwarding fee. No penalty involved as the proper rate was paid to England, the 1 1/2c paid only the forwarding fee. Reverse with 28 July London receiving cancel, two 4 Aug. Bergen receiving cancels & a violet "BROWN, SHIPLEY & CO." forwarders hand stamp.
Cover #83667 | Price: $100.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1850/10/23. Letter datelined 11 Oct. New Orleans privately carried to New York where it was forwarded by "TH. VIETOR & DUCKWITZ" (hand stamp on reverse). Black New York "5" cds (debit to GB for U.S. inland). Ms 1/ due from addressee (5c U.S. inland, 16c packet & 3c British inland). Ms "Europa" at top, "p 23 October Cunard Steamer" at bottom. Reverse with red 4 Nov. GB receiving cds. Carried by Cunard "Europa" dept. New York 23 Oct., arriving Liverpool 3 Nov.
Cover #84606 | Price: $100.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1860/. Red cds & black grids tie 1s pair (#36) on cover to England forwarded to France. "Brown, Shipley & Co./Liverpool" hs at ul. Liverpool cds & "466" duplex ties pair of 4p Victoria (#26). "19" is credit to Great Britain (3c inland + 16c sea). The 8p pays forwarding postage. Carried by Cunard "Canada".
Cover #82759 | Price: $3,250.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. Dated 1879/03/22. VF duplex ties vf 10c (#188) on fls (toning, ink erosion hole in address area) from Liverpool, England forwarded to Mexico. Purple octagon double outer line oval "M. ECHEVERRIA & CO./NEW YORK/MAR 22 1879" forwarder h/s.
Cover #1223 | Price: $110.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1898/06/02. Duplex cancels tie blk5 of 8c (#272) on 5x rate cover to England forwarded to Venice, Italy & Badgastein, Austria. Reverse with BROWN, SHIPLEY AND CO LONDON forwarding h/s.
Cover #82734 | Price: $125.00
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Pennsylvania
United States. PA. Mercersburg, PA. Franklin Co. (open 1812+). Dated 1870/04/. VG cds & cork cancels tie pair & single 3c locomotive (#114) on 3c Nesbitt entire (reduced rt into stamp, edge flts) to pay double weight rate to England. Red New York Apr 23rd cds, London May 4th PAID & B.F. Stevens May 4th h/s all on front. No postal markings on back.
Cover #74592 | Price: $150.00
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Wisconsin
United States. WI. Mazo Manie, WI. Dane Co. Dated 1883/09/17. VF cds & cork tie fine 5c (#205) on forwarded cvr to England & Italy. Back/w 2 forwarded h/s.
Cover #24709 | Price: $32.50
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