United States & Worldwide Postal History

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Great Britain. Dated 1861/10/23. London "S.W./22" duplex ties Scott #20 on mourning cover to Canada. 1 pence stamp pays the prepaid late fee, ms "3" cents debit to Canada for British inland postage & hand-stamped "25" due from the addressee for 6 pence letter rate + 6 pence penalty for being underpaid (25c). Black Nov 4 Quebc receiving cds on reverse. Per the Allan Line steamer Jura departing Liverpool 24 Oct., Londonderry 25 Oct., arriving Quebec 4 Nov. Content are interesting letters on mourning paper about a Royal dedication dispute which mention the death of a father.
Cover #83554 | Price: $350.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1876/04/19. Manchester "498" duplex ties Scott #66 (plt 3) on double weight cover to Manchester, New Hampshire. Ms "2" (double rate) at upper left, black "T" postage due handstamp & 2 May New York Due 15cts cds. Reverse with 19 Apr. West Corton cds. During the period 1 Jul. 1875 through 31 Mar. 1879 postage due was figured at double the rate that should have been paid minus what was actually paid. In this case 20c (with penalty) was due minus 5c paid for a net of 15c due.
Cover #83547 | Price: $125.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1878/11/08. Edinburgh, Scotland "31" duplex ties Scott 33 (plate 201) on local delivery cover forwarded to Portugal. 1 pence pays the local delivery rate. Manuscript "To be forwarded" at upple left. Black "T" & "30" handstamps. Cover short paid by 1 1/2 pence (30 reis in Portugal). No penalty involved as franking was correct for the local rate. Reverse with colorless embossed company return address, 9 Nov. Edinburgh transit cds & 15 Nov. Lisbon receiving cds.
Cover #83550 | Price: $150.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1879/11/09. Leominster duplex ties faulty Scott 33 (plate 205) on short paid cover to New York. 1 1/2d or 15 centimes (3c) underpaid with blue crayon "15" at right. Partial New York receiving cds, "U.S. CHARGE TO COLLECT," "6 Cents" & large "T" hand stamps on face. The rate of 3c postage due & 3c penalty was paid by a pair of Scott J3 with "string of pearls" precancel. On reverse is 10 Nov. Liverpool transit & 21 Nov. New York F.D. cds.
Cover #83898 | Price: $250.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1879/12/15. Croydon "93" duplex tie single and pair of Scott #33 (plate 219!) on cover (faults) to Boston. The double weight cover (ms 2 at upper left) was underpaid by 2 pence (4 cents) which was doubled to 8c due with penalty. Black postage due "T" and pencil "8". Reverse with partial 28 Dec. Boston receiving cds, 29 Dec Boston Carriers Div cds, & Scott J3 & J4 tied by red cancels.
Cover #83555 | Price: $350.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1894/07/14. L1 Mark Lane duplex ties Scott #89 & #114 on cover to Persia. 3 1/2 pence pays single rate postage + 1 pence late fee. Blue crayon "2" indicates an additional 1/2 ounce in weight. Manuscript "Via Russia" routing instructions at upper left. Black "T" in coffin, black "TOO LATE F.B.G.P.O." handstamps on face. Reverse with printed company return address, Russian transit cds & partial Persia receiving cds. The is no indication of the amount of postage due or that it was collected on arrival.
Cover #83548 | Price: $150.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1916/09/24. Field Post Office 8X cds on cover (faults) with YMCA c/c to Oxford, Mass redirected to New Bedford, Mass. Ms "On Active Service" at top. Faint red censor h/s at left, tied censor tape at right. Black boxed T/20/L h/s & New York opera glass Due 4 cents h/s. At bottom is ms "N.Y., N.Y. & Hartford R.R.".
Cover #83386 | Price: $20.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1927/07/27. Plymouth Devon PAQUEBOT hand-stamp (Hosking 103 partially under postage dues) ties Scott 189 on cover to Vienna re-directed to Senmering. The 1 1/2 pence stamp underpaid the correct 2 1/2 pence letter rate. There is a colored pencil "T" underneath the due stamps, with a red crayon "32" at top. July 31 Senmering cds tie 12 & 20g (Scott J140 & J145) to pay postage due & penalty. There are no markings on the reverse.
Cover #83556 | Price: $55.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1931/08/13. London cds ties 1/2p & 1 1/2p King on short paid cvr to South Africa. 3p Numeral (#J20) tied by Cape Town cds.
Cover #52476 | Price: $10.00
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Ireland. Dated 1914/03/30. Belfast machine ties GB Scott 160 on short paid cover to Portugal. "T" in frame denotes postage due. Upgraded from printed matter rate to letter rate, the cover was 2p (20 centimes) due + 20 centimes penalty for 40 centimes due in Portugal. Postage due paid by Portugal 20 reis Scott J16 tied by 3 April Lisbon double oval hand stamp.
Cover #85127 | Price: $90.00
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Idaho
United States. ID. Shoshone, ID. Lincoln Co. (open 1870+). Dated 1909/04/24. Duplex cancel ties Scott #331 on post card to England. Underpaid by 1c, New York "T 10 Centimes" hand stamp, 7 May Birmingham receiving cds & "1d 75" due hand stamp added to face. Postage due was 1c postage & 1c penalty. There is a pencil initial with the Birmingham due indicating the postage due was collected in cash.
Cover #83678 | Price: $40.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. Winchester, MA. Middlesex Co. (open 1850+). Dated 1891/02/23. London squared circle hand stamp ties Scott #114 on short paid cover to Winchester, MA. Black "T/25/L" & Mar 4 New York DUE 10 CENTS opera glass hand stamp. Cork cancels tie ten J15 (stp5, stp4 & single) on reverse of cover partly over Mar 5 Winchester, Mass rec'd cds. Postage due 5c + 5c penalty.
Cover #83918 | Price: $150.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1883/10/20. Mount Pleasant cds (state indistinct) & circular grid cancel tie #207 on cover to London with forwarding to Switzerland. Short paid by 2c. Markings on front and reverse include 20 Sept. New York transit, New York opera glass T Centimes, Oct 10 London cds, Oct 10 London squared circle hand stamp, London cds over the stamp, London "T" hand stamp, blue London "20" corrected to "30" centimes due for 10c due & 10c forwarding, "2d" handstamp, Oct. 11 Zurich receiving cds, & two Oct. 12 cds on Scott J18 & J19.
Cover #84813 | Price: $250.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1890/01/18. London, England "SW/57" duplex ties Scott 89 on short paid cover to Kentucky. Postage due noted in London by mostly obscured hand stamp at left. New York 30 Jan DUE 6 CENTS hand stamp indicates 3c postage due + 3c penalty. Tied Scott J15 (manuscript) & J18 (precancel) pay the postage due. No markings on reverse .
Cover #83912 | Price: $125.00
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Washington
United States. WA. Spokane, WA. Spokane Co. (open 1891+). Dated 1892/10/06. Duplex cancels tie single 219 & 220 pair on short paid cover to London. Two New York opera glass "T 2 25 Centimes" handstamps. GB "5d" hand stamp denotes 25c postage due and 25c penalty. "Found Opened And Officially Sealed" label at left. Reverse with 11 Oct. New York transit & Oct 1(?) London receiving cds.
Cover #84831 | Price: $125.00
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