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Canada. Dated 1842/06/23. Fine Quebec, LC cds on fls (w/o content) to England with ms 2/4 rate. Ms "Via Halifax Packet".
Cover #65645 | Price: $50.00
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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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Cuba. Dated 1854/03/29. Havana, Cuba to London, England via Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. steamer Great Western departing Havana 30 Mar., arrive & depart Nassau 1 Apr., arrive Bermuda 5 Apr., depart Bermuda 9 Apr. arriving Southampton 24 Apr. Reverse with 29 Mar. Havana cds & red 24 Apr Southampton receiving cds. Ms "4/6" rate. This routing with cost of 54c was not used as frequently as the 34c routing via the U.S.
Cover #84745 | Price: $175.00
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Germany. Dated 1843/04/01. Letter datelined Leipzig, Germany to Wannington, England. SCHIFFSBRIEF POST HAMBURG cds + ms "6" due from addressee. Ms "Via Hull" routing instructions. Reverse with 4 Apr. black framed "HULL SHIP LETTER & 5 Apt. Warrington receiving cds.
Cover #84605 | Price: $90.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1823/12/13. Red oval "T.P. PAID" & black "Brixton Hill 3py P. Paid" hand stamp on docketed folded letter to London .
Cover #86803 | Price: $15.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1824/05/12(?). Ms "On Service of the Customs" on fl w/o content to "near Canterbury". Ms "8" + ms "1/paid/double". Sent to Sandwich where s/l handstamp applied.
Cover #83064 | Price: $20.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1832/04/18. Printed Insolvent Debtor release form dated 18 April 1832 in Warwick with release date 28 Nov. Manuscript marking over address, "J/NO 30/1832" cds on reverse. File fold reinforced with hinge strip.
Cover #83570 | Price: $30.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1838/12/21. Short letter datelined Houghton to Beverly with manuscript rate & date at top. Reverse with black rimless "MARKET WEIGHTON" receiving cds.
Cover #83572 | Price: $30.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1840/05/26. 1840 1d Mulready envelope with light edge wear from London to Dorchester (Oxon) with manuscript May 26, 1840 at lower left. Red Maltese Cross cancel, black "RL" (ride letter) hand stamp on face, black May 26 1840 London back stamp.
Cover #85546 | Price: $600.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1840/11/10. VG red & black (on reverse) Canterbury cds + red tombstone h/s on local use fl w/o content.
Cover #83062 | Price: $10.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1840/12/14. VG black Maidstone cds & red "P1" on fl s/o content to Canterbury (partial black cds on reverse).
Cover #83063 | Price: $10.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1841/09/22. Grenada to Glasgow, Scotland. See photo for expanded description.
Cover #82872 | Price: $275.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1842/06/02. Andover cds on local use fl with red ms "1" & red tombstone h/s.
Cover #83061 | Price: $10.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1842/07/21. Folded business letter from London to Stockbridge with red "PAID/21JY21/1842" hand stamp at upper right. Reverse with Stockbridge receiving cds.
Cover #83577 | Price: $30.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1842/07/21. Folded business letter (spindle hole) from London to Sledmere re-directed to Beverly. Ms "London March fifteen 1823" at top, double line crown "FREE/15MR15/1823" hand stamp at right. Reverse with straight line SLEDMERE receiving hand stamp.
Cover #83578 | Price: $40.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1847/10/04. Two black "MOORGATE ST/1d PAID" & red PAID cds on fl/w business content to Andover (vg cds on reverse).
Cover #83065 | Price: $15.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1849/01/18. Red London paid cds + ms paid on folded business letter to Andover. Partial "Mount. St. Lam.th.1D PAID" letter receiver hand stamp at right. Reverse with Jan 19 Andover receiving cds.
Cover #83569 | Price: $30.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1852/02/08. Headed "English College Lisbon" (Portugal) Feb. 8th. Entered the mail in Liverpool with Feb 20 cds, oval "L FEB 21 A" (on reverse), partial British Packet cds & black "19 Cents" rocking horse debit to the U.S. for 3c British inland and 16c sea rates.
Cover #84781 | Price: $90.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1860/04/09. Red Lombard Street cds & red Aus England per Aachend cds on fl to Austria. Reverse with Vienna h/s.
Cover #83205 | Price: $25.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1860/06/06. Blue London June 5 & red London June 6 cds on reverse of folded business letter to New York. Black "TOO-LATE" hand stamp & 3 CENTS rocking horse for GB inland postage under a "24" cent due. There is also an unexplained red "D" hand stamp. Manuscript "Illinois @ Southampton" routing instructions. The letter missed the Illinois and was most likely carried by the Inman Line steamer Glasgow, departing Liverpool 7 Nov., Queenstown 8 Nov, arriving NY 20 Nov.
Cover #84618 | Price: $90.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1861/04/16. Liverpool cds on folded business letter, on printed "Agency New Orleans Canal and Banking Company" letterhead, to New York. Black New York "24" & rocking horse "3 CENTS" (for GB inland postage) hand stamps. Postage 19c sea & 5c U.S. inland. Ms "Bremen via Southampton" at top. Reverse with Apr. 17 London transit. Carried by North German Lloyd steamer Bremen departing Southampton 17 Apr, arriving NY 29 Apr.
Cover #84610 | Price: $75.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1871/08/17. Red LOMBARD STREET PAID CDS on folded business letter to Stockton, Maine with red 26 Aug. New York PAID ALL cds. Ms "per City of Paris" routing instructions, red ms 3p (6c U.S.). Per Inman Line City of Paris departing Liverpool 8/17, arriving New York 8/27. Late usage of stampless cover.
Cover #84599 | Price: $75.00
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Great Britain. Dated 1918/04. Datelined Windsor Castle April 1918, a printed letter of support to U.S. soldiers with facsimile signature of King George. Envelope (toning) with printed return & red "SOLDIERS MAIL" hand stamp.
Cover #85292 | Price: $75.00
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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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Utah
Great Britain. UT. Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Co. (open 1850+). Dated 1852/08/01. Territorial cds on embossed ladies cover to Liverpool, England. Black manuscript "24" due rate, black New York "21" hand stamp, black manuscript "1" shilling due marking. Reverse with red 26 Sep. 1852 GB transit & blue Sep. 27 Liverpool receiving cds. The letter addressed to Levi Richards, a missionary in the British Mission at the time. Richards, a prominent member of the Mormon church, travelled to Salt Lake City as a member of the 1853 James Brown company.
Cover #84613 | Price: $700.00
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Isle of Man. Dated 1813/11/10. Manuscript "10 Nov. 1813 On the Service of the Customs" with "3" that has been crossed out and replace with "2/1". 3p packet rate + 11p per sheet in postal zone Whitehaven to Liverpool (11px2+3p=2/1). On reverse is straight line "ISLE OF MAN" hand stamp. The folded letter with customs report.
Cover #85134 | Price: $275.00
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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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California
United States. CA. Oroville, CA. Butte Co. Dated 1858/04/02. VF cds + magenta ms "Paid 58" (2x24 + 10c West-East coast) on stampless cvr to England. Oily red "38" & tombstone "PAID IN/AMERICA." English b/s. Small tape sealed edge tears at top, back flts. Williams BUT-3100
Cover #595 | Price: $300.00
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California
United States. CA. San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Co. Dated 1853/04/10. VG cds on cvr (toning, wear) to England. Crayon 58. Rate 10c to NY + 16c British packet + 3c England internal x2 for dlb wt. Williams SAF-440
Cover #618 | Price: $275.00
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Illinois
United States. IL. Ottawa, IL. LaSalle Co. (open 1832+). Dated 1858/10/01. Tiverton, England to Ottawa, IL. forwarded to Hastings, MN. 1 Oct. Tiverton cds (front & reverse); 2 Oct. red London transit (reverse); "3 CENTS" GB debit to U.S for GB internal postage; 22 Oct. New York Am. Pkt. 24 cds. Ms "Ford 3" & "27" to show total amount due from addresse in Hastings. Per Vanderbilt steamer Ariel from Southampton 6 Oct., arriving NY 21 Oct.
Cover #84733 | Price: $125.00
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Kentucky
United States. KY. Brownsboro, KY. Oldham Co. (open 1824-1908). Dated 1857/02/14. Ms town & date on cover (no back flap) to Dublin, Ireland. Black New York Am. Pkt "21" (debit to GB) cds. Reverse with red 7 Mar transit & 8 Mar. receiving cds. Per Ocean Line "Washington" dept. NY Feb., arriving Southampton Mar. 7.
Cover #84600 | Price: $95.00
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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. Boston, MA. Suffolk Co. (open 1639+). Dated 1854/02/22. Boston, MA. business letter to forwarder in London, sent under separate cover to Cadiz, Spain. 22 Feb. Boston Br. Pkt. cds on reverse. Tombstone 8 Mar. GB paid, red "PAID" & "19" (GB 3c inland, 16c sea). Pencil "24" at left includes 5c US inland postage. By Cunard steamer Africa from NY 23 Feb., to Liverpool 7 Mar.
Cover #84737 | Price: $125.00
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Maine
United States. ME. Richmond, ME. Sagadahoc Co. (open 1854+). Dated 1855/10/30. Green cds + ms 24 cts on cover to Liverpool, England with 31 Oct. New York "21" Am. Pkt cds & ms 1/ due. Postage was 5c U.S. inland, 16c packet & 3c British inland. Reverse with 12 Nov. Liverpool receiving cds. Per Collins line "Atlantic" departing NY 31 Oct., arriving Liverpool 12 Nov.
Cover #84609 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. Dated 176?/. VG 26x12.5 s/l "NEW/YORK" (type A1 used 1760s) on back of fls to England. 17 mm Bishop Mark "17/?" & "?6/AP" in 15 mm circle. MS "1/" for packet rate.
Cover #801 | Price: $325.00
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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 1854/02/21. New York, NY. business letter to forwarder in London, sent under separate cover to Cadiz, Spain. Merchant hand stamp at left. 21 Feb. NY "10" cds, black manuscript "2/" due at left. On reverse is red 8 March GB receiving cds. Carried by Cunard steamer America from Boston 23 Feb., to Southampton 8 Mar..
Cover #84738 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/04/04. New York "21" cds on folded letter to forwarder in London with forwarding under separate cover to Cadiz, Spain. 5c US inland, 16c sea postage. Manuscript "1/" due in middle. Reverse with 20 Mar. GB transit cds. Per Collins steamer Baltic from NY 4 Mar. to Liverpool 19 Oct. Content includes printed price list of coal & iron to various destinations.
Cover #84741 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/06/17. New York, NY. business letter to forwarder in London, sent under separate cover to Cadiz, Spain. Merchant hand stamp at top. 17 June NY "21" cds, black manuscript "1/" due at in middle.5c US inland & 16c sea postage. On reverse is red 1 July GB receiving cds. Carried by Ocean Line steamer Hermann from NY 17 Jun, to Southampton 1 July.
Cover #84739 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. New York, NY. New York Co. (open 1775+). Dated 1854/06/17. New York "42" cds on double rate folded letter to forwarder in London with forwarding under separate cover to Cadiz, Spain. 10c US inland, 32c sea postage. Manuscript "2/" due in middle. Merchants hand stamp at left. Reverse with 27 Oct. GB transit cds. Per Collins steamer Atlantic from NY 14 Oct. to Liverpool 26 Oct.
Cover #84740 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. Newburgh, NY. Orange Co. Dated 1862/09/09. VG cds & PAID on cvr to England via Cunard "Persia".
Cover #23793 | Price: $22.50
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