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Ship/Ocean Waterway Covers
 
 
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Lot 2185

1841, Portsmouth NH to Ship Harriet Rockwell Buenos Aires, red "Portsmouth NH" c.d.s. with matching "Paid", manuscript "10" and "70" rates, on folded letter sheet addressed to Captain Woodbury Langdon, Buenos Aires via agent in Rio de Janeiro, on bark Maid of Orleans, transit Montevideo and red Buenos Aires receiver on reverse, with contents, a terrific postal history item, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $90.
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Lot 2186

1858, U.S. to Calcutta via Southampton & Suez, "Portsmouth NH" c.d.s. with matching "Paid" & "5" rate, on cover addressed to "Captain Nath. G. Weeks, Ship Granite State, Care of American Consul, Calcutta", with "Calcutta Steam Letter" receiver on reverse, an uncommon destination, with annotations of ships, transit cities and rates, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2187

St. Nicholas packet marking in shield (Scott U59) (Milgram type M 1320, Klein type K-531), entire with excellent strike in dark blue, addressed to New Orleans; normal pinholes found on Carrol, Hoy correspondence at bottom, lovely Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $200 - 300

While this is not a rare marking, the strike of this packet marking is superior to most all other examples
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Realized $120.
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Lot 2188

Trans Atlantic stampless cover postal history, 19 stampless covers, with Derry NH to London with "5" rate obliterated and handstamped "21", "Steamship/20" rate to Marlboro NH via New York, datelined "Russia" with "Portsmouth NH" straight line to Providence RI, and cover from London to Portsmouth forwarded to Newburyport MA, all on annotated cards, enormous potential for the winning bidder, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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