EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL FRANKING TO INDIA, BEARING A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
This was prepaid for the 28c rate but credited in accordance with the 27c rate during the GPU/UPU period (the credit in centimes replaced old U.S. currency credit markings). Overall a spectacular cover in pristine condition.
Ex "Andromeda". With 2011 P.F. certificate
"V" in Heart, Waterbury Connecticut (Rohloff J-2), bold strike ties 1¢ Ultramarine (156) on small embossed Valentine to local addressee, neat "Waterbury Ct. Feb. 16" circular datestamp, with original multicolored enclosure, some slight cover toning barely affects a few perfs, Very Fine strike, illustrated in Rohloff, The Waterbury Cancellations 1865-1890 (p. 114), ex Jennings