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Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 518, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal strip of five, large to full margins, worn-plate impression, tied by multiple strikes of New York City red grid cancel, used with Canada, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1), large margins all around, tied by 7-ring target cancel on envelope to Reverend Egerton Ryerson in London, England, sender’s directive “Via United States” and “By Steamer of 7th of May 1851” across top of envelope above the stamps--intended for the Cunard Line’s Asia, but carried by the Havre Line’s Humboldt on its maiden voyage--red “CANADA” in framed arc cross-border handstamp, the stamps are also tied by “3” credit handstamp applied in New York City foreign-mail office and by red “PAID OI 19MY19 1851” receiving datestamp applied in London, strip with light natural pre-printing paper folds and small margin tear at top of center stamp, the cover is immaculate

THE UNIQUE CANADA AND UNITED STATES FIRST ISSUES MIXED-FRANKING COVER WITH THE 1851 3-PENCE “BEAVER” AND A STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE -- LONG REGARDED AS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MOST IMPORTANT COVERS OF THE UNITED STATES AND, BY VIRTUE OF ITS DUAL-COUNTRY FIRST ISSUE FRANKING, ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING COVERS IN ALL OF CLASSIC WORLDWIDE PHILATELY.

USPCS census no. 310. Illustrated or discussed in Bakers’ U.S. Classics (p. 147), United States Postage Stamps of the 19th Century (Vol. I, noted on p. 25), “Covers with Three or More 1847 Stamps” (Chronicle 254, May 2017), Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps (Vol. V, noted on p. 150), Classic United States Imperforate Stamps (p. 12) and Alexander 1847 Census book (p. 34). Exhibited at World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor. Ex Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman, Henry C. Gibson, Ezra D. Cole, Philip G. Rust, Ryohei Ishikawa, Guido Craveri, Joseph Hackmey and William H. Gross. With 1993 P.F. certificate

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