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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Butterfield Overland Mails

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2068, Butterfield Overland Mails10c Green, Ty. III (33), 10c Green, Ty. III (33)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Tied by partly clear strike of "Sacramento Cal. Oct. 10, 1859" circular datestamp with clear strike of "OVERLAND" straightline handstamp on cover to Meadville Pa., minor edge tears and stamp with some perf toning, Fine and very rare, only six examples of this Sacramento "OVERLAND" marking are recorded, all used between August 1859 and January 1860, in the case of the cover offered here, the Butterfield overland trip of October 10 had already departed, the Sacramento postmaster used the straightline handstamp to ensure it would be carried on the next overland trip on October 14, rather than the steamer scheduled for October 20, illustrated in Mails of the Westward Expansion on p. 166, ex Walske, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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