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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — France (including Algeria and Corsica)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1252
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1252, France (including Algeria and Corsica)30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Bright shade, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Paid 12 Dec. 29" credit datestamp on square-shaped 1860 cover to Mostaganem, French Algeria, handsomely addressed with explicit detail ("Africa", "Algerie", "Province d'Oran"), French transit circular datestamp front and back, Mostaganem receiving backstamp, couple small edge tears

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND EXOTIC DESTINATION IN THE CLASSIC PERIOD.

Although Algeria was considered by French postal authorities to be part of France (with the same rates), it is highly regarded as a separate destination by postal history collectors.

Ex Haas and "Sevenoaks"

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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