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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — India and Afghanistan

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1425
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1425, India and Afghanistan30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Green (147), 10c Brown (150) and 15c Bright Orange (152), tied by quartered cork cancels, light strike of red "Boston Paid" circular datestamp also ties stamps on 1871 pre-printed Bissell correspondence cover to Ahmednuggur, India, printed "Via Southampton" directive, crayon "72/4" credit for quadruple 22c rate (18c credit per rate), red crayon "4" Colonial rate, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jul. 31), Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, 15c with wrinkling from application not noted on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A STRIKING FOUR-COLOR 1870 BANK NOTE ISSUE FRANKING TO INDIA. ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL OF ALL COVERS FROM THE BISSELL CORRESPONDENCE.

Ex Needham, Ackerman, Albert and Weiss. With 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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