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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 897, Columbian & Trans-Mississippi Issues2c Trans-Mississippi (286), 2c Trans-Mississippi (286)2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps, Very Fine and most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate, despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks, ex Dr. Heimburger

E. 750-1,000
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