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Sale 1211 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 October, 2019

Category — 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Late

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 181, 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Late, The largest recorded multiple of the 1¢ 1851 on cover, used on an envelope containing a court deposition sent from Fairfield, Texas, to the clerk of DeWitt County Court

1¢ Blue, Type IV (9), Positions 14-19/24-29L1L, block of twelve, large margins to in, used with 3¢ Rose, Type I (25), tied by "Fairfield Texas, February 20th/58" manuscript postmark on large cover to the clerk of the county court in DeWitt County, Texas, blurry strike of "Fairfield Tex. Feb. 20" circular datestamp, docketing indicates this contained depositions

Fine-Very Fine appearance; stamps with some minor faults and cover slightly toned and worn.

This is the largest recorded multiple of the 1¢ 1851 Issue on cover. The 15¢ postage pays the five-times 3¢ rate.

Ex Joseph Hackmey.

E. 4,000-5,000
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