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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 185, 1851 1¢ Blue—Plate 1 Late, An attractive transcontinental cover to San Francisco--the mate to a famous 1847 Issue cover

1¢ Blue, Type IV (9), recut once at top and bottom, large margins to clear, used with horizontal strip of three of 3¢ Dull Red, Type II (11A), large margins to just in at top, cancelled or tied by penstrokes, red "Exeter N.Y. Jan. 15" (1856) circular datestamp with day in pen, on bright buff cover to San Francisco, receipt docketing at upper left, Very Fine, an attractive cover paying the 10¢ transcontinental rate, this cover comes from the same correspondence as the unique 5¢ 1847 and 1851 combination cover (USPCS census no. 5697), ex Gibson, Hart and Hackmey

E. 750-1,000
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