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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 3¢ Orange Brown and Red Shades

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 202, 1851 3¢ Orange Brown and Red Shades, A rare 1851 Issue cover to Africa--carried outside the mails beyond the United States

3¢ Dull Red, Type I (11), margins clear to in, bright color, small flaw at top, tied by blue "Andover Mass. Jan. 12" (ca. 1856-57) circular datestamp on cover to Corisco, West Africa, addressed to Mrs. George McQueen, who traveled to Corisco in 1855 and married a missionary, sender's directive "Via No. 28 Centre Street, New York", neat "Boston Br. Pkt. 14 Jan." backstamp indicating this was sent from Andover to the foreign-mail office at Boston, but then redirected to the Centre Street mission address in New York City, Very Fine, an extremely rare early use to Africa, carried by hand to Corisco in West Africa, ex Piller, Giamporcaro and Hackmey, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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