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

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

Category — 1856 5¢ Red Brown

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 238, 1856 5¢ Red Brown, 5¢ 1856 Issue used on a "Three Months" cover to Italy via England and France

5¢ Red Brown (12), large to huge margins showing bit of adjoining stamp at top, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 9" (1856) circular datestamp on folded cover to Intra, Piedmont, Italy, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Dec. 24" circular datestamp--carried on the Cunarder Africa, departing New York December 24, 1856, and arriving at Liverpool January 4, 1857, the first Cunard sailing to arrive during the "Three Months" period--"GB/1F60C" framed Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red Liverpool transit backstamp and Calais arrival datestamp (both January 5), manuscript "10" decimes due for transit charges, Intra receiving backstamp (January 10), top back panel detached and rejoined, slight toning, Very Fine, a scarce 5¢ 1856 cover to Italy carried under the same "Three Months" interim arrangements as mail to France, ex Caspary, Mayer and Hackmey, illustrated in Frajola-Mayer, The United States Five Cent Stamp of 1856 (p. 99), with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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