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

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

Category — 1855 10¢ Green—Types II and III

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 260, 1855 10¢ Green—Types II and III, Three-color 1851 Issue franking from California to Prince Edward Island

10¢ Green, Type II (14), large margins to clear, used with two 1¢ Blue, Type IV (9) and 3¢ Dull Red, Type I (11), the 3¢ and one 1¢ small corner creases, large margins to in, tied by "Sacramento City Cal. May 19" (1856) circular datestamps on cover to Bedique, Prince Edward Island, one 1¢ also tied by red "United States" in oval handstamp, found to be overweight so manuscript "30" due marking applied which is converted into "1/6" (1sh6p) due from recipient, "St. John's, New Brunswick JU 17, 1856" and "Prince Edward Island JU 23, 1856" circular datestamps on back, missing top flap, edge tears, overall wear, otherwise Fine, an unusual use from California to Prince Edward Island, found to be overweight and so treated as unpaid, ex Hackmey

E. 500-750
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