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

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

Category — 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 317, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, Two 5¢ Orange Brown stamps on a cover to Spain mailed after the new 1861 Issue was released

5¢ Orange Brown, Type II (30), two, beautiful rich color, tied by neat grid cancels, red "N. York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 11" (1861) 7¢ credit datestamp on folded invoice for staves to Cadiz, Spain, endorsed "Via England", blue "8Rs" due handstamp, red London transit (Sep. 23) and Spanish receiving backstamps, trivial edgewear and left stamp with two short perfs at bottom not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine and beautiful cover--a rare and late use of the 5¢ Orange Brown printed from Plate 2 in 1861, the last stamps of the 1857 Issue before all circulating stamps were demonetized beginning in August 1861, this September 11 use occurred nearly a month after the new 5¢ 1861 Issue was released--ex Grunin and Myers, with 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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