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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 318, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, 5¢ Orange Brown pair and single on a superb and colorful cover to France

5¢ Orange Brown, Type II (30), vertical pair and single, radiant color, tied by red grid cancels with matching "New York Paid 12 Jul. 31" (1861) 12¢ credit datestamp on blue folded cover to Lyon, France, red boxed "P.D." handstamp and Calais arrival datestamp (August 13), Extremely Fine, a beautiful and rare example of the 5¢ Type II Orange Brown on cover--the last published update of the census of 5¢ Orange Brown covers by Dr. Richard M. Searing showed a total of 38 covers, there are probably fewer than 50 covers extant and three stamps is the largest number recorded on cover--with 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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