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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 329, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, A beautifully centered 24¢ 1860 Issue on rare Glasgow Packet cover to Scotland

24¢ Gray Lilac (37), exceptional centering and margins, intense color and proof-like impression, tied by well-struck blue grid cancel on orange-buff cover to Glasgow, Scotland, clear strike of red "Chicago Am. Pkt. 3 Paid Mar. 13" (1861) credit datestamp, four-line "Glasgow Packet/Paid/MR 28, 1861" datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on a fresh cover with clear markings in red and blue, also a rare example of mail sent through the Chicago exchange office with the Glasgow Packet marking, ex Baker, Grunin, John R. Hill and "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,500-2,000
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