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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 331, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, A lovely three-color 1857-60 Issue franking to France from the Payen correspondence

30¢ Orange (38), vivid color, used with 5¢ Brown, Type II (30A) and 10¢ Green, Type V (35), tied by red grid cancels and 5¢ and 10¢ by "New York Paid 36 Nov. 27" (1860) 36¢ credit datestamp on blue folded cover to Lyon, France, from the Payen correspondence with beautiful calligraphic address, sender's ship-name directive "Steamer by Canada"--carried on that Cunarder, departing Boston on November 28, 1860, and arriving at Liverpool December 9--French arrival datestamp (December 11), boxed "P.D." handstamp, receiving backstamp

Very Fine and immaculate. A colorful franking paying the 45¢ rate to France from the Payen correspondence.

Ex Alfred H. Caspary.

E. 2,000-3,000
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