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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 332, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, 30¢ 1860 Issue pair on a colorful cover to the Cape of Good Hope

30¢ Orange (38), horizontal pair, well-centered with vibrant color, used with two 3¢ Dull Red, Type III (26), tied by large "Paid" grid cancels, red Boston American Packet circular datestamp on back (about half of marking missing due to a tear), on May 1861 blue folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, red crayon "24" double-rate credit, sender's ship-name directive "Via England per Hammonia"--carried on that HAPAG steamer, departing New York on May 18, 1861, and arriving at Southampton May 30--red "London Paid" transit datestamp (May 31), manuscript "2" British Colonial credit marking, Capetown (July 19) and Port Elizabeth (July 21) receiving backstamps, small pieces of back missing affecting Boston and Cape of Good Hope markings

Extremely Fine. A colorful and rare 30¢ 1860 Issue franking paying the double 33¢ rate to the Cape of Good Hope via Southampton.

Ex Stephen D. Brown, Edward S. Knapp, Charles A. Shierson, Philip G. Rust and Dr. Leonard Kapiloff.

E. 2,000-3,000
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