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

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

Category — Fancy Cancellations—Waterbury, Connecticut

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 427, Fancy Cancellations—Waterbury, Connecticut, Nearly complete Buttonless shoe of Waterbury on 1¢ 1869 Pictorial

Buttonless Shoe (Congress Gaiter), Waterbury, Connecticut (Rohloff O-12), bold strike cancels 1¢ Buff (112), faint diagonal crease at bottom left, Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, according to Wikipedia, this style of buttonless shoe was invented for Queen Victoria in 1836, utilizing stretchable rubber (a new invention) at the sides in place of laces but still keeping the profile of lace-ups, its feminine image was soon lost and was adopted by male wearers, at which time it was dubbed the Congress Gaiter or Boston Boot in the United States

E. 1,000-1,500
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