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

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

Category — 1861-1866 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
512°
c
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 512, 1861-1866 Issue, 1861 and 1869 mixed-issue franking on a beautiful registered cover to Switzerland

15¢ Black (77), used with 5¢ Brown (76) and 3¢ Ultramarine (114), 3¢ with choice centering, tied by quartered cork cancels, "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov. 4" (1869) circular datestamp on registered cover to Zurich, Switzerland, "REGISTERED" straightline handstamp applied at Brooklyn, small "PD" handstamp, red "New York Registered Nov. 6" circular datestamp, "CHARGEE" framed registry handstamp applied in Switzerland, Basel and Zurich backstamps, Very Fine and extremely rare mixed franking with 1861 and 1869 Issue stamps paying the 15¢ Closed Mail rate to Switzerland via England and 8¢ registry fee

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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