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

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

Category — 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 535, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue, One of four recorded 10¢ 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue covers--this is one of the two finest

10¢ Yellow, Re-Issue (127), near perfect centering, rich color, tied by bold "New York Reg" oval on 10¢ Brown entire (U189) to London, England, G. B. Calman stamp dealer corner card, "New York, N.Y. Reg'y Div. 4-21 1884" double-oval datestamp, registry label tied by blue crayon registry marks applied in London, red London registry oval and receiving backstamp

Extremely Fine. This is one of the two finest of only four recorded 10¢ 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue covers--all of which were mailed by stamp dealers in the 1880s.

The 10¢ plus 10¢ postage on this cover prepays the double 5¢ UPU rate and 10¢ registry fee. This cover was not among the three recorded in the 1869 PRA Census.

Ex Edgar Kuphal ("European's Large Gold" collection) and Steven C. Walske ("Lafayette" collection). Illustrated in Rose, United States Postage Stamps of 1869 (p. 87). With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
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