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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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
537°
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 537, 1875 Re-Issue of 1869 Pictorial Issue, One of only three recorded 24¢ 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue covers used during the proper time period and one of only two addressed to a foreign country

24¢ Green & Violet, Re-Issue (130), choice centering, intense colors and proof-like impressions, used with 1¢ Dark Ultramarine (182), deep shade, matching cork cancels, purple "REGISTERED/JUN. 13, 1881/ BROOKLYN, N.Y." three-line datestamp on cover to Hanover, Germany, sent by R. R. Bogert, a well-known 19th century stamp dealer, his address label on back, German registry label on front, receiving backstamps

Extremely Fine. This is one of only three recorded 24¢ 1869 Re-Issue covers used during the proper time period, of which only two are addressed to a foreign country.

There are four recorded 24¢ 1869 Pictorial Re-Issue covers, including one mailed in 1926, well out of the proper period of use. Of the three, one is addressed to Boston, and two are addressed to Germany. The sender of this cover, R. R. Bogert, was an early and prominent stamp dealer beginning in the 1870s. He was a co-founder of the National Philatelical Society and the subsequent American Philatelic Association (the modern-day APS). He was also co-founder of the Collectors Club of New York and co-author with John K. Tiffany of a book on postal stationery. A notice of his death on January 23, 1907, can be found in Gibbons Stamp Weekly (vol. 5, p. 126).

Ex Waltes (1920s J.C. Morgenthau & Co. sale) and Millard H. Mack.

E. 20,000-30,000
24,000
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