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

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

Category — 1870-1888 Bank Note Company Issues

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 538, 1870-1888 Bank Note Company Issues2¢ 1873 Issue used from the U.S, 2¢ 1873 Issue used from the U.S2¢ 1873 Issue used from the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai

2¢ Brown (157), horizontal pair and single, cancelled by circle of small wedges and tied by "U.S. Postal Agc'y Shanghai, Dec. 13" (ca. 1875) circular datestamp on cover to Chicago, neat "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 25" transit datestamp, blue "Chicago Ill. Carrier CA2 Feb. 2" backstamp, left stamp with small margin tear at right, small sealed tear at bottom of cover, Very Fine, a beautiful cover from the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, overpaying the 5¢ U.P.U. rate by 1¢, ex Drucker

E. 400-500
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