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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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
542°
c
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 542, 1870-1888 Bank Note Company Issues, An extraordinary 2¢ 1883 Issue first day cover from Fort Keogh, Montana, to Madeira

2¢ Red Brown (210), wide and even margins, rich color, tied by "Fort Keogh Mont. Oct. 1" (1883) First Day circular datestamp and cork cancel on 3¢ Green on Amber entire to Funchal, Madeira Islands, sender's directive "West Africa" clear strike of "Correio Lisboa 20 Nov. 83" transit datestamp on back, oval Funchal receiving datestamp on back (November 22)

Extremely Fine despite a few small cover edge tears at top and small part of top flap missing.

This is without question the most remarkable First Day cover for Scott 210, sent from a fort in Montana Territory to the Portuguese colony of Madeira off the west coast of Africa.

Ex Lawrence Fisher.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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