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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2350
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2350, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues6c Carmine (148), 6c Carmine (148)6c Carmine (148). Brilliant color, used in combination with 1c Ultramarine (156) and horizontal pair of 10c Brown, 1873 Issue (161), all tied by lightly struck grid cancels, "Bardwell's Ferry, Mass. Apr 3" (1876) circular datestamp, perfect strike of red "New York 1.10 Apr 4" credit datestamp (110 centimes = 22c) on immaculate cover to Ahmednuggur, India, sender's routing "Via Brindisi", red London Paid transit datestamp, red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, Sea Post Office and Ahmednugger arrival backstamps, right 10c stamp with inconsequential mild corner crease mentioned for accuracy

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND IMMACULATE THREE-COLOR BANK NOTE ISSUE FRANKING ON A COVER TO INDIA.

This is one of the freshest and most attractive Bank Note Issue covers to India we have encountered. It was prepaid in accordance with the 27c rate during the GPU/UPU period (the credit in centimes replaced old U.S. currency credit markings).

Ex Ainsworth

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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