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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

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2353, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues24c Purple, 30c Black (153, 165), 24c Purple, 30c Black (153, 165)24c Purple, 30c Black (153, 165). 24c superbly centered with wide s.e. at right, used with two slightly overlapping 30c, tied by three strikes of circle of wedges cancel, red "Boston Paid Dec. 23" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to Ahmednuggur, India, sender's routing "Via Brindisi", red crayon "72/3" credit, red London "Paid" transit datestamp, red "3d" British Colonial credit handstamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, each stamp has a small or tiny tear, otherwise Very Fine, the 24c stamp on this cover was described in a Cyril dos Passos article as the silk paper variety, which would make it a Continental printing, but the accompanying P.F. certificates first decline opinion on the Scott number (2004) and subsequently identify the 24c stamp as No. 153 (2011), ex "Andromeda", with 2004 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
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