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Sale 820 — U.S. Postal History, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 18 January, 2000

Category — The R. K. Schloss Collection of Transcontinental Mails

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 820, Lot Number 152, The R. K. Schloss Collection of Transcontinental Mails Negative Customs Seal, Vancouver Island, Negative Customs Seal, Vancouver IslandNegative Customs Seal, Vancouver Island. Circular handstamp with negative Crown at center and "Customs, Vancouvers Island", mostly clear strike on 10c Green Nesbitt entire to New London Conn. with red Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, "New-York Jun. 27 Paid" (1859) circular datestamp, expertly repaired opening tears along top into 10c stamp, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare provisional use of customs seal by Vancouver Is. postmaster A. C. Anderson to indicate payment of 2-1/2p local postage (used July 1858-June 1859), ex Wellburn

E. 1,500-2,000
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