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Sale 853 — U.S. Postal History & Foreign

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 December, 2002

Category — Locals (Metropolitan thru U.S. Express)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2679
 
Sale Number 853, Lot Number 2679, Locals (Metropolitan thru U.S. Express)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4), Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4)Priest's Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (2c) Black on Rose Wove (121L4). Large to huge margins, intense shade, uncancelled as usual, used on large part of folded cover (address panel and back panel) to local street address, tiny eroded spot at top, stamp is superb and lettersheet is otherwise clean

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ONE OF NINE RECORDED PRIEST'S DESPATCH BLACK-ON-PINK USAGES.

Steven M. Roth's census lists eight covers with 121L4, and we have added one additional cover (see Golden sale, lot 1445). Not all of the recorded covers have stamps that necessarily originated.

Pencil note on back "Found in Phila. 1919." Ex Needham, Boker, Lilly and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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