Sale 767 — 1995 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Monday, 5 June, 1995
Category — 1861-66 Issue
A VERY FINE AND OUTSTANDING PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL USAGE WITH WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE A UNIQUE FRANKING
This cover was one of the highlights of the Russo Black Jack collection. Ex Klein. Signed Ashbrook
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE BLACK JACK STAMP TO PAY SHIP FEE ON A TRANS-OCEANIC COVER FROM HAWAII TO ENGLAND VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK
The double rate U.S. postage to England was prepaid with the 24c pair, and the Black Jack stamp prepaid the 2c ship captain's fee. Hawaiian postage was paiud in coin at the Honolulu post office. Very few covers are known showing use of the Black Jack stamp from Hawaii.