Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History
Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007
Category — 1869 Pictorial Issue
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE 1869 PICTORIAL COVER TO SPAIN VIA BRITISH OPEN MAIL.
This was presumably stamped for the 22c fully-prepaid British Mail rate to Spain, but it was over the 7.5 gram (-1/4 oz.) weight limit and was instead marked "Paid Only to England" with 8 reales due in Spain. The 10c rate to Spain via British Open Mail lasted only nine months after the 1869 Pictorials were issued.
Ex Coulter. With 1983 and 2006 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ISSUES TO PAY THE 8-CENT REGISTRY FEE AND 19-CENT NORTH GERMAN UNION RATE FROM THE CALIFORNIA COAL-MINING TOWN OF BLACK DIAMOND TO THE TICINO REGION OF SWITZERLAND.
Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)