90c Blue (72).
Used with two 3c Rose (65),
tied by large circle of V's cork cancel on 1863 cover to Clifton, Bristol, England,
red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Dec. 29" circular datestamp, red crayon "76" credit, Bristol and Clifton backstamps, docketed at left "Book not named yet & not published..."
, barely reduced at left, minor edgewear
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ARE RARE SMALL-FORMAT QUADRUPLE-RATE COVER TO ENGLAND BEARING THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
The Herzog-Starnes census of 90c covers (Chronicle No. 140, November 1988) records only nine 90c covers used to England. The rate of 96c pays four-times the 24c rate by British Mails.
With 1959 P.F. certificate. From our 1981 Rarities sale.
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