VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE FRANKING PAYING THE DOUBLE 23-CENT RATE TO GREECE VIA NORTH GERMAN UNION CLOSED MAIL. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS TO GREECE AND IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS DOUBLE RATE.
Ex Cutts (from our 1996 Rarities sale). With 1996 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON NORTH GERMAN UNION MAIL COVER TO BEIRUT, SYRIA.
The Laurence 10c 1869 book notes that the addressee was a Christian evangelist who for many years was part of the American Presbyterian Mission in Beirut, where the American University was founded. Dennis served as librarian for the mission and corresponded with other missionaries around the world. There are ten recorded 10c 1869 covers to Syria, including eight sent via NGU Mail. Five of the eight bear two singles to pay the 20c NGU rate.