VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 12-CENT AND ONE-CENT 1869 ISSUE ON A 25-CENT AMERICAN PACKET RATE COVER TO ARGENTINA.
This combination paid the 25c rate for service via American packet to Rio de Janeiro, and from there by French packet to Buenos Aires. The 1869 PRA Census records only three 12c covers to Argentina.
Ex Juhring, Rose and Kuphal
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION FRANKING OF 12-CENT AND 10-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE ON A DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE COVER TO PERU.
The franking on this cover was sufficient to pay the 34c rate via American and then British packet. The transition to 22c occurred shortly before the cover was mailed and the 12c credit confirms that it was treated as a 22c cover.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COVER WITH THE 10-CENT AND 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE USED TO LIMA, PERU, CORRECTLY PAYING THE 34-CENT RATE TO LIMA, PERU, BY AMERICAN AND BRITISH PACKET. ONE OF THE GEMS OF THE FAMOUS PORTCHESTER FIND.
The Davis correspondence, also known as the famous Portchester find (named for the New York town where many of the covers originated), provided a large number of high-value 1869 Pictorial Issue covers addressed to Lima, Peru. The rate was reduced to 22c after Feb. 16, 1870, so 24c stamps were no longer used except to pay the double rate (two are known).
Illustrated in Laurence 10c 1869 book (p. 86). With 1960 P.F. certificate.