EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING FROM THE GODDARD CORRESPONDENCE, PAYING THE 21-CENT RATE VIA OPEN MAIL AMERICAN PACKET TO BRITAIN AND THENCE BY BRITISH MAILS.
With 1980 and 2012 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF AN EARLY STAMP DEALER'S ADVERTISING COVER TO SWITZERLAND.
According to research by the late Steven R. Belasco, Kline's Emporium was run by John W. Klein (spelling differs from how it is printed on the cover). Under the name A.C. Klein, he published the first stamp catalogue in the United States in 1862.
Ex "Sevenoaks" and Belasco
VERY FINE AND RARE. AN OUTSTANDING USE OF A STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1861 24-CENT LILAC ON A COVER FROM CALIFORNIA TO BOMBAY VIA NEW YORK AND LONDON.
The 24c credit and New York datestamp indicate that despite the sender's payment and directive, the cover was sent by American packet via London.
Ex "Patrick Henry" collection. With 2012 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 1868 12-CENT Z GRILL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER TO IRELAND. THIS IS THE SECOND-EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THIS STAMP.
Grilled issues on patriotic covers are extremely rare, since the war was over for three years before regular grilled stamp production.
With 1996 P.F. and 2002 A.P.S. certificates.
FRESH AND VERY FINE. A PRISTINE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE $1.00 1923 ISSUE USED FROM WASHINGTON D.C.
The dollar-value 1922 Issues are exceedingly rare on First Day covers.