VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE THREE-COLOR COMBINATION FRANKING TO PERU FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE.
The franking pays double the 22c rate via American Packet and thence by British Mail via Panama.
With 1997 P.F. certificate. Ex Laehder.
FINE. THE SECOND EARLIEST USE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Ex Mack. With 1949 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL COVER BEARING TWO COPIES OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND 1870 BANK NOTE STAMPS FOR THE TRIPLE 22-CENT RATE TO PERU. THIS COVER FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF ALL 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS.
The mixed-issue franking of 66c postage pays three times the 22c rate to Peru by American Packet and British Packet via Panama.
Ex Klein. With 2014 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. ONLY TWO COMBINATION COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE 15-CENT TYPE I AND 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE COVERS EXTANT AND A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PRICE COLLECTION.
This franking pays the triple 15c treaty rate to France, and the 18c credit corresponds to the triple 6c credit to France for a letter sent by British or American Packet via England. One other cover is known with a similar franking. It is also addressed to France (from New Orleans), but was carried by American Packet Direct with a corresponding 9c credit (Walske collection).
Ex Seybold, Knapp and Dr. Heimburger. With copy of 1996 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB SINGLE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL FRANKING AND VERY EARLY USE OF THE ISSUE.
The earliest documented use of the 30c 1869 is a cover to Hong Kong backstamped at New York on May 28, 1869, one day prior to the postmark date on the cover offered here.
Noted in the 1869 Pictorial Census. Ex Knapp, Ishikawa and Dr. Martin.
EXTREMELY FINE STAMP ON AN ATTRACTIVE FRONT. A RARE DOUBLE-RATE USE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL TO FRANCE, SENT DIRECT VIA AMERICAN PACKET.
Carried aboard the HAPAG Hammonia II, which departed New York July 6 and arrived in Cherbourg on July 18.
Ex Eubanks. With 1992 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as full cover to a foreign destination $35,000.00