VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE ON A FREMONT 1856 CAMPAIGN COVER TO CANADA. PROBABLY UNIQUE.
We record only two other 10c 1855 Issue covers with a Fremont design--both mailed domestically and with different designs than the one offered here. This is the only example we record mailed to Canada.
With 2019 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND OUTSTANDING COVER TO MEXICO WITH A CHOICE STRIP OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT 1855 TYPE III.
Discussed and illustrated in Ashbrook Special Service #49 (photo 197). Illustrated in Brookman Vol. I (p. 167). Ex Filstrup and Emerson. Signed Ashbrook.
VERY FINE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE 1851 ISSUE FRANKING, INCLUDING A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT TYPE III, USED TO PAY THE DOUBLE 21-CENT BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE TO FRANCE BY AMERICAN PACKET.
The 42c postage pays the double 21c British Open Mail rate by American Packet. The double rate was calculated in New York, but the 24 decimes due--three times the 8 decimes per 7.5 grams--was based on the weight calculated in France and noted as 16 grams at left.
Ex Hackmey and Gross. Signed Baudot and Calves handstamp. With 2019 P.F. certificate