Sale 1264 — The Stephen Rose Collection of 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue
Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Category — Foreign Uses: Mexico, Cuba, DWI, South & Central America
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MIXED FRANKING -- MIXED COUNTRIES AND MIXED ISSUES -- PAYING POSTAGE FROM CUBA TO THE UNITED STATES AND BEYOND TO SPAIN.
This is a fascinating cover and one of approximately ten recorded from the Quadrada correspondence from Cuba to Spain. Most of the Quadrada covers were overpaid to allow for passage by the first available ship, no matter what mail contract applied. From the transit and credit markings on this particular 1874 cover, it is possible to reconstruct its rate, route, and weight. The total required franking was 60c U.S. plus 100 centesimos (1 peseta) to pay for internal Cuban postage. The U.S. share of the 60c was 24c, including 20c for passage of a double-rate cover from Cuba to the U.S. The red crayon credit mark "36/2", applied at the New York exchange office indicates a credit of 36c to Britain for a double-rate cover weighing -1/2-1 ounce. Of this 36c, Britain owed 12c to Spain, as indicated by the red "6" credit mark applied in London (6p = 12c). The Spanish rate was two British pence per 10 grams. Thus, the "6" denotes that Britain credited Spain with a triple rate, corresponding to a cover weighing 20-30 grams.
Ex Knapp and from our 2010 Rarities sale.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF A STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ON A 10-CENT STEAMSHIP COVER FROM THE WEST INDIES TO BOSTON.
The strip was affixed in St. Thomas during the cover's transit from Christiansted, perhaps due to a shortage of 10c stamps at origin. There is a bit of red manuscript below the strip at right which may indicate that the 10c was paid before the cover left St. Croix. From St. Thomas the cover was carried on the May 13, 1871, sailing of the North America, arriving New York May 20. Research by Stephen Rose indicates this is the only recorded 2c 1869 Pictorial strip of five paying the 10c rate from the West Indies.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL COVERS TO ARGENTINA, THIS BEING THE ONLY 28-CENT RATE VIA BRITISH MAIL. AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC RARITY.
Illustrated in Brookman book (p. 181), Rose 1869 book (p. 33) and in color in 1869 PRA Census (p. 137). Ex Coulter. With 1973 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND SCARCE FRANKING TO PAY DOUBLE THE 34-CENT RATE BY AMERICAN PACKET TO PANAMA AND THEN TO DESTINATION VIA BRITISH PACKET.
This rate was in effect from October 1867 to March 1870. Ex Foote and Frohlich. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION OF THE 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE AND THE 1868 30-CENT F GRILL ON A COLORFUL COVER TO PERU.
Ex Dr. Lebow. With 1990 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE AND COLORFUL 10-CENT AND 2-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL COMBINATION COVER TO PERU, PAYING THE NEW 22-CENT RATE.
The single rate to Peru was 34c up to March 1870, when the rate was lowered to 22c, shortly before this cover was mailed. With 1997 P.S.E. certificate
FINE. A REMARKABLE COMBINATION OF 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUES TO PAY THE 22-CENT BRITISH MAIL RATE TO PERU ON A LADY'S ATTRACTIVE COLORED ENVELOPE.
Ex Dr. Martin.
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.
Ex Laehder and Price. With 1997 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A STRIKING AND RARE COMBINATION OF 2-CENT AND 15-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE STAMPS ON A 34-CENT RATE COVER TO PERU BY AMERICAN AND BRITISH PACKET, FROM THE DAVIS CORRESPONDENCE.
The 34c rate prepaid 10c U.S. postage to Panama by American Packet and the 24c British Packet charge for service to Peru. The rate was superseded by the 22c rate in March 1870.
Ex Ishikawa, Walske and from our 1976 Rarities sale.