Sale 1264 — The Stephen Rose Collection of 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue
Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Category — Foreign Uses: France
VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE MIXED-ISSUE FRANKING FOR THE 10-CENT "PHANTOM RATE" TO FRANCE.
Effective July 1, 1870, the new Anglo-French postal convention reduced the rate between Great Britain and France to 3p per 10 grams, which in turn reduced the Phantom Rate from 12c to 10c (with a corresponding reduction in credit to GB from 8c to 6c). This is as an extremely rare, if not unique combination of stamps for the Phantom Rate.
Signed Ashbrook. Ex Kuphal and Barwis.