Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — Allen 12c 1851-57: Imperforate, Domestic Covers (Scott 17)
AN ASTOUNDING 25-STAMP FRANKING WITH THE ONE-CENT AND 12-CENT 1851 IMPERFORATE ISSUES, ALONG WITH THE 10-CENT 1857 PERFORATED -- INCLUDING A STRIP OF FIVE OF THE SCARCE TYPE I -- ON A TRANSCONTINENTAL COVER PAYING 25 TIMES 10-CENT PER HALF-OUNCE RATE.
The transcontinental rate was raised to 10c in 1855. This remarkable combination paid 25 times the 10c rate on a cover sent via Panama to a Baltimore ship chandler and operator of omnibuses.
Elliott Perry remarked about this cover, "I have never seen anything like this in my life." Ex Rust, Giamporcaro, Hackmey and Gross. With 1999 P.F. certificate.