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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — 1861-68 Issues

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1028, 1861-68 Issues24c Steel Blue (70b), 24c Steel Blue (70b)24c Steel Blue (70b). Used with 1c Blue (63) and 12c Black (69), all three cancelled by neat "Paid" handstamps, "Gorham Me. Feb. 2?" (ca. 1862) circular datestamp on cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, "Portland Me. Am. Pkt. 46 Mar. 1" debit datestamp, red Aachen backstamp, blue manuscript due markings, 24c stamp with some discoloration and cover restored at right, top right corner and back, Very Fine appearance, prepaid for the 37c Prussian Closed Mail rate but over the single-rate weight limit and treated as unpaid, this must have been sent prior to May 1863 when the rate via Prussian Closed Mail was lowered from 37c to 35c, ex Gibson, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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