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Sale 1041 — The William H. Gross Collection: 1847 & 1851-56 Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Category — On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Alabama thru Delaware

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 98, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Alabama thru Delaware5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, each with large even margins, gorgeous bright color with strong reddish hue, tied by clear strikes of "paint" red grid cancel, matching "Mobile Ala. May 16" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York City, datelined at New Orleans, May 15, 1850, Extremely Fine, two superb stamps on a way-mail cover from the 1847 period, Van Koppersmith refers to these Mobile covers as unmarked way mail (Chronicle 215, pp. 196-198), ex Caspary and Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
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