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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 99, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Alabama thru Delaware10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Positions 87-88R1, horizontal pair, large even margins all around, beautiful sharp impression on bright paper, cancelled by two strikes of "paint" red grid cancel, matching "Mobile Ala. Jul. 14" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Whelen & Co. in Philadelphia datelined at New Orleans, Jul. 13, 1850, vertical file fold thru left 10c stamp, the crease is barely noticeable, otherwise Extremely Fine, Van Koppersmith refers to these Mobile covers as unmarked way mail (Chronicle 215, pp. 196-198), ex Newbury, Matthies and Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
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