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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — 1857-60 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
831
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 831, 1857-60 Issue3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, nice centering and margins, tied by "La Grange Tex. Jul. 12, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Austin Tex., addressed to "Swantee Palm", another name for Swen Jaensson, a Swedish immigrant who served as postmaster of La Grange and Austin at different times, the small envelope has a printed woodcut illustration of soldiers in front of building with mounted officer and U.S. flag, "J.W.O.P.P." imprint at bottom, missing backflap, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare design that we have not encountered before, this is probably a depiction of a military academy in La Grange

E. 1,000-1,500
4,500
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