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Sale 1211 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 October, 2019

Category — 1851 3¢ Orange Brown and Red Shades

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 206, 1851 3¢ Orange Brown and Red Shades, Unusual printed matter rate cover to Ireland with 3¢ 1851 Issue

3¢ Brownish Carmine, Type II (11A), margins to touched, small scissors-cut at right, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Paid Dec 15" (1855) circular datestamp on blue printed prices current to New Ross, Ireland, sender's ship-name directive "p Africa" but carried on the Cunard steamer America (departing Boston December 19, 1855, arriving Liverpool December 31), neat "America Liverpool DE 31, 55" circular datestamp on back, receiving backstamp (January 2), bold "2" pence handstamp for inland postage, Fine and unusual use of the 3¢ stamp on a printed circular--this was overpaid 1¢, ex Piller and Hackmey, with 2003 R.P.S. certificate

E. 150-200
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