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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 208, 1851 3¢ Orange Brown and Red Shades, A stunning strip of the 1851 3¢ Claret on a cover to France

3¢ Claret, Type I (11), horizontal strip of five, three large margins, clear to just touched at bottom, right stamp faint pre-use bend, tied by Boston large "Paid" grid cancels and red "Boston Paid 12 29 Jul." (1857) 12¢ credit datestamp on cover to Paris, France, black "Boston Br. Pkt. 29 Jul." circular datestamp on back--carried on the Cunarder America, departing Boston July 29, 1857, and arriving Liverpool August 10--French arrival datestamp (August 11) and Paris receiving backstamp, Very Fine, an outstanding cover bearing a strip of five of the 3¢ Claret shade to pay the treaty rate to France, ex Hicks

E. 1,000-1,500
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