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

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

Category — 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 311, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, 3¢ 1857 Issue on cover to the captain of a whaling vessel in Indonesia

3¢ Dull Red, Type III (26), tied by "Holmes Hole Ms. Nov. 2" (1857) circular datestamp on buff cover to Kema, Isle of Celebes, East Indies, addressed to Captain James L. Smith of the whaling ship Newark, in care of the governor of Kema, with part of rate paid in cash, "PAID" straightline handstamp, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Nov. 3" circular datestamp, red "London Paid" transit datestamp (November 17), manuscript rates including "73" crossed out and "56" magenta credit--carried on the Cunarder Europa, departing Boston November 4, 1857, arriving Liverpool November 16--manuscript "30" Dutch cents due from addressee, overall toning and slight crease, Fine and attractive, a rare and unusual use of the 3¢ 1857 Issue on cover to Indonesia, ex Piller, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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