Sale 1242 — The Gordon Eubanks Collection: United States 1851 to 1856 Imperforate Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-13 October, 2021

Category — Three-Cent: Orange Brown, Types I, II (Scott 10-10A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
148
c
Sale 1242, Lot 148, Three-Cent: Orange Brown, Types I, II (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Type II (10A). Large margins to barely in at top right, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Geneva N.Y. Jul. 1" circular datestamp on 1851 First Day of Issue folded letter to Rochester N.Y. and forwarded to Litchfield Conn., red "FORWARDED" straightline handstamp with "Rochester N.Y. Jul. 2" circular datestamp, manuscript "5" unpaid rate at top right for forwarding postage

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE FIRST DAY COVER WITH BOTH OF THE JULY 1, 1851, RATES--PREPAID 3-CENTS BY STAMP AND FORWARDED WITH 5-CENTS POSTAGE DUE. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY RECORDED 3-CENT 1851 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER FROM GENEVA, NEW YORK.

The cover offered here is extremely desirable because it has a clear July 1, 1851, date in the letter and it shows the first day of the 3c paid and 5c collect rates.

Ex Burleigh. Illustrated in 1851 Sesquicentennial book on p. 126. With 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott value $12,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
17,500