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

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

Category — Twelve-Cent: Foreign Mails (Scott 17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
433
c
Sale 1242, Lot 433, Twelve-Cent: Foreign Mails (Scott 17)12c Black (17). Horizontal strip of three, used with horizontal strip of three of 3c Dull Red, Type II (11A), neatly cancelled and tied together by grids, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Oct. 25" (1853) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Buenos Aires, Argentina, endorsed "pr Steamer via England" and "pr Canada from Boston", carried on that Cunarder from Boston on Oct. 26, arriving Liverpool Nov. 6, red London transit datestamp, magenta manuscript "40" credit, slightly soiled horizontal file fold far from stamps

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1851 ISSUE FRANKING TO PAY THE 45-CENT BRITISH MAIL RATE TO BUENOS AIRES VIA SOUTHAMPTON.

This is a very rare franking and a fascinating round-trip transatlantic cover from the U.S. to Argentina via Great Britain. A similar cover, with three 12c stamps placed at left and three 3c at right was offered in our 2019 sale of the William H. Gross collection (Sale 1211, lot 277).

Ex Freshwater

E. 3,000-4,000
8,000