10c Green, Type III (15).
Horizontal strip of three, huge margins all around, used with 3c Dull Red, Type I (11),
large to huge margins, cancelled or tied by grids and "Greenfield Ms. Mar. 17" (1857) circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Shanghai, China,
from the Reverend Henry Blodget correspondence, sender's directive "via New York"
, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 18" circular datestamp on back, magenta manuscript "28"
credit--carried on the Cunarder Persia
, departing New York March 18, 1857, and arriving Liverpool March 29 due to heavy fog, but mails unloaded via steam tug on March 28--red London circular datestamp (March 30), "Hong-Kong 22MY 1857" transit datestamp on back
EXTREMELY FINE. A STUNNING COVER TO SHANGHAI, CHINA, WITH A 3-CENT 1851 AND HUGE-MARGINED STRIP OF THE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE PAYING THE 33-CENT RATE BY BRITISH MAIL VIA SOUTHAMPTON.
Ex Gross (Sale 1211, lot 268).
For information on the Blodget Corrrespondence: https://siegelauctions.com/2021/1248/blodget.pdf
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