Sale 1264 — The Stephen Rose Collection of 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue

Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Category — Foreign Uses: Mexico, Cuba, DWI, South & Central America

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
323
c
Sale 1264, Lot 323, Foreign Uses: Mexico, Cuba, DWI, South & Central America24c Green & Violet (120). Rich colors and proof-like impressions, used with horizontal pair of 2c Brown (113), small nick in bottom of right stamp, tied by circle of wedges cancel, pair also tied by red "Boston Paid May 31" (1870) circular datestamp on cover to Buenos Aires, Argentina, red crayon "24" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 13) ties stamps, clear strike of "Buenos Aires C. 22 Jul. 1870" receiving datestamp on the face of the cover, reduced right edge simply repaired with small strip of paper (not affecting stamp)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL COVERS TO ARGENTINA, THIS BEING THE ONLY 28-CENT RATE VIA BRITISH MAIL. AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC RARITY.

Illustrated in Brookman book (p. 181), Rose 1869 book (p. 33) and in color in 1869 PRA Census (p. 137). Ex Coulter. With 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 15,000-20,000
15,000