Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 1847 Issue On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
227
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 227, 1847 Issue On Cover5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). 10c horizontal pair and single, ample to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom of pair, small tear at top of left stamp, right stamp small surface scuff, tied by ms. lines on cover to Canton, China, sender's routing "Overland via Southampton Eng", magenta "40" credit, red Southampton transit (Feb. 4, 1850) also ties pair, neat "Hong Kong 18 AP 1850" backstamp, another 10c stamp necessary to make up 45c rate is missing from right side, small cover tear at top left, tiny hole above address

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO CHINA. AN EXTRAORDINARY FOREIGN MAIL COVER.

Ex Hollowbush, Pope and Kapiloff. With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 12,000-15,000
9,000