Lot# 77 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales
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Lot# : 77 Local StampsBaltimore – Two historical covers of 1847. Letter no. 1: complete folded lettersheet with a remarkable sticker depicting a «5» on a checkered background on pinkish-gray paper, printed in black color. The content of the letter is from the Bank of Baltimore dated November 15, 1847. The date stamp on the cover is November 16, 1847. Letter no. 2: complete folded lettersheet with a remarkable square sticker (15 by 15 millimeter) depicting a «10» on a checkered background on pinkish-gray paper, printed in black color. The letter is dated November 10, 1847 to the cashier of the Bank Lathrop Esq. in Oswego, New York.
This pair of lettersheets was bought from the philatelic dealer Vahan Mozian in the beginning of the 1960ies in New York. The buyer was a German collector who bought them tel quel for US $ 250.-, half a century ago. Today, approximately 50 years later, the covers are here again - tel quel. When Mozian sold the cover, he referred to John Luff's handbook and the theory of the usage of this renowned expert for US classics. The covers go along with a photograph of a similar cover from Herbert Bloch»s collection which was used in Luff»s handbook.Start Price : 200 USDCurrent Opening : 475 USDHammer price : 800 USD