Lot# 15 - Erivan Sale 5

  • Lot# : 15 1861-66 Issue (63-78)

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    70b, 1861 24c Steel blue, strip of three used alongside pair of 1861 1c Blue (63) on mourning cover to St. Petersburg, Russia, stamps each neatly cancelled by manuscript "X," black "Gorham Me. Jun 12" cds, two strikes of red "Portland Am. Pkt. 28 Paid Jun 13" credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen 26 6 Franco," docketing on reverse indicates June 30, 1862 arrival, stamps with light horizontal crease from placement and cover slightly refolded at top for better display, Very Fine, a colorful and attractive cover from the Josiah Pierce correspondence paying double the 37c rate via Prussian Closed Mail, 24c stamps a wonderfully true representation of the desirable steel blue shade

    Provenance: Henry C. Gibson (Philip H. Ward Sale 12, 1944)

    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,500.00 USD