1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

"Erivan" Collection Part VI
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  • Lot# : 17 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    119, 1869 15c Brown and blue, Type II, tied with 1869 2c Brown, 6c Blue (113, 115) by circular grids to registered folded letter addressd to Napoli, Italy, accompanying red "New York Registered Aug 4" cds, straight-line "Paid All" just ties the 15c stamp, sender's dated 1869 handstamp at lower left, manuscript circled "R" and registry number, French and Italian backstamps, light file folds, Very Fine, a rare international registered use of the 1869 issue in addition to being an attractive three-color franking properly paying the 15c Italian Closed Mail rate plus 8c registry fee;rnProvenance: Erwin Griswold (H.R. Harmer Sale 2518, 1979)rnRyohei Ishikawa (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1993)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 18 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    119, 1869 15c Brown and blue, Type II, single franking just tied to 1870 cover addressed to Switzerland by "Highland Ill Apr 4" datestamp, neat strike of red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Apr 7", manuscript "Via Ostende" routing, backstamped Basel and Lausanne, Very Fine and fresh (Scott $800)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 450.00 USD

    Lot# : 19 1869 Pictorial Issue (112-122)

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    120, 1869 24c Green and violet, canceled alongside two 10c Brown (150) on cover to Lima, Peru with "Portchester N.Y. Aug 4" datestamp alongside and a strong strike of red "New 24 York Aug 5" exchange datestamp, backstamped "Lima 1 Set 1870", Very Fine, 44c pays double the 22c rate to South America, according to the Searing census this is the only example of the 24c 1869 used with a 10c Banknote, a wonderful and unique franking, 1969 APEX certificate rnThe discovery of the "Davis" Correspondence of covers to Peru (also known as the "Portchester" Correspondence due to the origination of many of the covers) represented a watershed moment for collectors of high-value covers from the late 1860s and early 1870s (the full story of the discovery was told by Elliott Coulter in the 1982 Register of the 1869 Pictorial Research Associates). At least 12 covers bearing the 1869 24c stamp are known to have originated from this correspondence. The rate to South America via American Packet was reduced from 34c to 22c in March of 1870; therefore a 24c stamp would only be required on double-weight mail under the new rate.
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 23,000.00 USD
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