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Lot 97

1865 Cover to England via San Francisco, 1865 3d blue (7), three singles cancelled Douglas "2" on cover to England via San Francisco, postmarked on reverse General Post Office/ British Columbia c.d.s., Nov 8, 1865, U.S. 1861 grayish lilac (78a) is affixed over a red crayon "24" rate marking, cancelled by 4-ring target and tied by San Francisco c.d.s. Nov 27 with handstamped "PAID" alongside, faint red "N. York Am. Pkt./Paid 24 " c.d.s. also ties stamp, illegible British markings on reverse; minor perf flaws on the B.C. stamps and some professional restoration on the cover, fresh Very Fine appearance, a rare usage.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Provenance: Knapp

Rates were 9d for Colonial postage plus 5¢ for U.S. internal postage and 16¢ for transatlantic postage by American Packet with 3¢ credit to Great Britain for internal postage.

Realized $4,750

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