Sale 285

Lot 170

1863 (Oct. 9) Boston, Mass. to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, dateline on blue Howland correspondence folded letter bearing 30¢ orange (71) tied along with 5¢ red brown, 10¢ green (75, 68) by grid cancellations, endorsed "via England p. Saponia", red "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 16" transit c.d.s. on reverse, red crayon "24" credit, red London OC 30 '63 transit and matching "1d", red "Port Elizabeth DE 17" backstamp; 10¢ nibbed perf, Very Fine usage; 45¢ British mail rate via Southampton.

Provenance: Knapp

Realized $3,250

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