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Lot 172

1861 (Nov. 6) New York to West Coast of Africa, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid" transit c.d.s. on reverse of cover addressed to Cape Coast Castle, bearing 30¢ orange (71) along with 3¢ rose pink (64b) cancelled by matching grids, endorsed "per steamer via England", magenta "28" credit and red "1" handstamp; 3¢ with tiny faults from edge placement, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine usage to a rare destination; 33¢ British mail rate.

Realized $2,400

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