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Lot 179

1864 (Dec. 29) New York to Aintab, Syria, red "N. York Br. Pkt." c.d.s. on blue cover bearing 30¢ orange (71) tied by New York foreign mail circle of wedges cancellation, endorsed via "French Mail", French "Et. Unis Serv. Br. A.C. 10 Jan 64" transit with matching boxed "P.D.", reverse with two partial French style transits; opening reduction at left and portion of reverse removed, repaired at lower left, still a Fine usage to a rare destination; 30¢ French mail rate.

Realized $1,050

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