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Lot 105

1851, 12¢ black (17), horizontal pair, positions 29-30R, large margins including part of adjacent stamp at left, frameline just touched at lower right, neatly tied by two strikes of red circular grid and red London "Paid/16AU16/1856" tombstone arrival datestamp, on blue folded cover to London, England, red "New York Aug 6" exchange c.d.s., endorsed "Poste Restante" and "Pr. 'Persia'"; tiny edge tear, a Very Fine and attractive usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Part letter with postscript, "The 'Persia's mail closed early in the morning & she sails at 9 a.m. to-morrow - I think likely she will make a very quick run home…".

Realized $2,000

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