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Lot 198

1862, 24¢ "Baltimore Reddish Brown" (70a var.), deep rich color, tied by bold strike blue "Baltimore Md. Jan 6" c.d.s. on 1864 cover to London, England, red "N.York Br. Pky. Paid 19" exchange c.d.s., red "London Paid JA25 64" arrival datestamp; minor professional cosmetic repairs not affecting the stamp, a Very Fine appearing usage for this very rare shade.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: Signed by Ashbrook.

Provenance: Krug, Herzog, Friend

Ashbrook's note on the reverse reads, "This is a splendid color example of the 24¢ 1861 brown lilac and decidedly a very rare cover." William K. Herzog illustrates this cover in his article titled "24¢ Baltimore Reddish Brown" in The Chronicle, No. 123, Vol. 36, August 1984, pp. 197-98, and describes it as the rare "Baltimore reddish brown" shade.

Realized $3,500

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