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Lot 291

1869, 10¢ yellow (116), tied by fancy N.Y.F.M. geometric cancellation on 1870 cover to Paris, France, red "New York Apr 14" c.d.s., reverse with "Short Paid" straightline, red London (4.27) transit backstamp and "GB/40c" bulk debit h.s., Calais (4.27) entry c.d.s. with matching due h.s., Paris (4.28) arrival backstamp; opened at left, lightly cleaned, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 400 - 500

This cover is an example of the inter-treaty rate period to France. The sender evidently intended to prepay either the 10¢ direct or prepaid rates, but the cover evidently went at the 4¢ open mail rate due to the "GB/40C" bulk debit handstamp.

Realized $800

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