Sale 256

Lot 399

Portugal, 1898 (June 1) cover from Leeds to Lisbon (June 7), bearing 1d cancelled by c.d.s. and Postage Due 1898 Vasco da Gama 10r lilac and black and 50r slate and black (J2, J4) each with circular "T" handstamp as was the standard practice, showing octagonal "T/15" handstamp adjacent, very fine, the first issue Dues are very rare on cover on account of their experimental nature (only used in Oporto and Lisbon) and lack of popularity with the postmen who resisted their use since it deprived them of an extra source of income.
Estimate 400 - 500

Realized $425

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