Sale 260

Lot 105

1856 Cover to California, 1852 3d red on thin paper (4d), single and pair with neat target cancels on small mourning envelope from Three Rivers, L.C. to Texas Hill, Calif., postmarked Three Rivers c.d.s. Feb 5, 1856, with Montreal broken circle of the same date on reverse, manuscript "paid 15" (¢); the pair is scored between the stamps and the single has corner creases, otherwise fresh and very fine. The only recorded cover using the 9d rate to the U.S. west coast and the imperf pence issue usage to California.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000

Expertization: 1990 B.P.A. Certificate.

Realized $27,000

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