Sale 260

Lot 62

90¢ Blue (72), single with rich color, used with 1¢ blue (63) pair, each cancelled by matching cogwheel cancel, 90¢ tied, on 1862 cover to Thronjein, Norway, paying the double 46¢ Prussian closed mail rate, red "N. York Am. Pkt" postmark, magenta manuscript. "46" credit, Aachen and Hamburg transit postmarks; minor edge wear, a fabulous and Very Fine usage, unique with the 90¢ 1861 and one of the greatest covers of the period, illustrated in History of Post Communication Between the United States and Europe. 1845 - 1875.
Estimate 50,000 - 75,000

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook.

Provenance: Emerson, Krug, Baker, Ishikawa

Realized $35,000

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