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Lot 3120



1869, 24¢ green & violet (120), used in combination with 12¢ green (117), 6¢ ultramarine (115), and 2¢ brown (113) on fresh Davis correspondence cover to Lima, Peru, cancelled by matching segmented corks, "Portchester N.Y. Jul 20" c.d.s., exchanged with red "New York 12 Jul 21" integral credit c.d.s., reverse with "Lima 8 Ago 1870" arrival c.d.s.; flap tears slightly affecting edge and 2¢ Very Fine, double the 22¢ combined American-British packet rate via Panama effective Mar. 1870 to Nov. 1871.
Estimate 40,000 - 50,000

A STUNNING FOUR-COLOR 1869 ISSUE FRANKING AND ONE OF THE GREAT 24¢ USAGES.

Provenance: Lafayette

Census listing, "A listing of 24¢ 1869 Covers" by Richard Searing in The Chronicle, Feb. 1977, No. 93, p. 68

Census listing, The 1869 Issue on cover: A Census and Analysis, Rose and Searing, 1986, p. 190.


 
Realized $40,000



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