Lot 3112Carson City, Nev. Apr 28, clear strike of cds duplexed with cork cancel ties 24¢ Interior (O22), well centered with vibrant color, on U.S. Land Office, Carson City, Nevada official imprint to Virginia City, Nev., 1874 docketing, with original U.S. Land Office letterhead 1874 enclosure; reduced slightly at left, ex-Starnes.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF EIGHT RECORDED 24¢ INTERIOR DEPARTMENT COVERS IN THE CAMPBELL CENSUS, THE ONLY ONE USED FROM NEVADA.
This is number 9 in the Campbell census of high-value official stamps on cover by Alan C. Campbell (Chronicle No. 188, November 2000, pp. 287-299). The use of a 24¢ stamp on a small non-registered cover is enigmatic, but perhaps confusion of the stamp value resulted from all values of a department having the same color.