Lot 13461888, 5¢ indigo, used in combination with Samoa, 1890, Palms, 1d green, 2d brown orange (11a, 13a), bright colors, all tied by three strikes of circular waffle grid cancel on 1888 cover to Washington D.C., light strike of magenta "San Francisco Paid All Aug 4" cds and Washington D.C. Aug. 10th receiving backstamps, manuscript "26" correspondence notation, Very Fine and choice, Odenweller Census No. 287; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 216 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE UNITED STATES AND SAMOA MIXED FRANKING.
Illustrated in Odenweller's Samoa book on page 210 (Fig. 21.3). The Odenweller book notes that the grids tying the Samoa and U.S. stamps are different, but they are identical and were applied to all three stamps upon arrival in San Francisco.