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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Postmasters' Provisionals and 1847 Issues

Lot 706    

1847, 5¢ orange brown, large margins, bright shade, tied by partial strike of red "New-York Jul 10" cds, second strike adjacent, on 1851 bluish folded letter to Berlin, Prussia, endorsed "Via Ostende" at lower left, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Jun. 11th to Liverpool Jun. 21st, red London (6.22) backstamp with manuscript "1/6" 1s6d due rating, red Ostende (6.24) backstamp and blue manuscript "18½" silbergroschen due from addressee, Berlin (6.25) arrival backstamp; stamp lifted with two creases pressed and put back on cover which it originated, New York postmarks slightly enhanced, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 1b    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO BERLIN, PRUSSIA IN THE SCARCE ORANGE BROWN SHADE.

Only two covers bearing the 1847 issue are recorded to Berlin, the other is an attempted demonetized use where most of the stamp was torn away.

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