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Sale 89: The John Barwis Collection of Philadelphia Postal History

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Philadelphia Foreign Mail: 1853-1859 US-GB Treaty to UPU

Lot 3171    

1855 (Jan. 22) Philadelphia Pa. to Cape Verde Islands, orange buff cover addressed to Purser U.S. Frigate Constitution at Porto Grande, St. Vincent, red "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 22" cds and red "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "65" prepaid rating, New York crossed out the rating and updated with magenta "44" credit to G.B., red "New York Am. Pkt. Jan 24" backstamp, carried by Collins Line Baltic from New York Jan. 25th to Liverpool arriving Feb. 5th, indistinct London "Paid" transit cds, docketed as received Feb. 26 on reverse, Very Fine usage paying the 65¢ rate by British mails via England, ex-Starnes.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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