Lot 32001862 (Dec. 5) Philadelphia Pa. to London, England, orange buff cover bearing 24¢ brown lilac (70a) horizontal pair, nat. s.e. at right, cancelled by circular grids prepaying double the 24¢ packet rate, red crayon "5" for 5¢ registry fee paid in cash and matching "2½" credit to G.B., partial red "Phila. Am. Pkt. '6' Dec 5" credit exchange cds with double the 3¢ credit for Br. inland, carried by Inman Line City of Washington from New York Dec. 6th to Liverpool arriving Dec. 16th, red "Registered, London, C S, 17 DE 62" oval arrival datestamp; some edge restoration, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE PHILADELPHIA "REGISTERED" STRAIGHTLINE ON FOREIGN MAIL.