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Sale 89: The John Barwis Collection of Philadelphia Postal History

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Philadelphia Foreign Mail: 1870-1884 US-GB Treaty to UPU

Lot 3227    

1874 (Jan. 15) Liverpool, England to Philadelphia Pa., blue folded letter with "Philadelphia Pa. Jan 29" entry cds and matching "Ship Due 6" handstamp, carried by Pennsylvania from Liverpool Jan. 16th to Philadelphia arriving Jan. 29th, Very Fine, A scarce non-contract steamship voyage, ex-Winter.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Philadelphia rated 6 cents due, in error: the fee was 4¢, effective 1 July 1863. The
Pennsylvania carried contract mails on this trip, but this letter accompanied a shipment of goods, so did not enter the mail until Philadelphia.

Realized: $110

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