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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 3228    

1874 (Jun. 26) Philadelphia Pa. to Paris, France, 3¢ entire uprated with two 2¢ brown (157) singles and 3¢ green (158), all tied by six-point star foreign mail cancels, red orange "Philad. Paid, Jun 26" exchange backstamp and matching "P.D." in circle handstamp with red crayon "6" cent credit to G.B., carried by NGL Line Mosel from New York Jun. 27th to Southampton arriving Jul. 8th, red London Paid (7.7) transit and red oval "PD" handstamp, Calais (7.8) entry cds, Paris (7.8) arrival backstamp, blue "Drexel, Jarjes & Co., Paris" arrival oval, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

This is the latest known use of the Philadelphia "P.D." in circle handstamp.

Realized: $160

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