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Sale 90: Gems of Philately

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Philadelphia - Semi-Official Carrier - 1850-52 Issues

Lot 32    

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ black, left margin single with margins ample to just touching at lower left, tied by red star handstamp on incoming street addressed cover, in combination with clear to large margin 1852, 3¢ dull red tied by "Baton Rouge, La. Nov 9" cds, Extremely Fine, illustrated in Chronicle (no. 117, pg. 20), ex-Gibson & Wagshal; with 1985 P.F. certificate and R. Meyersburg attest.
Scott No. 7LB13+11A    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A TRULY REMARKABLE AND UNIQUE USAGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA "BLACK" CARRIER ISSUE USED ON A INCOMING COVER TO A STREET ADDRESS - A GREAT CARRIER RARITY.

Realized: $3,500

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