Lot 1244Ecuador, 1865, 1r orange yellow, clear to large margins, tied by red "3154" in dotted lozenge cancel of Quito on cover to Avignon, France paying the double internal postage rate within Ecuador, forwarded through the British P.O. with "Guayaquil, Au 9, 1871" double arc cds, carried by the PSNC steamer to Panama with "Panama Transit, 20 Au, 1871" date stamp of the British P.O. at the Isthmus, then carried by British ship to England with "GB/1F90c" Anglo-French accountancy marking applied on single rate mail from the Pacific Coast, French entry at Calais and "15" decimes due handstamp, Very Fine, only about seven covers are recorded franked with first issue stamps to a transatlantic destination; with 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST ISSUE USAGE ON A TRANSATLANTIC COVER TO FRANCE.