Lot 1139Geo. H. Gray & Co., Boston, small red label die-cut to circular shape with manuscript "2" denoting 2¢ charge, tied by red "Boston Mass. Jan. 5" cds with matching "20" in circle double-rate handstamp on December 17th 1847 folded printed notice from Birmingham, England to Philadelphia Pa., sent privately on Cunard Line Caledonia from Liverpool Dec. 18th to Boston arriving Jan. 4th; file fold and small repair at bottom not affective label, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE GEORGE H. GRAY & CO. FORWARDER'S LABEL, THIS BEING THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE.