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Sale 105: The Peter Iwate Collection

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1861-1862 Issue

Lot 3156    

1861, 12¢ black, horizontal pair, used with 1¢ blue (63) staddle s.e. single and 3¢ rose (65), tied by two strikes of large "Paid" circular grid cancel, red "Boston. Br. Pkt. '7 Paid' Apr 22" credit exchange cds on 1862 green Magnus Lady Liberty, Shield and Flag patriotic cover from the Angell correspondence to Vienna, Austria, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Asia from New York Apr. 23rd to Queenstown arriving May 4th, red Aachen Franco (5.6) framed transit, forwarded upon arrival with numerous backstamps, various manuscript ratings, Very Fine, ex-Matthies; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 69    Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.


Dr. Henry C. Angell (1829-1911) graduated from the Hahnemann medical College of Philadelphia in 1853, and subsequently spent four years of study at the hospitals of London, Paris, Vienna, and Berlin. Afterwards, he settled in Boston becoming Professor of Ophthalmology at Boston University school of medicine. He was president of the Philharmonic society of Boston and an avid art collector. In 1861, illness in his family compelled him to go to Europe. In this visit he spent three and a half years, devoting his time and studies to the diseases of the eye. The larger portion of his time was spent with Professors Arlt and Jæger in Vienna, three months with Professor Von Græfe in Berlin, and six months in the eye clinics of Paris and London before returning home in 1864. It as during this time he received the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him while in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a few forwarded to other destinations.

Realized: $9,500

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