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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - Retaliatory & Restored Rates

Lot 24    

(Retaliatory Rate) London, England to New York, N.Y. 1848 folded letter with manuscript "P 2/" & red "Paid, 3 Nov 1848" origin cds, red "58" due handstamp with matching "Boston Ms, Ship, Nov 19" cds, the 2/ pays double the 1/ per half ounce G.B. contract packet rate to the U.S., the red 58 representing double the 29¢ per half ounce under 300 miles zone retaliatory rate Jun-Dec 1848, Very Fine, per Cunard Line steamer Acadia departing Liverpool 4-Nov & arriving Boston 19-Nov, this was the last eastbound voyage for Acadia which left the Cunard line on the return voyage, double rate retaliatory covers are far from common.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $800

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