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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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Foreign Mails - Greece to Mexico

Lot 349    

India, 1859, Calcutta to New York, N.Y. Folded cover franked with 1855-64 ½a + 1a + 2a + 8a tied by Calcutta cancels & black "N. York Br. Pkt 5 Jun 22" (5¢ due) cds with red Calcutta double circle backstamp postmark, markings include red boxed "India Paid", oval "Forwarded By Atkinson Tilton & Co. Calcutta" handstamp, red manuscript "1/4d" credit to G.B., horizontal bend through stamps & a couple minor perf flaws, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11+12+15+18    Estimate $100 - 150.

Franked with 11½ annas (about 34 cents U.S.), which paid the correct rate to the U.S. for a quarter ounce letter via Marseilles, with 5 cents for U.S. inland collected from the addressee. Per the P&O steamer "Simla", departing Galle 14-May, arriving Suez 29-May. Per "Panther", departing Alexandria 3-Jun, arriving Marseilles 9-Jun. Cunard Line steamer "Persia", departing Liverpool 11-Jun, arriving New York 21-Jun.

Realized: $200

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