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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - San Francisco Mails

Lot 44    

(San Francisco, Statehood) 1851, San Francisco, Ca. folded letter to Surry, England. Postmarked orange red "San Francisco 1 Apr" cds with matching hand-stamped "Paid" and "59" cents rate handstamp, pencil "59" superimposed over the SF cds, and handstamped bold red "3" cents credit to G.B. for British inland postage, franking paid the correct 59 cents per half ounce letter (40 U.S. inland cents to New York, 16 cents U.S. packet, and 3 cents British inland) rate via American Packet, Very Fine, a very rare rate from San Francisco.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $950

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