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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - San Francisco Mails

Lot 63    

(Incoming Mail to San Francisco) 1863, Paisley, Scotland folded letter. To San Francisco, California, to San Francisco, California, franked with Great Britain 1d red + 4d orange + pair 1sh (Scott 20, 34, 42) tied by black "Paisley Aug 21" duplex cancels paying twice the 29c per half ounce treaty rate from Scotland to California, red "San Francisco Paid" receiving cds, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Carried per Cunard Line steamer "America" departing Liverpool 22 Aug arriving Boston 3 Sep. Very attractive three color franking and prepaid double rate transcontinental usage at the old 1/ 2 ½ pence per half ounce. The California (west coast) rate became the same as the rest of the U.S. on 1-Jul-1863, which evidently wasn't reflected in Great Britain.

Realized: $550

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