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Sale 55: United States Postal History

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Foreign Mails

Lot 1050    

1872 (Dec. 18) Matanzas, Cuba To Buenos Ayres, Argentina Via St. Thomas, datelined blue folded letter bearing U.S. 10¢ brown (150) and G.B. 4d vermilion, reverse with blue "Forwarded by J. Niles & Co., St. Thomas W.I." oval forwarder's handstamp, partial St. Thomas transit cds, Rio de Janeiro (2.18) transit backstamp, Argentina blue "2/4" for 2 pesos 4 reales due rating and matching crayon canceling stamps; stamp faults, some edge erosion, Fine and rare combination use.
Scott No. 150 + GB #94    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Cover was carried by the U.S. Brazil Mail Steamship "Merrimack" from St. Thomas Jan. 30th 1873 to Rio de Janeiro arriving Feb. 20th 1873.

Realized: $1,200

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