Lot 1094"Gin" Barrel of Chicago Ill., beautiful complete strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago Ill. 3 Oct" cds on 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Muscatine, Iowa, 1873 message, a Very Fine and choice strike.
Cole No. Pi-14 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS "GIN" BARREL FANCY CANCEL OF CHICAGO.
The Chicago "Gin" Barrel is one of the best known and most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era. It is know used only in September-October 1873.