Lot# 1329 - Auction 234-243
1852: 10 c. black on rose, light archive fold, 40 c. black on dark-blue, and 1853 1 l. black on white, good to large margins all round and fresh colours, tied by six barred mute obliterator to 1855 entire letter to Philadelphia with crisp CARRARA (Sept. 30) despatch cds (Mioni type 3) in black, "P.D." in red but also "P.P." in black. Sardinian entry mark VIA DI SARZANA and BOSTON BR. PKT. / OCT 26 / 5 (cents) alongside. Sarzana, Genova and Paris-Calais transit cds's on reverse. The Postal Convention between Sardinia and Modena, effective from 1 March 1855 set a rate of 190 c. for each 7.5 grams for covers to the USA. The PD mark was added erroneously as the addressee had to pay five cents from the port of embarkation. A fine and desirable item, a cover from the same correspondence is shown and described on page 171 of Mentaschi & Mathà - 'Letter mail from and to Old Italian States 1850-1870'. Signed A. Diena Sassone = € 21'000.
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