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Lot# 3663 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3663 Victoria

    1870 (April 22): Cover from Mount Blackwood to Boston, USA franked in full payment via Southampton with Laureated 1863/74 6 d. blue and 1870 De La Rue 2 d. brown-lilac tied by numeral obliterators in black with BLACKWOOD datestamp (April 22) at left in black. 'London / Paid' transit in red (June 17) on obverse with '2 Cents' red credit marking of arrival (illustrated in Ben Palmer 'Pre-UPU Mail of Victoria' on page 213. Coupled with a further cover carried at 11 d. rate with defective three colour 1871 franking from Smeaton (Jan 2) to Saratoga, NY also via Southampton. Scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Ben Palmer AIEP, Corinphila sale 165, 1 Dec 2010, lot 2451.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold