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Lot# 5465 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 5465 Honduras

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    1857: Provisional Postage Due, cover with complete contents from "Las Pedras, Honduras, Oct 8, 1857" to Easton, PA, USA, carried overland to the Port of Omoa where mailed on the Dutch Schooner 'Cleopatra' to New York. Struck on arrival with "NEW-YORK / SHIP / NOV 14 / 5 Cts." datestamp and underpaid. Taxed on arrival in Easton with "5" Postage Due in manuscript applied on the Selvedge of the 1851/57 issue. A remarkable cover, both from emanation and the method of charge. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (2003).rnrnNote: Written by John M. Goodman, who was part of a group surveying the route for a proposed Railroad to cross Honduras from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He arrived in Honduras in Sept 1857 and left in March 1858.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF