Lot# 2126 - Auction 250-256
1861/62: Patriotic envelope bearing 1 c. blue, scissor separated at left with portion of adjoining stamp, 3 c. rose and 12 c. black (2) cancelled by circular PAID handstamps in black on 1863 cover to Vienna, Austria carried on the Cunard Steamer "Africa" (and not the 'Asia' as endorsed), with circular 'BOSTON BR. PKT. / 7 PAID / APR. 22' in red on front and on reverse, thence via Belgium with framed AACHEN / FRANCO transit in redand reverse with Vienna arrival (May 8) and five further datestamps as the Post Office searched for the addressee. A few minor imperfections due to journey and handling but a most attractive and rare usage.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 5,500 CHF
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