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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7047 Newfoundland

    1862/64: 1 s. rose-lake on hand-made paper, imperforate, a diagonally bisected example, upper left corner with large margins on both sides, used on 1863 cover from St. John's to Vendôme, France, endorsed "p. Adriatic" of the Galway Line; tied by barred obliterator in black with "ST.JOHNS - NEWFOUNDLAND" despatch cds in red adjacent (Nov 21). London transit on reverse (Nov 30) and struck there with framed "GB / 1F 60 c." accountancy marking in black, over-struck by "MORE-TO-PAY" handstamp in black with '2d.' in blue crayon alongside (short paid 2d. on despatch), British credit '5' (pence) in red at upper left. "Angl. / Calais" entry marking (Nov 30) also ties the adhesive and charged there with handstruck '8' décimes due in black. Light file folds of no importance with just three examples of this stamp bisected on letter are recorded. Listed in Robert H. Pratt 'The Pence Issues of Newfoundland' on page 175, this being the sole example used to an overseas destination Gi = £ 22'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 19-23 May 1969, lot 63.rn                     Coplection Max Bals, Merku, Frankfurt, 16 March 1977, lot 429.rn                     Collection Henry H. Conland, Harmers, New York, 26 April 2001, lot 540.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000 CHF
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