1872 incoming mail, cover from the United States to Lima, paying 44c with horizontal pairs of 15c bright orange (152) and 2c red brown (146), also single 10c brown (150), tied by circle of wedges cancels and "Portchester N.Y. Mar 14" cds, red "New York 24 Mar 15" credit datestamp, Lima backstamp, minor flaws, still v.f. and colorful cover paying double the 22c rate by American Packet then British Packet via Colon
Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
By: Cherrystone Auctions
Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
Welcome to our Summer auction to be held on August 6-7 2019 at our New York City galleries and on CherrystoneLive.
There are 1,668 lots of rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, with properties of numerous vendors and estates sold by their order.
We begin with United States, followed by Austria, Belgium, France and Colonies, Germany and Colonies, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Scandinavian Countries. British Commonwealth is well represented with strength in Victoria and George V singles and sets. Also noteworthy is Colombia with a complete set of the 1920 Scadta vignettes unused and on individual covers. There is also a selection of Ethiopia, additional South and Central America, Asia and rest of the world.
This auction concludes with 100+ large lots and collections, which range from single country collections to multi-carton worldwide groups of stamps and covers