Sale 262

United States 1847 Issue Postal History

Usage by State (Louisiana)
Lot Photo Description
Lot 59
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), vertical pair, ample to large margins, rich color and superb impression from an early printing, tied by criss-cross pen strokes in blue, on 1847 folded letter to Van Buren, Ark., "New Orleans La. Nov. 20" c.d.s. in black, rust mark at far right edge, otherwise exceptionally fresh, Very Fine, rare destination. Illustrated in Alexander, p. 135.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Chase, with his notes.
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Lot 60
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), two singles, each ample to large margins, handsome rich color, tied by black grids, matching "New Orleans La. Nov. 23" c.d.s. on 1847 folded letter to Richmond, Va., lettersheet with small faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1980 P.F. Certificate.
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