lot # 1078 - Overseas usa
1847: USA Franklin 5 c. pale orange red-brown on blued paper, a fine example paying internal rate with large margins all round, used on 11 Feb 1851 entire letter from Boston to Avize, Marne, France lightly tied by black grid, endorsed "per Steamer Canada via Liverpool", with London transit cds in red on reverse (Feb 24) and struck there with framed "COLONIES / &c ART 13" in red. The adhesive also tied by 'Angl. / Calais' entry marking (Feb 25) in red and charged '15' décimes handstruck due upon receipt. A delightful and rare Transatlantic usage. Reverse signed by Stanley Ashbrook "Genuine in every respect". Scott = $ 2'500+.rnProvenance: Collection Ryohei Ishikawa, Christie's, New York, 28-29 Sept 1993, lot 48.
Michel Catalogue 291: Europe & Overseas