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lot # 117 - united states postal history fancy cancels

Thursday Dec 10, 2020 16:00 America/New_York
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Brattleboro, Vermont, "Devil With Pitchfork," bold strike ties 1868 3c Rose C Grill (83) to an envelope addressed to NY City, accompanying 26 Nov cds, stamp some short perfs but Very Fine in every respect; much rarer than its West Meriden counterpart (S-E PH-F 41)rnThe addressee, Gen George Cullum (1809-92), was a soldier, engineer, and writer. Cullum served as a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, primarily in the Western Theater, and served as the 16th Superintendent at West Point. Following his retirement from the Army, he became a prominent figure in New York society, serving in many societies, and as vice president of the American Geographical Society.rnProvenance: Ryohei Ishikawa (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1993)Fancy Cancellations

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