United States 1851-57 Issue 1855, 10c green, type III (Scott 15), strip of six paying the double rate to Germany, one of the finest 10c 1855-59 Issue covers in existence. An impossible-to-find strip of six with extraordinary margins all around, position 45-50L1, used on a neat small double rate cover to Bremen. A circular “N. York 14 Am. Pkt. PAID” marking indicates a payment to Prussia for transit through Belgium into Germany. A simply spectacular and expertly restored (backing added) cover front in an excellent state of preservation, Extremely Fine, ex Caspary, Howard Lehman and Grunin, with 2017 P.F. certificate. Estimate $15,000 – 20,000 Illustrated in Neinken (page 172).
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