|Estimate:||800 – 1’400 USD|
|Auction date:||Wed 13 Oct 2021 at 03:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)|
|Auction:||Transatlantic Mail & Spanish American War|
|Time left:||15d 10h 37m 1s before pre-bidding ends|
Italian States – Modena. 1857 (Aug 2). Entire letter from Carrara to New York (from the famous Vito Viti correspondence discovered in New York in 1904), prepaid with 1852 10c pair, and dot after figures 40c strip of three, this just touched in small part at left, otherwise mainly large margins, tied by barred rectangular cancels, showing “VIA DI/SARZANA”, dispatch cds, framed “PD”, ms “3” cents credited to U.S., red arrival cds, framed “Br. Service” (carried by Cunard SS “Arabia”) and “21” denoting correct full prepaid rate; two filing folds through one 40c and 10c stamps as usually found in this correspondence; a very rare franking to pay the single rate to U.S. and not including the 1L denomination, being unrecorded in Sassone; cert. A. Diena (1968).
Sassone 2, 10