|Stamps - Postal History - Pre 1900|
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions / The Westpex Sale - 25/04/2019 / State Postmarks - Alaska to Kansas / Lot 947
"Conejos, Colorado, Jan. 5th, 1874", manuscript postmark and matching manuscript "X" cancel on 3¢ green (158), edge flaw, on 3¢ green entire to Berlin, Prussia, manuscript "By closed mail" endorsement at top, red "New York, Jan 22" exchange cds and straightline "Insufficiently Paid" handstamp; cover a bit reduced with repaired edge nicks at left, Very Fine appearance, ex-Bauer, Pacetti . Estimate $400 - 600. THE ONLY RECORDED TERRITORIAL MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK FROM THIS POST OFFICE. The 6¢ per half-ounce rate was for the direct rate via N.G.U. to Berlin, Prussia. This letter was marked "By Closed Mail" (7¢ per half-ounce), hence the "Insufficiently Paid" marking.