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This is a net price sale of the James P. Myerson collection of 1861-1868 Issue postal history. It is a joint offering by Richard Frajola and Suburban Stamp Incorporated. All items are offered subject unsold. 
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#70c, 24c Violet, first printing on thin paper (the old #60), handsome color not easily mistaken for some lesser examples currently being certified as #70c, rather well centered example neatly tied by grid cancel to "Col. Sam Colt" printed address cover to London, matching "New London Ct Sep 2 1861" postmark, red "Boston A Pkt 3" exchange datestamp of "Sep 6"," carried on the Allan Line steamer Hibernian, red "London W-C Paid SP 17 61" arrival and segmented circle handstamp, cover very small edge tear at top, 1969 Philatelic Foundation certificate as a #60, extremely fine


#70b, 24c Dark Steel Blue, the earliest shade of this attractive stamp with black grid New York cancel on 1861 folded letter to England, red New York "Dec 21" exchange office handstamp with "3" credit for carriage under American contract, carried by  Inman line steamer Glasgow, red "London Paid 4 Jan 62" transit and Warrington arrival backstamp, extremely fine $2,500

#70a, 24c Brown Lilac, rich deep color, tied to cover to London by "Paid" cancel, red "Boston Br Pkt 19 Paid Oct 21" exchange datestamp, carried by Cunard Line steamer Persia, red "London paid No 1 62" arrival postmark, ex Lehman, extremely fine $500

#70a, 24c Reddish Brown Lilac, handsome shade usually found from Baltimore in the first three months of 1864, tied to cover to England by "Washington DC Mar 28 '64" double circle postmark, red "Boston Br. Pkt 19 Paid Mar 30" exchange datestamp, carried by Cunard Line steamer Arabia, "Birkenhead Ap 15" arrival backstamp, cover minor edge tears at top, handsome shade $1,000

Richard Frajola (March, 2002)