Swarts' City Dispatch Post, New York N.Y., (2c) Red on Wove (136L4).
Framelines intact all around, tied by Hollow Star cancel, used with 1c Blue , Ty. II (7),
Plate 1E shade and impression, two large margins to barely in, tied by sharp strike of New York square grid
on cover to addressee care of "City Post Office",
part of addressee's name scraped away
FINE. A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF THE SWARTS "ROUGH AND READY" STAMP FOR LOCAL DELIVERY TO THE POST OFFICE AND THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE FOR DROP RATE.
Very few covers exist with a government 1c stamp paying the drop rate and a local-post adhesive paying the fee for delivery to the post office. This combination of the 1c 1851 and Swarts' "Rough & Ready" issues is unique.
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