VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED THIRD AVENUE POST STAMPS ON PINK PAPER.
The Third Avenue Post Office was operated by S. Rothenheim in 1855 and 1856. Rothenheim was at one time a carrier for Boyd's post. The three recorded examples are as follows: 1) cut to shape, the stamp offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1550, realized $4,750 hammer); 2) uncancelled on cover to Dobbs Ferry N.Y., ex Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 785, realized $6,000 hammer); and 3) uncancelled on cover to Nevada City Cal. with certificate stating stamp does not originate (we disagree), Siegel Sale 846 (realized $2,600 hammer).
Ex Mason, Lilly, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED THIRD AVENUE POST STAMP ON PINK PAPER.
Ex Mason, Lilly and Boker.