(Mead's) Post Office City Despatch, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green Glazed (40L2).
Position 19, large to huge margins, brilliant color and early impression from reworked plate, cancelled by neat strike of red "Free" in frame on gray folded cover to local street address, red "P.O. City Despatch Post Dec. 9, 4 O'Clock" (1846)
circular datestamp, 1846 year-dated docketing on back, light vertical file fold away from stamp, small cover tears at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, Mead's new 2c stamps from the reworked plate were delivered by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch on Dec. 6, 1846, and the earliest documented use is Dec. 8 (this cover is one day later), with 2003 P.F. certificate
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