Dupuy & Schenck, New York N.Y., (1c) Black on Gray (60L2).
Large margins to just touching outer framelines, red "Paid" cancel, reaffixed on Sep. 9, 1847 blue folded cover to 1 Hanover St., second strike of "Paid" and matching red "City Despatch Post, 2 Cents"
oval handstamp -- formerly Franklin City Despatch Post with name removed -- neatly docketed on back, some skillful cosmetic improvements (accompanying certificate shows the cover before refolding), Fine appearance and rare use after the post was bought by Bouton in Sep. 1847, for background see article by Eric Karell (The Penny Post,
July 2005), ex "German" Sale and Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
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