Letter Express (Wells), 5c Black on Pink Glazed (96L1).
Full to huge side margins, pre-printing paper fold, light vertical wrinkle, uncancelled on greenish cover datelined "Painesville (O.) Sep. 4, 1844"
to Buffalo N.Y., from the Sidney Shepard correspondence, bold strike of "Forwarded/ by/ M. L. Root & Co./ From/ Fairport, O." five-line handstamp,
at bottom, Very Fine, a rare use of Wells' Letter Express with Matthew L. Root's handstamp, the town of Fairport Harbor on Lake Erie is three miles north of Painesville, where Wells had an office, this could have been carried by Root to Painesville or possibly given to a Wells messenger on a steamer that passed thru Fairport, illustrated in Independent Mails
book, ex Petri, with 2013 P.F. certificate
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