Beesley's Express Post, Utica N.Y.
Three-line handstamp "BEESLEY'S/EXPRESS/PAID."
perfectly struck in red on Valentine
cover to local Utica street address, beautiful bronze design on front and back of envelope, with a splendid Valentine enclosure (almost certainly original to the cover), lace panel with hand-colored design, paste-on decorations and poem, some toned spots, Extremely Fine, an outstanding Valentine usage, Hahn reported only one known example of this small three-line Beesley's Express marking (sold in our Sale 896 for $2,600 hammer), this wonderful cover was apparently unknown to him
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