60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a).
Brilliant color, large margins to full, bold strike of "A&W Sprague Nov. ? 1863" circular datestamp,
fresh and Very Fine, brothers Amasa and William Sprague founded this firm in Cranston Rhode Island, William was a United States Senator and Amasa, who ran the textile plant, was brutally bludgeoned to death on Dec. 31, 1843, the resultant arrest of three Irish-Catholic brothers named Gordon led to what historians have called the "trial of the century" in Rhode Island
Image Magnifier / Download