Forwarded by Brainard's Express, 125 Fulton St., N. York.
Red oval handstamp and "Collect/3/Cents"
box handstamp on Apr. 4, 1845 folded letter from London, England, to New York City,
street address added in blue manuscript, minor erosion from ink thru lettersheet, Fine, this is the first 3c intercity rate in the U.S., only twelve covers are recorded and this is the only one originating outside the U.S. (Gutman census, Independent Mails
book), ex Hahn
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