5¢ Red Brown (1), full margins all around, light shade with a slight orange hue, worn-plate impression (possibly a weaker impression from cleaned plate), tied by bold strike of black grid cancel with equally bold "Wilkes Barre Pa. Sep. 24" (1850) circular datestamp on folded letter to Carbondale, Pennsylvania, Extremely Fine stamp and cover, an immaculate 1847 use rarely found in this choice condition, ex Matthies and Boker
Moody's Penny Dispatch, Chicago, Illinois, (1¢) Black on Red Glazed (110L1), Type Ic with Comma, Position 7 according to our plating analysis, ample to large margins with sheet margin at left, tied by blue "Moody's Despatch, 6PM, Nov. 14, 1856" circular datestamp, used with three 1¢ Blue, Type IV (9), one with full margins, others with large margins to slightly in, tied by "Chicago Ill. Nov. 14, 1856" circular datestamp on small cover to Middletown, Newport Post Office, Rhode Island
Extremely Fine; one 1¢ stamp has small internal tear.
Ex Alfred H. Caspary, John R. Boker, Jr., Herbert Ashendorf, Edgar Kuphal and Joseph Hackmey. With 1992 P.F. certificate.