FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE, CANCELLED BY THE "PAID" HANDSTAMP AND WITHOUT THE USUAL PEN CANCELLATION.
The last printing of the New York provisional was furnished on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Philip T. Wall believes that most of the stamps on Gray paper (Scott 9X3) and Blue paper (Scott 9X2) come from this last printing.
With 2011 P.F. certificate.