U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Light Blue Unsurfaced (6LB3).
Large margins, orange-red "U.S." in frame cancel, tied by matching "U.S. City Despatch Post Sep. 1, 1 O'Clock" Type I double-line circular datestamp on folded cover to street address, lightly cleaned, stamp lifted and placed back
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST STAMP ISSUED UNDER THE POST OFFICE’S AUTHORITY.
Although no year date is shown, it is definitely September 1, 1842, because orange-red canceling ink was used in 1842, not 1843, and 6LB3 was superseded by other printings by September 1843.
Ex Middendorf and Golden. With 2000 P.F. certificate
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