EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE PAPER. EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SOUND CONDITION AND WITHOUT A 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 1961 and 1998 P.F. certificates, the former as 9X1a variety