Unknown Author, 2c Bronze & Violet, "U.S. Postage" Re-Use Prevention Essay (79-E2b).
U.S. 10mm high, original gum, h.r., couple punch outs below bronze "U.S", small tear at upper right, Very Fine appearance and rare, unlike some other essays of this type which are folded designs, this re-use essay was pierced with "S"-shaped cuts, with the numeral cut out, this made the stamp fragile, preventing its reuse, ex Finkelburg and "Lake Shore", with 2005 P.F. certificate.
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