New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2).
Position 20, double transfer
showing shift in both labels, three large margins including right sheet margin, large to in at left, strongly blued paper, without pen cancel
and tied by red "Paid" in arc cancel, second strike and matching "New-York 5cts. 27 Mar." (1847) circular datestamp on buff envelope
to Philadelphia, docketed at left, small tear at top of cover from opening
FINE AND SCARCE COVER WITH THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE PAPER.
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.
Scott Retail $5,750.00
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