1c Blue, Ty. II (7).
Positions 98-100R1E, horizontal strip of three, margins to just into design in places, beautiful bright early Robin’s Egg shade, tied by vivid red grid
cancels, matching “Cleveland O. Jul. 16” (1851) first month
circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York City, light file fold affects right stamp, still Very Fine, a colorful and scarce first-month use from Cleveland, the righthand position on later impressions yields a Type IIIA stamp, it is only known as Type II from early impressions, ex Hackmey and Gross, signed Ashbrook, with 2005 P.F. certificate
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