10c Black (2).
Clear to large margins with huge bottom sheet margin,
proof-like impression, used to forward a letter datelined at Savannah Ga.,
Dec. 22, 1848, to David Torrance in New York City, red "Savannah Ga. 10 Dec. 22" integral-rate circular datestamp, turned and re-addressed to Montreal, Canada,
sender's routing "via Whitehall N.Y.",
red "New-York Dec. 26" circular datestamp and matching "6" in circle
handstamp used to cancel 10c stamp (well-tied), red Montreal receiving backstamp (Jan. 3, 1849), some splits along folds, repaired erosion along vertical file fold, stamp appears to have a very slight pressed crease
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED ON AN UNUSUAL TURNED COVER FROM SAVANNAH TO NEW YORK CITY, THEN FORWARDED TO MONTREAL, CANADA -- ADDING TO THE MIX IS THE PRESENCE OF THE "6" IN CIRCLE SHIP-LETTER RATE MARKING USED AS A CANCELLATION.
USPCS census no. 8142. Ex Boker and Gross
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