EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE CHOICEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED GENUINE COVERS BEARING ROCHE'S CITY DISPATCH STAMP.
As noted in the description of lot 1461, the 129L1 census published by Stephen Gronowski in the July 1995 Penny Post lists nine covers, including three questionable usages and one "Unknown" entry that appears to be a duplicate listing. Of the five genuine 129L1 covers, three have cut-to-shape stamps. This is probably the finest of the five covers, in terms of quality.
Noted and illustrated by Elliott Perry in Pat Paragraphs (reprint, pp. 459-460).