Walton & Co.'s City Express, Brooklyn N.Y., 2c Black on Pink Glazed (142L1).
Cut to oval shape, tied by "Paid/W.W." two-line handstamp
struck twice (both tying stamp), "Walton's Brooklyn City Express Post, Feby. 16 9 O'C" oval datestamp lightly struck on cover to local addressee, the name and street have been erased, with a Valentine poem and second envelope enclosed (address panel removed), to "Emma"
and datelined "Valentines Day Feb. 14 '46"
VERY FINE. THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF WALTON & CO.'S STAMP TIED BY A HANDSTAMPED MARKING -- ONLY ONE OTHER TIED USAGE IS KNOWN, AND IT IS PEN-CANCELLED.
Details of the six recorded 142L1 covers are provided in the description of lot 1568. This cover is one of two Valentine usages. It is also one of two tied examples on cover, this being the only stamp tied by a handstamp.
With 1963 P.F. certificate.
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