Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 30c Black (WV13).
Well-centered, intense shade and impression, slightly overlapping edge, ms. "X" cancel, tied by perfectly clear strike of "Great Central Fair. June 11, 1864" circular datestamp on pristine cover to "Miss Clara Justice"
with matching love poem enclosure, Extremely Fine Gem cover, one of the finest of the Great Central Fair covers, only seven 30c covers recorded in Kantor book (our Sale 766A, where it realized $3,000 hammer in 1995), ex Kantor and illustrated as Figure 115
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