1c Blue, Ty. II (20).
Single on 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) tied by "OLD STAMPS/NOT RECOGNIZED
handstamp in two straight lines, bold "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 16,
1861" small double-octagon datestamp and matching "Due 3", the 1c valid for carrier service but the 3c entire not valid for postage, one day before the earliest known use of the 1c & 3c 1861 Issue, addressed to occupied Fort Pickens, Florida
, unfortunately torn open at R. into 3c with part of cover missing and "P" and ""ED" of handstamp, worthy of restoration as this is earliest recorded use of this handstamp
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