FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CHICAGO "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" MARKING - FAR RARER THAN ITS PHILADELPHIA COUNTERPART AND ONE OF THE FEW "OLD STAMPS" COVERS WITH THE 1861 ISSUE USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE DEMONETIZED 1857 ISSUE.
Ex West, Krug and Antrim
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED HANDSTAMPED "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" COVERS SHOWING THIS COMBINATION OF THE DEMONETIZED 3-CENT 1857 AND NEW 1861 1-CENT STAMPS.
The two covers contained in our records that show this combination and the two-line handstamp come from the same Edith Taylor correspondence. This is the earlier of the two; the other, a patriotic cover, was sent September 26th. It realized $22,000 in our sale of the Stanley M. Piller collection (Sale 748, Mar. 25, 1993). In addition, there is a manuscript "Old Stamps Not Recognized" cover from Philadelphia with the same combination.