Metropolitan Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Blue on Wove (108L5).
Cut to shape slightly into design, fine early impression on glazed
paper (similar to 108L1-108L3A issues), uncancelled, used with 3c Dull Red (11), ample margins to just touched, tied by "New-York Feb. 16" circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Philadelphia, scuffs along left edge, otherwise Fine and extremely scarce, probably Feb. 1858, the pattern of Metropolitan usages and "Express to Mail" label on the last two issues indicate that the post primarily (or exclusively) delivered mail to the post office
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