VERY FINE AND SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE I.
With 1999 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE FIREWORKS ADVERTISING COVER WITH AN INDEPENDENCE DAY THEME.
The central part of the design illustrates a Liberty vignette, with an eagle holding a shield and "Liberty July 4, 1776" as part of the central theme. This cover and a companion fireworks cover are widely regarded as two of the greatest 19th century U.S. advertising covers extant.
Ex Haas and Piller. With 2002 P.F. certificate.