New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1).
Two horizontal pairs, Positions 6-7, 11-12, large margins to just touched, tied by red square grids and "New-York Jan. 27" circular datestamp on 1847 folded cover to Mobile Ala., blue "20" rate, red "paid" in arc handstamp, address partly eradicated, vertical file fold does not affect stamps, some overall soiling
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DOUBLE 10-CENT RATE USAGE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL TO MOBILE, ALABAMA.
The 20c pays double the 10c rate per half ounce for letters sent over 300 miles. Ex Caspary. Scott Retail as strip of four on cover $20,000.00
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