Boyd's Brooklyn City Express Post, Sep. 24 9 O'C.
Light but readable strike of red oval datestamp on folded letter datelined "Philadelphia, Sep. 23, 1844"
, to Brooklyn and delivered by Boyd's, red sans-serif "PAID
" straightline handstamp unlike any marking used by Boyd's but identical to the American Letter Mail Co.
"Paid" used by their Philadelphia office in this period -- therefore, this is a conjunctive use carried by American Letter Mail in Philadelphia to Boyd's in Brooklyn, at a very early stage of the latter's service in Brooklyn, Very Fine, ex Golden, only a few ALMCo./Boyd's conjunctive covers are known to us
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