VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, WITH BLACK CANCELS.
Tallahassee is known for its use of a distinctive green cancel. It appears that a black cancel was used early in 1851 -- four are listed in the Alexander census.
Ex Chase, Hart and Boker. With 2012 P.F. certificate
AN IMPORTANT ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE COVER, POSTED IN NEW YORK CITY ON JULY 2, 1851, THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE. ONLY TWO JULY 1, 1851, FIRST DAY COVERS AND TWO JULY 2 SECOND DAY COVERS WITH THE ONE-CENT ARE RECORDED.
The addressee, Dr. Henry Whitney Bellows, was a prominent Unitarian minister and anti-slavery advocate. In this letter, his wife describes "luxuriating" at a seaside hotel in the company of Dr. Bellows' father. She wrote the letter on Tuesday, July 1, 1851, and mailed it upon arriving at Union Square on Wednesday morning, July 2.
Ex Neinken and Wagshal.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION FRANKING PAYING THE 2-CENT SHIP FEE PLUS DOUBLE THE 10-CENT TRANSCONTINENTAL RATE.
Carried on the British Brig Consort, which arrived in San Francisco on July 15 on its way to Port Madison.