Gavit & Co., Albany N.Y. 5c Franklin Die Essay on India, Bond, Ivory Glazed Card (1Xa-E1b, 1Xa-E1c, 1Xa-E1d, 1Xa-E1e).
Five on India, five on Bond and Scarlet on Ivory Glazed Card, India including Bluish Black, Black, Yellow Green, Gray Blue and Scarlet, Bond including Bluish Black, Scarlet, Brown, Blue Green and Blue, large margins to into cross-hatching, few paper flaws including couple thin spots
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE GROUP OF THE GAVIT & COMPANY ALBANY PROVISIONAL ESSAYS.
Gavit & Company produced similar Franklin-head essays for the Albany post office (unissued 5c provisional) and the U.S. Post Office Department 1851 contract (3c). Proofs from the original dies were pulle in later years
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