EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A PERFECT FULL STRIKE OF THE "STEAM" HANDSTAMP USED ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMBOAT MAIL. A MAGNIFICENT OFF-COVER 1847 ISSUE MULTIPLE.
This "Steam" marking (or two similar markings) are found on Mississippi River steamboat covers that entered the post offices at Natchez and New Orleans.
Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 24). Ex Hopkins, Saadi and Gross. With 1980, 1989 and 2013 P.F. certificates.
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
Ex Hall. Scott Retail as a block of four is $27,500.00 -- this is an attractive and more affordable alternative to an intact block.