EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EARLY 1847 ISSUE COVER SHOWING IN SPECTACULAR STYLE THE TRANSITION FROM HANDSTAMPED MARKINGS OF THE PRE-STAMP ERA TO THE USE OF ADHESIVE STAMPS FOR PREPAYMENT.
A similar cover was offered in our 1969 sale of the Matthies collection. Ex Kapiloff, Boker and Gross. With 1974 P.F. and 2016 P.F. certificates. Accompanied by June 10, 1847 stampless cover with similar markings.
VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF THE 1847 ISSUE AND BOSTON CARRIER DEPARTMENT STAMP TIED ON COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE POST OFFICE GRID AND CARRIER DEPARTMENT RING OF PEARLS CANCELLATIONS SEPARATELY TYING STAMPS, AND THE BOSTON CIRCULAR DATESTAMP TYING BOTH TOGETHER.
Illustrated in Chronicle 104 (p. 249). Ex Hart, Boker and Gross.