City Despatch Post.
Oval handstamp clearly struck on cover to Dr. G. A. Manwaring, 270 8th Ave., New York City, pencil "2" rate, enclosure is a part-printed marshal's notice ordering addressee to appear for a hearing on Apr. 17, 1858, most of backflap removed, still Very Fine, one of four recorded covers with this oval marking, all addressed in the same hand, this 1858 year-dated use places this post well past the years of the Mead-Cole operation and probably beyond Barry's involvement; see Perry's 100 Years Ago
and Jarrett article in Chronicle
122 (May 1984), ex Hollowbush, Hahn and "New Amsterdam", with 2011 P.F. certificate
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