"NEWARK VALLEY. NY." Kissing Doves.
Single straightline with "March 2"
blue manuscript date surrounded by ornate floral frame with entwined hearts and two kissing doves, to Clinton Conn., twice forwarded
to North Guilford and New Haven, blue manuscript "18-3/4" rate applied in Newark Valley, forwarding from Clinton to N. Guilford charged 10c with matching manuscript postmark, blue "No. Guilford Ct. Mar. 29"
manuscript postmark and an additional 6c charged for a total of 34-3/4c due from recipient, light toning
VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE ROMANCE-INSPIRED POSTAL MARKING. CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HANDSTAMPED MARKINGS APPLIED TO 19TH CENTURY MAIL.
Perhaps three or four examples of this handstamp are known.
Ex Hahn. With 2014 P.F. certificate. ASCC value $7,000.00
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