5c Red Brown (1).
Large to huge margins including bit of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade, cancelled by perfect strike of green "5" numeral
with matching "Newcastle Del. Mar. 31" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia street address, manuscript "32", extreme edge of large left margin of stamp slightly overlaps edge of letter
EXTREMELY FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 ISSUE CANCELLED BY A PRE-STAMP ERA RATE MARKING IN TRUE GREEN.
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