VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A VERTICAL BISECT OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED FROM HARTFORD AND TIED BY A MAGENTA CANCEL. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 ISSUE BISECT USED FROM HARTFORD, AS WELL AS THE ONLY ONE ON A MOURNING ENVELOPE.
The Alexander book lists two right vertical halves used as bisects from Hartford. However the other, with a magenta circular datestamp and black grid, has received a P.F. certificate as not genuine. That makes this the only bisect known from Hartford. It is also the only recorded 10c 1847 bisect on a mourning envelope.
Ex Rust, Hawley and Boker. With 1987 P.F. certificate.