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United States 1847 Issue Postal History

Usage by State (District of Columbia
Lot Photo Description
Lot 20
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large to huge margins except closer at bottom, handsome color and sharp impression, just tied by red grid, matching bold "Washington D.C. 5 cts. Nov. 21" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 21
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample to large margins, tied by oily red grid, matching "Washington D.C. 5 cts Sep. 12" c.d.s. on orange buff envelope to Salem, Mass., manuscript "Paid" at upper right; wax seal removed from flaps, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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