Sale 337

Lot 3318

FREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY, blue handstamp in four lines, on cover to New Haven, Ct. with imprint, "Office House of Representatives U.S./FREE." and signature of the Clerk, J.W. Forney at top, "New-York May 2, 1861" duplex struck at lower left, small tear at right edge and faint toning from its placement in a scrapbook from which it was only recently removed (some paper still adhering to back), Fine and rare, only about a dozen examples of this marking are known, but this is the first one we've seen in combination with the House imprint and Forney's signature.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Realized $675

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