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lot # 3065 - u.s. postal history Connecticut Postal History

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023 10:00 America/New_York

blue datestamp on folded letter to Norwich, Connecticut franked with 1847 5c Red brown (1), large margins and attractive early "Chocolate" shade, tied by bold strike of blue "5" stampless rate handstamp with second strike alongside, matching pointing hand "Paid", certificate mentions scoring line which is barely detectable, very fine, one of only nine 1847 issue covers from Hartford with blue postmarks, a beautiful cover with a stellar provenance showing the transitional period between pre-stamp rate handstamps and the issuance of adhesive stamps, ex-Kapiloff, Boker, and Gross, 1974 and 2016 Philatelic Foundation certificates

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