Lot 118 -
1845, the "secret number one" of the United states. Two years before the issue of the first official stamp issues the postmaster of New York prepared 5 cents postage stamps. These "5 cents Washington" were intended for domestic covers. This nice letter with a rare foreign destination - from NEW YORK at the 15. AUG 1846 to LYON in France, where he - as proved by of the on the back arrival cancel - at the 2. SEP 1846 arrived. The stamp is on all sides full- to partial with wide margins cut and re....
Currently EUR 1,200
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