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lot # 42 - United States "Back of the Book" Stamps and Postal History local stamps

Thursday Dec 10, 2020 16:00 America/New_York
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112L2, One Cent Despatch, Baltimore, Maryland, 1c Red, ample to large margins (tiny nick at top right), tied by Type II "City Despatch. Oct. 2 4½P.M." cds (double circle) with second strike alongside, cover also bears 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11) tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Oct 3" cds (very light crease), addressed to "Henry Hollyday Esq./ Near Centreville/ Queen Anne's County/ E.S. of Maryland" with additional "Oct 2d 56" docketing at left, according to Clifford J. Alexander's census (Penny Post Vol. 15, No. 1) this is the second-earliest known use of this stamp after a cover postmarked only six hours earlier on the same day, a Very Fine and attractive cover from a short-lived local post (only in operation for two and a half months) (Scott $1,750)Carriers & Locals

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