Item - #EP-USC-1802
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HANDSOME "PORTSMOUTH, N. H." TWO-LINE CANCEL ON DOUBLE WEIGHT 40¢ LETTER
OUT AND RE-RATED "FREE" TO PHILADELPHIA PURVEYOR
COVERED BY OUR 5 YEAR PHILATELIC GUARANTEE
RED "40" RATE CROSSED OUT RERATED FREE
W/ POST MASTER'S INITIALS
Front: Clear Strike of "PORTSMOUTH,N.H./SEPTr 22" Two-line black
cancel. Originally rated in red manuscript as 40[¢], this was
crossed out, likely initialed by postmaster "F.F." in script and then
"Free" was written in as it was on official business.
Reverse: Several penciled lotting numbers. Docketing note
states: "B. Leverett Ajt Mil Agent Portsmouth New Hampshire/requires no
answer/has rec'd the amount of his [statement] for purchasing articles
for that Post.
Notes: Nice Re-Rated Double Weight Letter traveling
between 300-500 miles which has been initialed and crossed out and rated
"Free" as it was on official business.
Condition: Very Fine with usual file folds and some
Contents: Legible English: Dateline Portsmouth, NH Sept
20, 1802. Mr. Benjamin Leverett acknowledges receipt of funds to cover
his expenses in purchasing supplies and thanks Israel Wheten, Purveyor
of Public Supplies in Philadelphia.
Reverse of Cover
Offered by EmpirePost.com
a Division of Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd.
Member: APS, BNAPS, CCNY, ICSC, DMSC, SPHS
OUR 5 YEAR PHILATELIC GUARANTEE OF
As a Life Member of the American
Philatelic Society and in association with the American Philatelic
Society's new guidelines on expertization, Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd.
will guarantee the authenticity of this philatelic item to the purchaser
of record for a period of five years from the date of sale.
You will receive a full color receipt with our written guarantee of
authenticity - signed and sealed. Please note that our five
year Guarantee of Authenticity does not apply to condition issues such
cancel, gum, paper or other aspects of the item.
It is the buyer's responsibility to
promptly examine the material upon receipt for any vices, defects or
other dissatisfactions and return it within our seven day examination and
"return-for-any-reason" period. However, if at any time during
the five year period you receive an opinion from the American Philatelic
Expertizing Service that this item is not authentic, please return the
item in its original condition along with the written guarantee and
contrary opinion and we will refund you the original purchase price and
the cost of the opinion.
Item is accompanied
by a full color picture receipt for your
insurance and inventory records. Item will
be archivally packaged & shipped to your
address. Please note that although we take
great care in scanning our item images,
monitor displayed colors may vary from
original. Damage on delivery must be
promptly reported. There is a 14 day "no
questions asked" return policy, but item
must be returned in the same condition as
sent and the return shipment cost and
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