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ITEM# USC-018(2)



POSTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

RARE US #18 1 BLUE PAIR ON 2 PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
LOCAL DROP/CARRIER COVER

WITH AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY EXPERT CERTIFICATE


Unusual 1 Blue, Plate #12, Pair on Rhode Island Local Carrier Cover
with American Philatelic Expertizing Certificate
US Scott Specialized values a pair off cover at $1100
Single on Cover @ $850


1 Blue Pair - Scott Catalogue #18

Front: Pair of US#18 1 Blue, Plate 12, on Providence, Rhode Island Drop/Carrier Cover tied by black Providence CDS cancel to Burrillville, R. I. some 20 miles away.
Reverse: Pencil Note: "J. Birkenbine 600.00 8-79". Several other lotting numbers.
Notes: Unusual #18 pair on cover for 2 local drop/carrier rate. A very small town destination for a local Providence Cover. Act of April 3, 1860 set Drop Letter (by carrier) at 1 and Carrier fee at 1. Act of March 3, 1863 abolished carrier and way fees and made all drop letters 2 and prepayment by postage stamps was made compulsory. The effective date of this Act was June 30, 1863. The date of this cancel is "Jul 30",but the year is not apparent.
Condition: Fine-Very Fine Pair with a small wrinkle on right stamp in right side margin at forehead level that is creased paper, it is not a tear. Slight soiling on cover.
Contents: Envelope only, no contents.


Reverse of Cover

1988 American Philatelic Society (APS)
Expert Certificate

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