Lot 1096Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ Ultramarine, used with 2¢ Bureau issue tied by two bold strikes of "Dallas, Tex. Jan 22, 1903" duplex on gray cover to Mexico, Mo.; small edge tears, 2¢ small flaw, F.-V.F.
Scott No. E6 Estimate $400 - 600.
THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 1902 10¢ SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.
Lot 1097Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ Ultramarine, used with 10¢ pale red brown (307) tied by two strikes of "Chicago Ill., 161" oval cancels on post card used as package address card for merchandise to Portland Ore., magenta "Received in bad condition at Portland, Oregon." two-line handstamp, purple "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" handstamp, pencil "mdse" notation for merchandise, Very Fine and rare fourth-class use.
Scott No. E6 Estimate $300 - 400.
The 10¢ postage paid the fourth-class rate for merchandise up to 10 ounces. Prior to 1928, there were no special delivery weight limitations.