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Sale 89: The John Barwis Collection of Philadelphia Postal History

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Philadelphia Domestic Mail: Domestic Uses including Balances

Lot 3253    

Philadelphia Pa., Jan 31, blue cds with red "PAID" and "6" in double-ocatagon rating handstamps on 1852 folded letter to Millwell N.J. at double the 3¢ letter rate, Extremely Fine gem strikes.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

This is an unusual use of the "6" double-octagon rating handstamp that was previously used only for incoming ship letters.

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