Lot 17Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ gold on black, margins ample to just into frameline, small corner crease, tied by bold blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 28" cds on fresh locally addressed cover, with second strike of cds at center and matching "1" in octagon handstamp at right, reverse with allover illustrated Howell & Brothers, Manufacturers of Paper Hangings ad showing Factory Scene, cover with 1852 docketing at left, Very Fine and attractive, a rare example of the Philadelphia "Gold on Black" carrier issue on an advertising cover, ex-Emerson & Hall; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB11 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.