Lot 33Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1850-52, 1¢ black, margins large to just into framelines, canceled by red star handstamp on 1852 folded letter sheet to New York, in combination with 1852, 3¢ brownish carmine tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 27" cds, Very Fine; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7LB13+11A; $3,250 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE EARLIEST OF TWELVE ON COVER USAGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA "BLACK" CARRIER ISSUE.