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|To City:||Athol Depot|
|Addressee:||Rev. O. Tracy|
|Qty of #1:||1.0|
|Qty of #2:|
Lot 121 1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), ample to large margins except clear at TL, clear sharp impression and handsome shade from the cleaned plate, tied by red grid and matching "Boston 5 cts. 21 Feb." c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Athol Depot, Mass., Very Fine, with Ashbrook note calling this "unquestionably a Pl. 2 stamp and thus an early use," an analysis later revised by 1847 students to describe the so-called "reworked" or cleaned plate, though Ashbrook was correct to identify this as an early example. ¨Estimate $750 - 1,000
Matthew Bennett International sale 331
Alexander listed as 2/21/50
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