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US #1 FIRST US STAMP ON COVER TIED RED NEW YORK CITY POSTMARK 1850 USAGE
Very interesting folded letter franked with 3+ margin copy (close at bottom right) of Scott #1, the first United States postage stamp, tied red New York, May 17 (1850) postmark to Benjamin Brandruth, M.D., Sing Sing, NY. One page content, dated May 15 1850, from Mary E. Edwards, requests a reference for a woman she is considering to hire as a servant. Wants to know any information on her character, capabilities &c. "I am principally desirous of knowing if she is honest & truthful." Good condition, very light crease through stamp.
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