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Lot 436

20L1, Boyd's City Express Post, 1844 2c Black on green (First Issue),

margins large to just in at top, cancelled with red straightline "Free", on cover front only to local street address, red boxed "Boyd's City Express Post June 27 9 o'c" handstamp, vertical creases including one through stamp, very fine appearance, the earliest recorded use of the first Boyd's adhesive just 10 days after John T. Boyd opened for business, an important local post item, ex-Golden (Scott $4,000 for full cover)