Lot# 230 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

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    101L3, Magic Letter Express, 1865 5c Black on brown, single, clear to touching margins, on Magic Letter Express broadside describing the company»s charges and pickup schedule, signed «Evans, Porter & Co.»; while the stamp is uncancelled, it is tied to the broadside by water staining, the broadside with multiple folds, Extremely Scarce as only 4 examples of the 5c value have been recorded and this is the only example on a broadside. An affidavit on the reverse states «This is to certify that the within attached stamp is an original one used by my father W. D. Porter ... with Mr. Evans in Richmond, Va. In 1864.» Datelined «Lynchburg, Va Augt. 25-03». Ex-Needham, John R. Broker, Jr. (Scott Catalogue value for unused is $8,000 and for a stamp on cover $24,000)
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,700.00 USD