Be One of the Fortunate Few to Own Scarce 1845 NY Postmaster Provisional
The 1845 New York Postmaster Provisional stamp is seldom seen – only 5,500 were issued. However, collectors carefully preserved a small number of #9X3 stamps – so now Mystic can offer this historic stamp to you for your private collection.
Congress legislated uniform postage rates in 1845, but made no allowances for stamps. New York’s postmaster general arranged to have stamps printed by the firm of Rawdon, Wright and Hatch. The quality of their work was so impressive the federal government awarded its 1847 contract for US #1 and #2 to the firm without asking for bids from competing printers.
Own history you hold in your hands – get scarce #9X3 on gray wove paper signed by ACM today.