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    Fr. 1230 Used As Postage on Envelope.
    A 5¢ Fr. 1230 First Issue Fractional was mounted at upper right of an envelope and used as a postage stamp. It was postmarked, "Newcastle April 5th". The addressee is John Janvier of Daretown, Salem County, New Jersey. A previous search indicated that Mr. Janvier lived from 1824-74 and is buried in the cemetery at the Daretown Presbyterian Church. While there is no machine cancel on the stamp, it is cancelled with a large penned "X" across Jefferson's face, one of the very few known with this type of cancellation. The ink, paper, and writing are consistent with the period and since Mr. Janvier was alive during the same time that the First Issue Fractional was circulating, this is almost indisputably a genuine use. A very interesting and intriguing item. This item is not graded.

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    September, 2016
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