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    Unique E.M. Riggin - Sanford House - Philadelphia

    E.M. RIGGIN SANFORD HOUSE 336 Delaware Ave., Pine Street Wharf, Philada. 50 Cents. PE597. Extremely Fine.
    Beautiful envelope with a lot going for it. It is listed in Reed as unique and is the plate piece (the plate is a xerox of a photo and too weak for confirming photo match) in the book. It is one of only four merchants from Pennsylvania to issue postage envelopes and to our knowledge it is the only postage envelope bearing a date which, as one would expect from all the research into these envelopes, is July 1862. In all likelihood all, or nearly all, postage envelopes were issued in the summer and fall of 1862. The envelope reads more like a piece of scrip than any of the other postage envelopes. Mr. Riggin "will pay" the 50¢ "for inclosed [sic] U.S. PERFECT STAMPS for same amount." The envelope is a high end extremely fine, flawless, but for two minor mounting marks on the back.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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