Although not a First Day of Issue, this is the earliest known use on cover of the one-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #63) with APS certificate; Although not a First Day of Issue, this is the earliest known use on cover of the one-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #63) with APS certificate
Although not a First Day of Issue, this is the earliest known use on cover of the one-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #63) with APS certificate; Although not a First Day of Issue, this is the earliest known use on cover of the one-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #63) with APS certificate

Although not a First Day of Issue, this is the earliest known use on cover of the one-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #63) with APS certificate; Although not a First Day of Issue, this is the earliest known use on cover of the one-cent blue Franklin stamp (Scott #63) with APS certificate

Philadelphia: August 20, 1861. Envelope or Cover.

Scott #63, 1861 series, 1c blue Franklin stamp on cover with Scott #26a, 1851-1857 series 3c dull red Washington stamp. On cover with a “Philadelphia, Aug 20, 1861, PA” postmark. Addressed to Taylorsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Very good. Item #009332

APS Certificate No. 199510, dated 3/282012 states “4th day of use for No. 63 . . . genuine.”

Identified in a 2013 H.R. Harmer Auction, 3003, identified this item as “a wonderful exhibit piece, used just four days after date of issue making this cover the earliest use on cover.”.

Price: $600.00

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