USA - Briefe 1850
Katalog Scott 1
USA, 1847, 5c red brown "Benjamin Franklin", extremely fine Gem with wide sheet margin at left, tied by square red cancel and "NEW YORK OCT 21" circular datestamp alongside on folded letter (1850) to Syracuse. An exceptionally choice and clean First Issue cover, its franking would probably grade XF-SUP 95 (= 1950 USD) as single off cover stamp.
This cover was bought in 1978 for 2000 CHF. Scott 1, certificate Philatelic Foundation.