Stamp theft alert
Reported 01 May 2015 - from the APS
Stamp Theft alert - $22,000 Mesilla Cover
Stampless cover cancelled MESILLA, Dec 21, N.M. (Seceded Territory of Arizona).
Manuscript "Due 10c". To "H.M. Alford Esq, Austin, Travis Co, Texas".
Right edge reduced. Upper left sender, "A W Alford, Co A, T.M.R., C.S.A." "Via San Antonio" at lower left.
Pencil docketing "Received Januy 6 1862" (which could be erased).
Stolen from our booth at WESTPEX on April 25.
Conservative cash value $22,000. Burlingame Police Department case #1501174, Detective Forbes. Please contact local police and John Birkinbine II, 520-297-1544, email@example.com. (American Philatelic Brokerages), P.O. Box 36657, Tucson, AZ 85740.