AUSTRIA, 1874, 5kr Rose, Ty. III (36).
Four singles (two on reverse), all tied by "Alsergrund, Wien 23/3 79" circular datestamps on registered cover to Major General Irvin McDowell
in San Francisco Cal., "Recom" handstamp at top left, New York three-line registry transit backstamp, Very Fine and scarce cover, the recipient was the Commander of the Division of the Pacific at the time of sending but is better known for his command at the First Battle of Bull Run, where the Union suffered an embarrassing loss at the first major battle of the American Civil War
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