5¢ Red Brown (28), horizontal strip of six, well-centered, rich color, tied by clear strikes of "Charleston S.C. Apr. 16, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Lille, France, red "Boston 21 Apr. Paid 24" 24¢ credit datestamp--carried on the Cunarder America, departing Boston on April 21, 1858, and arriving at Liverpool May 4--French arrival datestamp (May 4) and "P.D." in frame struck twice, receiving backstamps
Very Fine strip and cover. No strip larger than six is recorded on cover, and this is the finest of the few known 5¢ 1857 multiple uses.
Illustrated in Hill, United States Five Cent Stamp of 1856-1861 (p. 45) and Bakers' U.S. Classics (p. 141). Ex Howard Lehman, J. David Baker, Walter C. Klein (where it was illustrated on the front cover of the postal history sale) and "Sevenoaks."
10¢ Green, Type II (32), horizontal strip of six, extraordinarily choice centering for a multiple of this size, bright color, tied by three bold strikes of "New Orleans La. Feb. 15, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, from the Hargous correspondence, bold "7" reales due handstamp, fifth stamp with trivial small sealed tear at bottom, Extremely Fine, a rare multiple franking to Mexico paying the six-times rate, ex Caspary, Rust and Klein, from our 1981 and 1996 Rarities of the World sales, with 1988 P.F. certificate