2c Red Brown (146).
Strip of six and three singles, tied by six strikes of "New York Steamship Sep. 20" (1871) circular datestamp on cover from Curacao to New York,
"B & D Jesurun Curacao" merchant's oval handstamp, "St. Thomas 13 9 1871" circular datestamp, origination docketing inside flap dated "Curacao Sept. 7/71, Rec. 20, Answer 20"
which confirms all the dates in the markings, stamp at top right with tear at top
VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY USE FROM CURACAO TO THE UNITED STATES, FULLY PREPAID IN CURACAO WITH 20-CENTS U.S. POSTAGE FOR DOUBLE THE STEAMSHIP RATE.
Inbound uses from Curacao franked with Bank Note Issues are rare. This cover, with ten National Bank Note Co. 2c Red Brown ungrilled stamps, is spectacular
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