15c Bright Orange (152).
Used with 7c Vermilion (149),
s.e. at right, cancelled by corks, 15c tied by "Hingham Mass. Nov. 1" (1872) circular datestamp on tissue-paper cover to Calcutta, India,
red "Boston Paid Nov. 1" circular datestamp, sender's directive "Via Marseilles"
crossed out and changed to via Southampton, red London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 13), red crayon "18" credit, red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, stamps with some toning and small faults, cover with usual light wear, still Very Fine, a very unusual combination to pay the 22c rate via Southampton, the rate via Marseilles was 8c more, so no doubt the sender decided to save the money and send the slightly slower route via Southampton
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