5c Red Brown (28).
Positions 21-24R, third stamp with defective transfer,
1856 shade (prior to 1858 Red Brown printing), scissors-separated with intact perfs at bottom and s.e. at left, tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 1, 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico,
neat "2" reales due handstamp, horizontal file fold does not affect stamps, Fine and rare use of a strip with the defective transfer, ex Hill and Bilden, illustrated in Brookman on p. 222
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