30c Orange (38).
Bright shade, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Paid 12 Dec. 29" credit datestamp on square-shaped 1860 cover to Mostaganem, French Algeria,
handsomely addressed with explicit detail ("Africa", "Algerie", "Province d'Oran"), French transit circular datestamp front and back, Mostaganem receiving backstamp, couple small edge tears
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND EXOTIC DESTINATION IN THE CLASSIC PERIOD.
Although Algeria was considered by French postal authorities to be part of France (with the same rates), it is highly regarded as a separate destination by postal history collectors.
Ex Haas and "Sevenoaks"
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