30c Black (154).
Used with two 2c Red Brown (146)
affixed slightly overlapping, tied circle of wedges cancels and red Boston "Paid" circular datestamp on Mar. 8, 1872 blue folded letter to Manila, Philippines, via Singapore forwarder,
Robt B. Storer & Co. blue oval forwarder's datestamp, manuscript routing "Via Brindisi",
red crayon "30" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Mar. 21), red crayon "1" Colonial rate, Singapore backstamp, stamps lifted and reaffixed as usual for the Peirce correspondence, 30c with vertical filing crease, right 2c with corner crease
VERY FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO THE PHILIPPINES VIA SINGAPORE.
This cover from the Peirce correspondence, sent by the 34c British mail rate via Brindisi, is one of only four Bank Note Issue covers to the Philippines recorded. It was carried on the NGL steamer Bremen I from New York on Mar. 9, 1872.
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