3c Red, Ty. II (11A).
Vertical Pair, large margins to just in, top stamp tiny tears, tied by "Sacramento Cal. 30 Mar" circular datestamp on cover to Strong Me., with "From Noisy Carrier's Mail, 77 Long Wharf, S.F. Cal."
boxed handstamp, Very Fine and scarce, one of three known from Sacramento, ex Meroni and Baker, signed Ashbrook (who notes "1855" as date of use, thus last sailing under 6c rate)
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