7c Orange Vermilion (160).
Horizontal strip of four, choice centering, vivid color, straight edge at right, tied by bold strikes of target cancel, "Auburn N.Y. Oct. 18" circular datestamp on ca. 1875 cover to Moradabad, India,
sender's routing "Via Brindisi"
, red "New York 1.10 Oct. 20" credit datestamp (110 centimes = 22c), red London "Paid" transit datestamp and "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp both tie strip, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL FRANKING TO INDIA, BEARING A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 7-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
This was prepaid for the 28c rate but credited in accordance with the 27c rate during the GPU/UPU period (the credit in centimes replaced old U.S. currency credit markings). Overall a spectacular cover in pristine condition.
Ex "Andromeda". With 2011 P.F. certificate
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