5c Orange Brown (30).
Used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35) and 30c Orange (38),
cancelled or tied by red grids, matching “New York Paid 18 Jul. 13” (1861) 18c credit circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Lyon, France,
sender’s ship-name directive “Depart par steamer Hammonia”
at top and carried aboard that HAPAG vessel, transit and receiving backstamps, file crease thru 5c and 10c stamps, appears Very Fine, a colorful triple-rate franking, covers from this correspondence are more commonly found with the 5c Ty. II Brown (Scott 30A), this is a far more desirable example franked with the Orange Brown, which is much scarcer on cover, ex Frelinghuysen, with 2012 P.F. certificate
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