1c Blue, Type II (7).
Plate 2, horizontal strip of five, large margin at bottom, just in at top on three right stamps, deep rich color, tied by multiple strikes of "New Orleans La. Aug. 19" (1856) circular datestamp on bluish gray lengthy folded letter written in French to Paris, France,
sender's directive "per Boston Steamer"
at top, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Aug. 26" circular datestamp, carried on the Cunarder Canada
, departing Boston Aug. 27, 1856, arriving Liverpool Sep. 7, red London transit backstamp, "26" decimes due handstamp and Sep. 8 Calais entry datestamp also ties strip, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce strip of five of the 1c 1851 Imperforate issue paying the shore-to-ship rate for British Open Mail to France
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