3c Dull Red (11).
Horizontal pair, full margins to barely in, tied by bold "New-York Ship Oct. 9" circular datestamp, mostly clear blue "Stmr. Sierra Nevada/Via Nicaragua/Ahead of the Mails"
oval handstamp on cover to Troy N.Y., dated "Sep. 15, 1854", minor cover wear, otherwise Very Fine, scarce ocean-mail usage via Nicaragua Line, ex Emerson
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