5c Bright Red Brown (28b).
Horizontal pair, deep rich color, tied by three strikes of blue "Paid" in small grid
cancel, lightly struck red "Saco Me. Jan. 2" (1860) circular datestamp on yellow cover with printer's blue corner card,
addressed to Pea Vine Cal. and forwarded
to Brush Creek, ms. "Pea Vine Cal. Feb. 8, 1860" postmark and "Forwd 3c" due, Very Fine, extremely rare usage, the intense shade of this 5c 1857 pair is arguably Indian Red, but at the very least is the "near miss" shade of Bright Red Brown (accompanying 1982 P.F. certificate states "Red Brown", mistakenly in our opinion)
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