3c Dull Red, Ty. IV (26A).
Two singles, left stamp with major double transfer, line thru rosettes
, both stamps tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. ? 1859" circular datestamp, right stamp also tied by red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 16" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong China,
transit and receiving backstamps, initial rating crossed out and up-rated, receipt docketing top left, some soiling and minor wear, a Fine and unusual use of 1857 3c stamps overpaying by 1c the British Open Mail rate
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