5c Indigo (216).
Tied by segmented cork cancel on cover to Newport R.I. with Samoa 1p Green (11a) and 2p Orange (13a)
tied together by violet "Apia Samoa Nov. 6" cds, original 7-page letter headed, "U.S.S. Adams Apia Samoa, Nov. 5, 1888"
from young man writing his father that they are awaiting the arrival of the USS Nipsic to relieve them and describes the troubles between the Malietoa and Tamasese and the German attempts to coerce the natives, etc., cover with tiny edge tears, contents with splitting at folds, Fine appearance and very rare, ex Fitzpatrick
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