New Orleans La. 21 May (1861).
Bold oily cds ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A),
well-centered, some faint gum toning around perfs, on greenish blue folded letter to San Sebastian, Spain,
red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 28" cds, blue "4R" dues hs, red London and San Sebastian backstamps, clean vertical file fold
VERY FINE. COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE USE OF UNITED STATES 5-CENT 1859 TO SPAIN, TEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE SEVERANCE OF POSTAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH.
Probably fewer than ten covers to Spain are known with U.S. stamps used in the Confederate States.
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