N.O.U.S. City Post Aug. 19 8 A.M..
Bold blue snow-shovel datestamp struck twice with matching "Car. 2" oval on folded printed lettersheet from France to New Orleans, second strike ties France 1849 1fr Dark Carmine (9) and 1852 10c Bister, President Napoleon (10) strip of three,
huge margins to slightly in, rich colors, stamps also tied by rectangle of dots cancel, "Paris 28 Juil. 53" circular datestamp, red "PD" in frame, faint "N. York Br. Pkt. 5" debit circular datestamp, one 10c stamp affected by filing crease, some minor toning
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE TRANSATLANTIC COVER WITH NEW ORLEANS CARRIER MARKING. THE 1852 10-CENTIMES EMISSION PRESIDENCE ISSUE IS VERY SCARCE IN ITS OWN RIGHT.
The lettersheet illustrates the Fabrique de Chapeaux medals won at the London Exposition in 1851.
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