5c Brown, 24c Gray Lilac, 30c Orange, F. Grill (95, 99, 100).
Used with 15c Black (77),
each tied by neat strike of "New Paid York Dec. 21" circular datestamp on large cover from San Francisco to Paris, France,
neat "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 12" circular datestamp, stamps appear not to have been cancelled in San Francisco, blue 1870 French transit circular datestamp, straightline "Insufficiently Paid" crossed out in blue crayon, blue Consular seal
on back, missing additional stamp (probably low-value 1869 Pictorial), some overall wear and few faults, still Fine and impressive franking, an extremely rare usage of the high-value Grilled issues, illustrated and discussed in an article in Chronicle
(May 1985, pp. 117-118)
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