5c Red Brown (12).
Large margins to full, tied by "Washington Iowa May 14" circular datestamp on cover to Baureuth, Germany,
neat "New York Br. Pkt. 23 May 19" debit datestamp, blue ms. "45" kreuzer due marking, transit and receiving backstamps, some overall wear, expertly repaired along edges incl. top flap reattached, still Very Fine, scarce, the only recorded usage of the of the 5c 1856 Issue to Bavaria
and one of only seven recorded single frankings to Germany, sent via Prussian Closed Mail, this cover was franked to pay the 3c domestic U.S. postage plus 2c shore-to-ship rate via British Mails, this was treated as unpaid and so 23c of the 30c rate was debited by the U.S., ex Rohloff and Mayer
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