2c Carmine (220).
Tied by bold strike of segmented cork on legal-size cover with "Treasury Department, Office of Special Agent, Port of St. Paul, Alaska"
imprint to Mrs. Rhoda A. Barnes in Westerville O., bold "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 15, 1891" circular datestamp with "Ship 2" handstamp, minor edgewear and slightly reduced at left, stamp with slight soiling, still Very Fine and rare, the recipient's husband served in the Civil War and later as special Treasury Agent for Alaska, the prepayment of this cover resulted in different charges than the following lot
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