FRANCE, 1870, 80c Rose on Pinkish (48; Yvert 49).
Horizontal pair, used with four additional 1867-72 denominations including 5c pair, 15c, 25c and 30c (34, 53, 56, 58), tied by diamond of dots cancels, clear strike of Marseilles Aug. 26, 1872 double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter to New York, red London transit, "2 Cents" credit handstamp to U.S., carried on Guion steamer Idaho
from Queenstown, arriving New York Sep. 9, red "New York Paid All Sep. 10" circular datestamp, a couple stamps with very light creasing from file folds, 25c stamp with rounded corner, still Very Fine, a desirable five-color double-rate use to New York including the 80c Bordeaux Issue
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