PANAMA, 1860 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA".
Bold strike of red double-circle handstamp applied in transit indicating prepayment, on folded cover datelined in Cali on Apr. 24, 1860, with two Colombia, 1859 5c Blue and 20c Blue (2, 6),
5c with sheet margin at bottom, 20c from Stone A, both with large margins to touching, tied by "Cali" in oval handstamp and addressed to New York,
light red "Forwarded by C.J. Fox, Aspinwall N.C." handstamp indicating carriage outside the mails from Colon to New York, light file fold thru 20c and Colon handstamp apparently lightly "inked in" at left
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL SHOWPIECE DISPLAYING THE USE OF TWO DIFFERENT COLOMBIA FIRST ISSUE STAMPS ON COVER TO NEW YORK. FEWER THAN HALF A DOZEN FIRST ISSUE COVERS TO THE UNITED STATES ARE KNOWN.
The 25c franking paid the double letter rate to Colon. Ex Goeggel. With 2012 Moorhouse certificate.
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