Charleston S.C. Feb. 22, 1861.
Bold strike of double-circle datestamp, two 30c Orange (38),
one with straddle-pane margin at left, tied by grid cancels on blue folded cover to Lage, Germany,
red "N. York Br. Pkt. 14 Paid Feb. 27" credit datestamp ties right stamp, red "Aachen Franco" boxed handstamp ties both stamps, "Pr. Steamer Africa Prussian Closed Mail"
directive at top, Lage receiving backstamp of Mar. 13, cover edge splits and small tears (neatly closed), scattered bleaching spots, Fine appearance, an extremely rare Confederate State use of the 30c 1860 on a cover to Europe, carried on the Cunarder Africa,
per the directive, departing New York February 27, 1861 and arriving Queenstown March 10, ex Walter Hubbard (Siegel Sale 590)
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