5c Red Brown (1).
Full to large margins, bright shade, tied by two strikes of red grid cancel, matching "New Orleans La. Apr. 20" (1850) circular datestamp and "PAID/5"
handstamp on folded printed circular to Marseilles, France,
red London transit datestamp (May 14), Calais transit datestamp (May 15), bold oily strike of red "COLONIES/&c ART.13"
Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, "15" decimes due handstamp, Marseilles receiving backstamp, small tear at top of fold at center
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON COVER TO FRANCE.
This was carried on the Cunarder America, which departed Boston on May 1, 1850, and arrived at Liverpool on May 13.
Ex Rust, Boker and Gross. With 1989 P.F. certificate
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