10c Green, Ty. I (31).
Horizontal strip of four, centered slightly to right but with exceptionally choice centering top-to-bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. Feb. 1, 1859" circular datestamps on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico,
bold "7" reales due handstamp, sender's directive "pr steamer Tennessee"
at lower left, left stamp two short perfs at bottom left
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW COVERS KNOWN WITH A STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I. FROM THE FAMOUS HARGOUS CORRESPONDENCE.
The strip of four pays the quadruple 10c rate to Mexico. We know of three Hargous covers with this size multiple.
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