2c Black (73).
Horizontal pair, used with 24c Lilac (78),
tied by circle of wedges cancels on bright white cover with part-printed address to S. Friedmann in Berlin, Germany,
printed "Via LIVERPOOL" route directive with sender's directive "Per Prussian Closed Mail",
red "N.York Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Dec. 19" 7c credit datestamp, two clear strikes of blue "AACHEN 3 1 /FRANCO"
framed datestamp (Jan. 3), blue receiving backstamp (Jan. 3) -- possibly 1865 use and carried on the Cunarder Asia
from Boston, departing Dec. 20, 1865, arriving Liverpool Dec. 31 -- note on back "From S.B. 323 West 23d St. NY"
refers to Solomon Beuthner (German Jewish merchant), immaculate condition, Very Fine, the rate and use are not rare, but the condition of this Black Jack cover is outstanding
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