3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A).
Two singles, different shades, one with ample to large margins, rich orange color, stamp at left with ample margins to slightly in, upper right corner scuffed from peeling -- given the two different shades and condition of lefthand stamp, we think it was probably peeled off another envelope and re-used by the thrifty sender -- tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1" (1854) circular datestamp on brown cover to Oakdale Pa., perfectly clear strike of bluish-black "NOISY CARRIER'S PUBLICATION HALL/LONG WHARF SAN FRANCISCO/CHARLES P. KIMBALL PROPRIETOR"
three-line handstamp in very small type, minor overall wear
VERY FINE COVER AND SUPERB STRIKE OF THIS THREE-LINE HANDSTAMP, WHICH IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL NOISY CARRIER'S MARKINGS. THE STRIKE ON THIS COVER IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.
This cover was carried on the PMSS Golden Gate from San Francisco to Panama (depart July 1), then by USMSC Illinois from Aspinwall to New York (depart July 16, arrive July 24).
Illustrated in Coburn Letters of Gold (p. 115). Ex Haas, Vogel, Walske and "New Helvetia".
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