5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30).
Two, vivid Orange Brown shade of the 1861 printing, tied by red grid cancels, matching "New York Br. Pkt. Sep. 3" (1861) circular datestamp on folded invoice for pipe staves to Cadiz, Spain,
one stamp also tied by bold strike of blue "12 Rs." Spanish due handstamp, the due marking indicates this was a heavy letter, so no doubt some interior pages also accompanied, London transit and Cadiz receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, left stamp single pulled perf at lower right
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A CIVIL WAR PERIOD USE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN TYPE II STAMPS ON COVER TO SPAIN.
The 5c Orange Brown was in use for only a short time before it was demonetized. The new 1861 Issue was released in mid-August 1861. The 1861 5c Buff is known used from August 17 and the 10c 1861 is known used from August 20, several weeks prior to this letter's mailing date. A review using Power Search found only two other uses of this issue to Spain. One is a single franking with 4 reales due, and the other bears two singles with 8 reales due.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
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