6c Carmine, 24c Purple (148, 153).
Rich colors, tied by quartered corks, "New Orleans La. Jul. 17" circular datestamps on 1872 folded letter to Bordeaux, France,
red "New York Paid 12 Jul. 24" (1872) credit datestamp, red London transit and "PD" oval handstamp, receiving backstamp, stamps with minor imperfections at top, Very Fine, scarce franking overpaying 26c rate to France via England, ex Gibson
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