Lot 3341854 Paris, France To San Francisco, Cal. Folded letter franked with France 1853, 25c blue, pair + 1fr lake, pair paying the 2.50 francs per 7.5 grams rate via Panama, tied by dotted roller cancels, "20" steamship rate handstamp applied in San Francisco to be collected from addressee; light pressed out file folds affecting 25c pair and right 1fr stamp, otherwise Very Fine, still a a spectacular cover, ex Gallagher.
Scott No. 17+21 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Sent via Royal Mail Steamship Company - Per steamer Magdalena, departing Southampton on June 2nd and arriving in St. Thomas June 16th. Transferred to the Steamer Teviot, departing St. Thomas June 19th and arriving at Chagres June 25th and then by Pacific Mail Steamship Company - Steamer Sonora departing Panama on July 2nd and arriving in San Francisco July 15th.