Lot 3371857 Paris, France To Springfield, Mass. Cover franked with France 1853-54, 20c blue + 40c orange, six singles overpaying the double 8 decimes per 7.5 grams rate via British Packet (Jan. 1 to March 31, 1857), previous rate was 1.30 francs per 7.5 grams, according this was paid twice that amount because the sender wasn't aware of the rate change, "N. York Br. Pkt., 5, Feb 7" entry cds with due to the addressee based on the half ounce British Open Mail rate; 20c stamp with crease and some light cover soiling, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 15+18 Estimate $100 - 150.
Sent via Cunard Line - Per steamer Africa, departing Liverpool on January 24th and arriving in New York on February 6th.