Lot 172812¢ gray black, horiz. pair, ample to mostly large margins, deep intense color on bright white paper, tied by indistinct black cds postmarks on tissue paper cover to R.W. Meade Graham / U.S. Navy / U.S. Ship Constellation / Care of Colonel Long, U.S. Consul / Spezzia Sardinia, endorsed "Paid to England", part of flap missing and small cover tears at top, Fine, right stamp would make a very nice single.
Scott No. 17 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Midshipman Graham served on the Constellation in the 1850s until succumbing to typhoid fever while stationed on the ship in November 1856.