Lot 14541861, 30¢ orange, used with 5¢ brown (76) and 10¢ green (68), all tied by circular grid cancels on 1863 cover to James Monroe, U.S. Consul at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 45¢ per ½ oz. British mail rate via Southampton, red "N.York Br. Pkt. Paid Mar 2" exchange cds and magenta "40" cent credit rating, carried by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Mar. 4th to Liverpool arriving Mar. 15th, red London Paid (3.16.63) transit cds ties stamps; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 71 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A CHOICE USAGE TO BRAZIL WITH A THREE-COLOR 1861 FRANKING PREPAYING THE 45¢ TREATY RATE.
James Monroe (1821-1898) was the U.S. Consul to Rio de Janeiro (1863-69) and later U.S. Representative from Ohio (1871-79).