Lot 2481870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, s.e. at right, canceled by matching segmented cork cancels duplexed with "San Francisco Cal., May 20" cds on 1873 cover with preprinted address to care of China Trans-Pacific Steam Co., London, England, red "New York, Ma 28" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Java from New York May 28th to Queenstown arriving Jun. 7th, red London Paid (6.9) arrival cds; some cover edge wear, right stamp some creasing, F.-V.F. and scarce 6¢ grilled pair used on cover.
Scott No. 137; $900 Estimate $300 - 400.