Lot 12491847, 10¢ black, margins huge to just in, tied by grid handstamps on 1848 folded letter sheet to Blackburn, England, matching "New Orleans, La., Jun 11" cds, with manuscript "per Steamer from New York" routing endorsement, "1/-" due handstamp and reverse with Liverpool entry and receiving cds's, Very Fine, ex-Mirsky; signed Ashbrook, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Sent aboard the Cunard "Acadia" departing New York on June 21st and arriving at Liverpool on July 5th. This is a pre-treaty usage to England paying the 10¢ domestic rate which are much scarcer then treaty letters which occurred after February 21, 1849.