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Lot 10039

United States » Incoming Mail
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 USD
Auction date: Wed 13 Oct 2021 at 03:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: Transatlantic Mail & Spanish American War
Catalog: Transatlantic Mail
Current bid: 700.00 USD
Time left: 15d 11h 24m 53s before pre-bidding ends
Description:

German States – Bavaria. 1861 (May 4). Envelope from Nurnberg to New York, paying the 45kr rate for Prussian closed mail (6kr inland postage and 39kr for foreign fees as noted by ink), following the 1852 Prussia-USA Convention, with 1850-54 well margined 9kr and 18kr pair with complete to wide margins. each tied by “356” numeral hs with cds on departure below,”AACHEN/PAID 25 Cts.” indicating the fee credited to the USA, and “PAID 30” New York Br. Pkt. cds’s in red at right, Leipzig transit on reverse; carried from Liverpool to New York by the Cunard SS “Persia”; an attractive and rare cover; cert. Stegmüller (2008).

Note: The Prussia-USA Postal Convention was applied not only to Prussia, but to German States which were members of the German-Austrian Postal Union, including 45kr up to 1/2 oz (2 loth) for South German States, or 13sgr for North German States and 38kr for Austria.

Michel 5, 7