Lot 10073
Costa Rica » Incoming Mail
Price realised
480 USD
300 – 500 USD
Auction date
Wed 13 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
France. 1873 (Dec 6). Lettersheet from Le Havre to San Jose, with two 1872 10c and a 1873 80c, neatly tied by “6311” dotted lozenges, paying 1F for carriage by German packet and endorsed “Par steamer Hohenzollern”, routed via London to Southampton and put aboard German Lloyd SS “Hohenzollern” on its maiden voyage, transferring the cover at Colon, crossing the Isthmus and dispatched via Panama to Puntarenas Port in Costa Rica by Central America Steam Ship Co., insignificant cover tear at left; a very fine and attractive maiden voyage cover, and a very rare routing via German Lloyd to Costa Rica (not recorded in the Maury catalogue).
Catalogue reference: Y&T 57, 57