Germany – North German Confederation. 1871 (Sep 21). Entire from Hamburg to Buenos Aires, with 1869 1/4gr, 1/2rg, 1gr and pair of 5gr, all crisply tied by Hamburg cds, paying the 3gr inland rate and 8 3/4 gr -equivalent to 11d- British transit and sea carriage, carried via Ostende to London and Liverpool and put onboard PSNC « Lusitania » towards Valparaiso and transferred at Montevideo to Buenos Aires, with ms « 2/4 » for domestic charge, stamps with minor imperfections; a highly attractive franking to a rare destination; cert. Mehlmann (2013).
Note: Another cover from the same correspondence with the same franking, but in less good condition, was part of the Everaldo Santos collection.