Lot 11341850 (Apr. 26) New York N.Y. to Cognac, France, gray folded letter with New York pencil "21" prepaid rating and endorsed per "Steamer 'Atlantic' ", carried as endorsed by Collins Line Atlantic from New York Apr. 27th to Liverpool arriving May 10th, red London (5.11) transit backstamp and matching red "U.S. Pkt." handstamp, Calais (5.12) arrival datestamp and manuscript "16" décimes due rating, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A CHOICE USE WITH THE RARE "U.S. PKT" HANDSTAMP CARRIED ON THE FIRST AMERICAN PACKET SAILING OF THE COLLINS LINE.
This letter was treated as an unpaid double-weight letter with "16" décimes due in France.