Lot 50131858 (Dec. 25) New Orleans La. to Cromford, Rhenish Prussia, blue printed circular bearing 1¢ blue, type IIIa (22) horizontal pair, pos. 11-12L4, rich color, tied by light New Orleans cds, carried by Havre Line Fulton from New York Jan. 8th to Southampton but could not continue, sent on another vessel to Havre, ultramarine Havre (1.22) entry octagon datestamp, red "Aus Frankreich, Per Aachen" (1.24) transit backstamp and blue ms. "1 ¾" sgr due rating (France 1¼ sgr, Thurn & Taxis ½ sgr); pair affected from edge placement and some perf toning, a Very Fine use.
Scott $1,050 as used pair Estimate $200 - 300.
Since the 1857 US-France Convention had no provision for printed matter, postage due was based upon conventions between the European states. US Postage was 2¢ per circular.
Lot 50141860 (Jan. 4) New York N.Y. to Bremen, Germany, printed circular with reduced orange envelope as label bearing two 1¢ blue (24) singles, tied by two strikes of "New York, Paid, Jan 7" cds, carried as endorsed by Havre Line Arago from New York Jan. 7th to Havre arriving Jan. 21st, ultramarine Havre (1.21) octagonal transit, red crayon "4"; right stamp few tiny perf tears at lower right, Fine and unusual printed matter use.
Estimate $200 - 300.