Lot 50521860 (Aug. 4) New Orleans La. to Bremen, blue folded printed circular bearing 1¢ blue (24) vertical pair with wide left margin capturing "Toppan, Carpenter & Co. BANK NOTE" imprint, positions 31/41L8, tied by "New Orleans La. Aug 4, 1860" cds, New York red "PAID ALL" straightline handstamp, carried as endorsed by NGL Line Bremen from New York Aug. 4th to Bremerhaven arriving Aug. 19th, Extremely Fine, imprint multiples from Plate 8 are extremely scarce and very rare on cover, ex-Zoellner.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A CHOICE 1¢ 1857 ISSUE PLATE 8 IMPRINT CAPTURE PRINTED MATTER USE TO BREMEN.
Printed matter sent under the 1847 agreement could not be prepaid until April 1854, when the agreement was modified to permit newspapers carried by the Bremen steamers to be sent anywhere in the GAPU for 3¢. Newspapers (including circulars) sent directly to Bremen were only 2¢. New York marked such printed matter PAID ALL in red or black.
Lot 50531865 (Dec. 16) New York N.Y. to Vienna, Austria, orange newspaper wrapper endorsed "Germany via Bremen", bearing 3¢ rose (65), nat. s.e. at right, tied by cork cancel, New York large "Paid All" straightline applied, carried by NGL Line Bremen from New York Dec. 16th to Bremerhaven arriving Dec. 29th, partial blue "Bremen Franco" transit also ties 3¢, red crayon "2" kreuzer due, Vienna (1.2, 1.3) arrival backstamps; light file fold at left, Fine and scarce 3¢ use., Fine and scarce 3¢ printed matter use, ex-Winter.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Newspapers sent by either the Bremen or Hamburg Lines required 3¢ prepayment, which was to fully pay the newspaper to another part of the German-Austrian Postal Union. Apparently, the Austrians collected an additional 2 kreuzer local charge. Large 43x9 mm. PAID ALL applied at New York.
Lot 50541867 (circa) New York, N.Y. to Bremen, Germany, blue folded cover originally containing William P. Wright printed circular, sent by Kremelberg & Co. of New York with "Circular." straightline at the 2¢ printed matter rate paid to destination with 2¢ black (73) tied by NYFM circle of wedges, New York large red "½" (silbergroschen) h.s. credit to Bremen, carried by NGL Line New York from New York to Bremerhaven, blue "America/über Bremen/Franco" three-line handstamp; light bend slightly affects 2¢, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Pencil "12/30" numbers appear to be docketing date of origin or reception, but don't line up with an sailing of the "New York".
Lot 50551867 (Mar. 26) New York, N.Y. to Bremen, Germany, blue William P. Wright's New York Cotton Circular sent by Kremelberg & Co. of New York at 2¢ circular rate prepaid to destination 2¢ black (73) tied by NYCM geometric cancel, New York large "½" (silbergroschen) h.s. credit to Bremen, carried by NGL Line Union departing New York Mar. 28th to Bremerhaven arriving Apr. 9th, blue "America/über Bremen/Franco" three-line handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Winter.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Circular prepaid to destination in Bremen. Large "½" handstamp of New York, known in red and in black, applied as a result of late 1866/early 1867 negotiations with the Germans that established printed matter rates beyond the GAPU and set U.S. credits per item (recent research by Heinrich Conzelmann).