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Sale 96: The Robert S. Boyd Collection of US-German Mails

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1867 US-North German Union Convention

Lots 5170-5179 Lots 5180-5183

Lot 5170    

1868 (Jun. 29) New Orleans La. to Heidelberg, Baden, yellow cover bearing 5¢ brown (76) pair, cancelled by corks, matching "New Orleans La., Jun 29" cds at right, dark red "New York, Paid All, Direct, Jul 7" exchange cds, carried by Hapag Line Cimbria from New York Jul. 7th to Hamburg arriving Jul. 19th, red "Hamburg, Franco" framed transit, Heidelberg (7.21) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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Lot 5171    

1868 (Dec. 19) Washington D.C. to Munich, Bavaria, Legation of the North-German Union imprint cover addressed to Baron von Werthern, Prussian Legation, bearing 30¢ orange, F grill (100), tied by "Washington D.C., Dec 19" duplex, red "New York, Paid All, Direct Dec 22" exchange cds, carried by Hapag Line Cimbria from New York Dec. 22nd to Hamburg arriving Jan. 3rd, red "Bremen, Franco 3/1 69" framed transit, Munich (1.4) arrival backstamp, reverse with NGU Legation coat-of-arms oval; edge tear and addressee erased, Fine and scarce 30¢ F. grill use.
Scott No. 100; $1,800 on cover    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $270

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Lot 5172    

1868 (Dec. 21) Chicago, Ill. to Berlin, yellow Wolfenee's House corner card cover bearing 3¢ red, grilled (94) strip of four and three singles, tied by cork cancels and matching "Chicago Ill., Dec 21" cds, carried by NGL Line Main from New York Dec. 24th to Bremerhaven arriving Jan. 5th, purple "Bremen, Franco, 5/1 69" framed transit, Jan 6th arrival backstamp, crayon "2" indicating double-weight; some wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Letter was prepaid for double the 10¢ direct rate. Sender probably over paid 1¢ since the hotel only had 3¢ stamps and it was a Sunday.

Realized: $290

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Lot 5173    

1869 (Mar. 18) New York N.Y. to Berlin, Germany, cover bearing 10¢ green, F grill (96) tied by NYFM circle of wedges cancel, red "New York, Paid All, Direct, Mar 18" exchange cds, carried by NGL Line New York from New York Mar. 18th to Bremerhaven arriving Apr. 2nd, red "Bremen, Franco, 2/4 69" framed transit, blue Berlin (4.3) arrival backstamp; no back flap, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $180

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Lot 5174    

1869 (Jul. 31) Shiloh, Ill. to Homberg, Hessen-Cassel, blue "Shiloh Ill. Jul. 31" cds with matching target cancels tie two 1¢ buff (112) singles and 5¢ brown (76) on 3¢ pink (U58) entire, red "New York, Paid All, Direct, Aug 5" exchange cds, carried by NGL Line Donau from Aug. 5th to Bremerhaven arriving Aug. 16th, red "Bremen, Franco 16/8 69" framed transit, Homberg (8.18) arrival backstamp; stamps have faults and cover is soiled, Fine and unusual franking overpaying the 7¢ NGU Direct Mail rate.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $550

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Lot 5175    

1869 (Sep. 16) Frontenac, Minn. to Mulsum, Hanover, cover bearing 10¢ yellow green, F Grill (96), strong grill, cancelled by well-struck small circle of wedges, matching perfect strike of "Frontenac, Minn. Sep 16" double-circle datestamp, endorsed "direct mail", carried by Hapag Line Allemania from New York Sep. 21st to Hamburg arriving Oct. 6th, partial "Hamburg, Franco, 6/10 69" framed handstamp, Oct. 7th arrival backstamps, Extremely Fine and choice fancy cancel use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 5176    

1869 (Sep. 20) Cincinnati, Ohio to Großenkneten, Oldenburg, orange cover with "J. Neihaus & Co. Park Brewery" framed corner card bearing two 10¢ green, F grill (96) singles tied by blue "Cincinnati, O. Sep 20" duplex with four-ring cancel, red "New York, Paid All, Direct, Sep 23" exchange cds, carried by NGL Line Donau from New York Sep. 23rd to Bremerhaven arriving Oct. 5th, sharp red "Bremen, Franco 5/10 69" framed transit, Oct. 7th arrival backstamp, Very Fine and attractive brewery ad cover overpaying the 7¢ NGU Direct Mail rate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $800

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Lot 5177    

1869 (Nov. 3) Jacksonville, Florida to Könisberg, East Prussia, blue circle of wedges duplexed with "Jacksonville Fla., Nov 3" cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire, rare strike of New York "Insufficient, 2¾ Sgr." circular handstamp, carried by Hapag Line Cimbria from New York Nov. 9th to Hamburg arriving Nov. 21st, Hamburg (11.21) arrival backstamp and blue crayon "4¾" sgr due rating, Nov. 22nd arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce insufficiently prepaid use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

The entire was treated as totally unpaid with New York marking 2¾ sgr due. Hamburg added 2 sgr fine for a total of "4¾" sgr due.

As with the predecessor conventions, prepayment was optional but strong encouraged. The 1867 Convention required the recipient pay deficient postage plus a fine of 2 sgr. The 1870 Additional Convention eliminated the fine, but as a penalty doubled the rate for each ½ oz.

Realized: $1,100

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Lot 5178    

1869 (Nov. 15) Louisville Ky. to Oldenburg, "Louisville Ky. Nov 15" cds duplex with grids cancels tie 2¢ brown (113) vertical pair and single, and 3¢ ultramarine (114) on 3¢ pink (U58) entire, red "New York, Paid All, Direct, Nov 16" exchange cds, carried by NGL Line Donau from New York Nov. 18th to Bremerhaven arriving Dec. 1st, partial red "Bremen, Franco" transit ties 2¢ pair, Dec. 1st arrival backstamp; stamp perf toning, still Fine and attractive with an unusual franking for the 10¢ Bremen-Hamburg Direct rate, ex-Coulter; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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Lot 5179    

1869 (Dec. 21) New York, N.Y. to Dresden, Saxony, small cover bearing 2¢ brown (113), 3¢ ultramarine, split grill (114 var.) vertical pairs, tied by NYFM circle of open wedges fancy cancels, "New York, Paid All, Direct, Dec 21" exchange cds also ties 3¢ pair, carried by Hapag Line Cimbria from New York Dec. 21st to Hamburg arriving Jan. 3rd, red "Hamburg, Franco, 3/1" framed transit; cover tear bottom left, part of flap missing, Very Fine and unusual 1869 franking for the 10¢ NGU direct rate, ex-Heimburger; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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