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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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U.S. Transatlantic Mail - San Francisco Mails

Lot 49    

(San Francisco, Statehood) 1857, San Francisco, Ca. folded letter to Germany. Postmarked red "San Francisco, Cal 30 Paid Aug 5 1857" integral rate cds with pencil "30" cents, markings include red "N. York 7 Am. Pkt. Paid" transit cds & red boxed "Aachen 19/9 Franco" transit hand-stamp superimposed over the San Francisco cds, couple small spots of discoloration, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

San Francisco 30 paid hand-stamps indicates the correct rate of 30 cents per half ounce letter rate was paid in cash. New York credited Prussia with 7 cents (2 cents Belgian transit + 5 cents Prussian Inland) for a single rate. Per Vanderbilt European Line steamer "North Star", departing New York 5-Sep-1857, arriving Southampton 17-Sep-1857. Mail from California to Germany during this period is fairly scarce.

Realized: $115

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