Lot 11001851 (Aug. 29) Corbach, Prussia to Eire Pa., folded cover with light "Corbach, 29 / 8" framed postmark and red manuscript "3" prepaid rating for transit fee to Bremen, Bremen crossed out rating and struck "Paid to Bremen" framed handstamp, carried by Ocean Line Washington from Bremenhaven Sep. 5th to New York arriving Sep. 23rd, black "New-York '20' Sep 23" integral-due exchange cds, F.-V.F. and rare incoming "Paid to Bremen" use, ex-Winter.
Estimate $300 - 400.
The boxed "Paid to Bremen" handstamp was struck at Bremen to show transit fees from Prussia to Bremen only were prepaid. Letter was unpaid from Bremen to destination. About a dozen examples of this marking have been recorded used from August 1849 to September 1865. Most mails were sent either full paid or unpaid, but not just paid to Bremen.