Lot 980(TransA - Havre) 1860 (Nov. 24) New Orleans, La. to Brugg, Switzerland, printed circular sent in French mails at the newspaper rate prepaid by 1¢ blue (24) horizontal pair, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov 24, 1860" cds, carried by Havre Line Arago from New York Dec. 8th to Havre arriving Dec. 22nd, blue Havre (12.22) entry cds, Brugg (12.24) arrival backstamp and Swiss red crayon "15" rappen due rating for mail sent direct to France, Extremely Fine and choice use, ex-Winter.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Printed circulars to Switzerland, transported directly to France, were charged 15 rappen in Switzerland, while those sent via England required 20 rappen. The former are very uncommon. Swiss marked the postage due of 15 rappen, as they usually did, in red pencil in the center of the cover.