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

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German Transit - US Packet

Lot 5066    

1857 (Jul. 30) Henderson Ky. to Arnstadt, Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire bearing 3¢ dull red (11) horizontal pair and 12¢ black (17), each tied by "Henderson Ky. Jul. 30, 1857" cds, red "New-York, Am. Pkt., Aug 8" exchange cds, carried by Vanderbilt Line Ariel from New York Aug. 8th to Southampton arriving Aug. 20th, red London (8.21) transit backstamp with "U.S. Pkt." straightline on face, Aachen red "Seebrief per England and Aachen" (8.22) double-circle transit backstamp and blue ms. "23" sgr. due rating crossed out with "f" franco adjacent; slight cover soiling and reduction at left, F.-V.F. and scarce 1851 Issue prepaid use, ex-Feldman.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

After the 1852 reduction in transit postage, the usual postage due for single letters by U.S. packet was 23kr or 7 sgr.

Realized: $900

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