Lot 5163(Denmark) 1859 (Aug. 4) Georgetown Cal. to Burg, Schleswig, Denmark, buff cover bearing two 10¢ green (33) singles, each cancelled by neat "15" fancy handstamp, matching "Georgetown Cal., Aug 4, 1859" cds, partial strike of red "N.York, Hamb. Pkt. 'Paid' Sep 15" credit exchange cds and red crayon "5" credit at upper right, carried by Hapag Line Saxonia from New York Sep. 1st to Hamburg arriving Sep. 15th, Hamburg (9.17) transit backstamp and "Franco" handstamp ties stamps; minor cosmetic edge repairs and reduced slightly at top, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE USE AT THE 20¢ BREMEN-HAMBURG RATE TO DENMARK.
Although slower, Hamburg was an affordable alternative to Prussian Closed Mail. The 20¢ rate to Denmark was 15¢ cheaper.