Lot 51671859 (Oct.) New Orleans, La. to Cromford (Ratingen), Rhenish Prussia, blue printed circular outer sheet bearing 1¢ blue (24) horizontal pair, tied by partial "New Orleans" cds, New York large red "Paid All" straightline, carried by Hapag Line Hammonia from New York Nov. 1st to Hamburg arriving Nov. 16th, Hamburg (11.16) backstamp and small black "Franco" straightline handstamp, Dusseldorf (11.17) backstamp, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Winter.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Prepaid normal printed matter rate for most circulars overseas. New York elected to place it in the mails carried to Hamburg under the Hamburg Convention, even though the newspaper rate beyond Hamburg was 3¢, allowing the 1¢ underpayment. Hamburg struck the small FRANCO based on New York's PAID ALL handstamp. Steamship determined by best fit of sailings and the Hamburg arrival date shown on reverse.