Lot 51691867 (Nov. 16) New Orleans, La. to Bremen, Germany, printed circular bearing 2¢ black (73) cancelled by cork duplexed with partial "New Orleans La. Nov 16" cds, New York large red "1" (silbergroschen) handstamp credit to Bremen, carried by Hapag Line Hammonia II departing New York Nov. 23rd to Hamburg arriving Dec. 5th, Very Fine, ex-Winter.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Prepaid the 2¢ printed matter rate to Hamburg when the rate via Hamburg to Bremen was 3¢. Although underpaid by 1¢, the circular was allowed to go through. Large "1" handstamp of New York, known in red and in black, applied as a result of late 1866/early 1867 negotiations with the Germans that established printed matter rates beyond the GAPU and set U.S. credits per item.