Lot 52581874 (Oct. 26) Syracuse, N.Y. to Paris, France, forwarded to Munich, Germany, cover bearing 3¢ green (158) and 10¢ brown (161) tied by large four-ring targets duplexed with "Syracuse N.Y., Oct 26" cds, blue French (11.9) entry cds and small red "PD" handstamps, Paris (11.9) arrival backstamp, neat "Forwarded by Munroe & Co., Paris" forwarder's oval, remailed with France 40c orange tied by Paris "3" star cancel and Paris (11.9) cds, Munich (11.11) arrival backstamp; 3¢ irregularly separated at left, Very Fine and pretty forwarder use; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Companies specializing in forwarding mail usually had accounts with their clients and often affixed stamps on forwarded mail to take advantage of lower rate for paid letters. Munroe & Co. affixed a 40c French stamp to pay the rate under the 1861 France-Thurn & Taxis Convention.