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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Germany

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1292, Germany5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Used with 10c Green (68), cancelled by circle of wedges and tied by "FRANCO" handstamp on buff cover with Raab's Express Co. of Hoboken N.J. corner card depicting a horse-drawn freight wagon, to Leipzig, Germany, light strike of red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Dec. 9" (1865) credit datestamp, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, barely reduced at top, small flaw at top left corner, stamps with few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, a colorful and unusual cover, according to research by Bruce Mosher, Raab's Express Co. was a baggage express that maintained two offices in Hoboken N.J., at 172 Washington Street and at the Hamburg-Bremen Steamship Dock on the Hudson River (they also had a New York City location at 222 Washington St.), with 1988 P.F. certificate (as sound)

E. 300-400
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