FINE AND VERY RARE COVER TO NORWAY WITH THE SHORT-LIVED 16-CENT RATE BY NORTH GERMAN MAIL PAID BY A COMBINATION OF 1868 GRILLED AND 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUES.
The 16c North German Union Direct Mail rate was in effect briefly, from May 1, 1868, through July 31, 1869.
FINE AND RARE COVER TO NORWAY WITH A COMBINATION OF 5-CENT F GRILL AND 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUES.
This cover was prepaid for the 16c North German Union Direct rate, but the rate had dropped to 15c on August 1, 1869. The 5c credit indicates the 15c rate applied.