30/42 - 1.4

1863 (Apr. 30) Meerane, Prussia to New York, N.Y., folded letter with "Meerane 31/IV '63" origin cds, blue
manuscript "4" sbr. debit to Hamburg, Hamburg backstamp and "10/20" due h.s., carried by Hapag Line Borussia from
Hamburg May 2 to New York arriving May 21, New York "42" cent depreciated currency due h.s., some paper loss on flap, Very Fine. 
Estimate    $300 - 400. 

Prussia marked 4 silbergroschen debit to Hamburg for internal fees owed Prussia. Hamburg marked 10/20 handstamp
to show breakdown of unpaid letter fees, 2x5¢ = 10¢ internal and 2x10¢ = 20¢ international fees. New York
marked 42¢ postage due in depreciated greenback currency. Early depreciated currency marking (May 1863 only)
before dual-rate datestamps used at New York. Scarce Hamburg rate marking and scarce depreciated rating of New York.

Realized: $750