lot # 6265 - europe danish west indies
Hamburg American Packet Co (HAPAG) 1875: 10 c. black, blue-green & yellow, a used example on 1877 entire letter from La Guayra to St. Thomas endorsed 'pr. Rhenania', with two oval cachets - that of the sender F.J. WALLIS & Co. / LA GUAYRA and that of the Forwarding Agent with oval "HAMBURG AMERICAN / PACKET COMPANY / Blohm Valentines & Co. / La Guayra" also struck in blue. Circular undated CORREOS / LA GUAIRA in black at right and reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (March 23). The letter states "We had last this pleasure on the 8th instant 'per Lotheringia' and now acknowledge..". File fold away from adhesive, a fine and very rare entire.
Catalogue 261: Stamp Issuing Steamship Companies