15 February 1803: from DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA FORWARDING AGENT WILMAZ.e
Condition: 1803 DANZIG GDANSK TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT WILMAZ.e
Item Id #: 14032
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15 February 1803: from DANZIG TO BORDEAUX, from C.W. HOLSCHENUS — VIA FORWARDING AGENT METHORST WILMAZ.e – arrived in Amsterdam on 28 February 1803 UNDER COVER WITH A BUNDLE OF LETTERS FROM DANZIG MERCHANTS – Hand-written on back of the letter PER ADDRESSE VA..W. METHORST WILMAZ.e — FROM 1801 French rates were expressed in Francs and Decimes ~~~ or approximately — 1 Franc = 1 Livre * 1 Decime = 2 sous ~~~~~~ FRENCH ENTRY MARK “HOLLANDE” very fine – – Single rate paid 15 Decimes – arrived at destination on 9 March 1803, response on 23 ditto — most likely this letter was carried under cover with other merchants letters sent to the said Forwarding Agent – using BOTENSCHAFTEN VIA HAMBURG where several such services and intermediaries were amalgamated in 1821 to form the STADTPOST – at AMSTERDAM THE FORWARDING AGENT PLACED THE LETTER IN THE POST OFFICE MAIL STREAM.
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