1759 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT DE VRIES

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1759 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT DE VRIES

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1759 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT DE VRIES — Sent from SAMUEL ZACHERT at Danzig on 31 JANUARY 1759 * “D” for DOUBLE RATE “34” SOUS (= 3 Livres) hand-written on address side [this rate is prior to the tariff introduced on 8 July 1759] — French ENTRY handstamp “D’HOLLANDE” poorly struck as usual – on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE van PIETER DE VRIES Amsterdam – 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. Docketed: 24 February; responded 27 February **** initials in pencil by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity *** ALL THE IMAGES, ILLUSTRATIONS & SCANS IN THIS WEBSITE ARE UNDER INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT (offenders will be charged with breach of copyright – a CRIMINAL OFFENCE – wherever they are)

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