1762 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT DE NEUFVILLE

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1762 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT DE NEUFVILLE

Item Id #: 14029

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Sent from SAMUEL ZACHERT at Danzig on 13 January 1762 * SINGLE RATE “30” SOUS hand-written on address side at top right [comprising: 20 sous for the HOLLAND-PARIS leg; and 10 sous for the Paris-Bordeaux leg] — French ENTRY handstamp “D’HOLLANDE” faintly struck as usual- on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE DES VOTRE HUMBLES & OBEISANT SERVITEUR FRERES DE NEUFVILLE AMSTERDAM 1 FEBRUARY 1762 – 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: received 10 February; responded 13 ditto — 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 wherever they are)

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