1771 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT J. MUYSKEN

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1771 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA HAMBURG & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT J. MUYSKEN

Item Id #: 14039

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Sent from DANIEL FRIEDRICH BOYERT at Danzig on 17 July 1771 * SINGLE RATE “30” SOUS hand-written on address side [comprising: 20 sous for the HOLLAND-PARIS leg; and 10 sous for the Paris-Bordeaux leg] — French ENTRY handstamp “D’HOLLANDE” FINE readable well above average – on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE van JOHANNES MUYSKEN Amsterdam 26 July 1771 – 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 3 August; responded … **** 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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