1773 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT VAN EIK

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1773 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT VAN EIK

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Sent by SAMUEL ZACHERT at Danzig on 4 JUNE 1773 * 3 Livres 4 sous tariff hand-written on address side – also “1/2” handwritten to indicate double tariff — French ENTRY handstamp “D’HOLLANDE” poorly struck as often happened – most likely this letter was carried with other merchants letters sent to a Forwarding Agent – using BOTENSCHAFTEN VIA HAMBURG where several such services and intermediaries were amalgamated in 1821 to form the STADTPOST – at AMSTERDAM on 14 June JOOST VAN EIK FORWARDING AGENT PLACED THE LETTER IN THE POST OFFICE MAIL STREAM (see hand-written formula PAR ADDRESSE… on back of letter). Docketed: 23 June on arrival; responded 26 June **** 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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