1774 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT KARSSEBOOM & ZOON

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1774 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT KARSSEBOOM & ZOON

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Sent from JOH. FRIEDRICH GOLBEK at Danzig on 28 JANUARY 1774 * 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] — FRANCE ENTRY handstamp “D’HOLLANDE” struck above average 60% readable- on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE WED.e KARSSEBOOM & SON, AMSTERDAM 7 FEBRUARY 1774 – 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 16 February; responded 19 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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