1779 DANZIG GDANSK TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT CLEMENS & SON at DOUBLE RATE á´•

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT CLEMENS & SON at DOUBLE RATE á´•

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Sent from WILLELM PALESKE at Danzig on 9 March 1779 * DOUBLE RATE as per Symbol “á´•” (just below “Herren”) “58” SOUS hand-written on address side [comprising: 20 sous for the HOLLAND-PARIS leg; and 10 sous for the Paris-Bordeaux leg TWICE = 60 sous LESS 2 SOUS = 58 sous] — on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE ABRAHAM CLEMENS & SON Amsterdam 18 MARCH 1779 – 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. FRENCH ENTRY HAND-STAMP “D’HOLLANDE” very fine *** Docketed: received 27 March; responded 30 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 – a CRIMINAL OFFENCE – wherever they are)

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