1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT ARNOLDUS DUPPER

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Country: POLAND

Condition: 1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT ARNOLDUS DUPPER

Item Id #: 14034

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Sent from WILLELM THEO. HOUWENS at Danzig on 3 December 1779 * 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] — on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE ARNOLDUS DUPPER Amsterdam 13 DECEMBER 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. Docketed: received 22 December; responded 25 ditto ~~~~ very interesting use of COMMERCIAL AT “@” on address side **** 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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