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1890 NEWSPAPER WRAPPER FROM HAMBURG TO SINGAPORE 3pf + 3pf stamp
Country: GERMANY
Condition: 1890 NEWSPAPER WRAPPER FROM HAMBURG TO SINGAPORE 3pf + 3pf stamp
Description: combination of twin values, one as postage stamp and one as postal stationery
Price: $95.00
Item Id #013213    See Details...
1934 RARE MASTEAD OF GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO Air Mail DELIVERY
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1934 RARE MASTEAD OF GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO Air Mail DELIVERY
Description: TESTATA GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO (grande frammento) 26 MARZO 1934 CON TIMBRO SPECIALE rosso IN CARTELLA "TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA / CON APPARECCHI DELLA A.L.I." ottima qualita' [Catalogo Longhi 4067] TAGLIO ALTO ARTICOLO ELEZIONI & MUSSOLINI - pezzo alquanto inusitato MAI visto con questa notizia ************ MASTHEAD of GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO Daily 26 March 1934 (LARGE PIECE with INTERESTING ELECTIONS HEADLINE & MUSSOLINI) conveyed by Air Mail, boxed red hand-stamp "TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA / CON APPARECCHI DELLA A.L.I." AIR MAIL DELIVERY / BY A.L.I. AIRPLANES [Longhi Catalogue Type 4067] EXCELLENT QUALITY * Eye catching attention getting item NEVER SEEN with such headline
Price: $170.00
Item Id #013220    See Details...
COMPENDIO DI STORIA DELLE POSTE IN ITALIA DALL'ANTICHITA' AL TERZO MILLENNIO
Country: ITALY
Condition: COMPENDIO DI STORIA DELLE POSTE IN ITALIA DALL'ANTICHITA' AL TERZO MILLENNIO
Description: ESSENZIALE PER LO STUDIOSO DI STORIA POSTALE *** IN ITALIAN 144 A4 pages illustrated Color Throughout ** Perfect Bound ** lengthy indexes [Names; Places; Topics] * Extensive Selected Biography * Introduction by CLEMENTE FEDELE ********* THE ENGLISH EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AUTUMN 2016 ********* 2,200 years of Italian postal history are examined in this volume in a compendium format aimed at those who have an interest in this often underestimated facet of economic and communications history. It provides the basic information in a concise way, giving a bird’s-eye view which will appeal to the scholar, researcher, academician, and collector. From Savoy to Sicily and Malta, from Avignon to Constantinople, from Venice to Crimea,Crete, Syria the postal history of the Italian States and Kingdoms is narrated in a chronological way, showing the progress made by postal communications from antiquity to the inception of the third millennium. This book is the first of its kind published during the last 100 years; it benefits from the latest and best research carried out on Italian and European archival sources and from the best printed sources, as well as fifty years of untiring interest and research on the part of the author. Myths, misconceptions and erroneous information passed on by earlier printed sources (from the 1600s to date) are discussed and placed in the proper perspective. The book opens with a preface by one of the top five Italian postal history scholars and includes very detailed indexes, interesting appendixes, and a comprehensive bibliography. The academician, the newcomer and the specialized researcher will benefit from this compendium.
Price: $44.00
Item Id #013725    See Details...
USA NEW ORLEANS TO OTSEGO COUNTY NEW YORK
Country: USA
Condition: USA NEW ORLEANS TO OTSEGO COUNTY NEW YORK "STEAM" "10"
Description: UNDATED LETTER (NO TEXT) to RICHFIELD SPRINGS NY NEW ORLEANS LA cds "STEAM" and postal rate "10" VERY INTERESTING & USEFUL ITEM IN FINE QUALITY EX HUGH FELDMAN Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca *********** COPYRIGHT: We own the copyright in this site and in material published on it such as articles, technical profiles, technical information, general information, descriptions and photographs of all items. Those works and the entire content of this website are protected by copyright laws around the world. All our rights are reserved. All images, text and stamps featured on this site (virginstamps.com) are our SOLE PROPERTY and may not be copied or reproduced in any form whatsoever. Swift legal action will be taken against any individual, organisation, group, or company found to have violated our copyright in any form or reproduced any of the webpages, images or content without prior written permission.
Price: $42.00
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ITALY NAPLES 1737 SUPERB POSTAL DELIVERY NOTE PROCIDA
Country: NAPLES
Condition: ITALY NAPLES 1737 SUPERB POSTAL DELIVERY NOTE PROCIDA
Description: THIS IS AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ITEM *** PRICE ON REQUEST ONLY ** English version below FOGLIO DI ACCOMPAGNAMENTO DELLA STAFFETTA POSTALE STAFFETTA IN "TUTTA DILIGENZA" DA PROCIDA A NAPOLI a mezzo "CORREO DE A CAVALLO" "PARTE DE PROCIDA A 18 DICIEMBRE DE 1737 A MEDIA NOCHE" Firmato da DON JOSEPH JOACHIN DE MONTE ALEGRE - SEGRETARIO REALE DEL DISPACCIO Il testo interno consiste in "fede" di transito e arrivo della staffetta a destinazione confermante la consegna di plichi vari a grandi personalita' del Regno di Napoli Questo magnifico pezzo e' illustrato nel'opus magnum di Vollmeier sulla STORIA POSTALE DI NAPOLI - Figura 549 Una gemma unica della Storia Postale del Regno di Napoli firmata dal noto perito Dr. Migliavacca ********************** POSTAL DELIVERY NOTE ESTAFETTE IN "ALL DILIGENCE" (i.e. maximum speed) from THE ISLAND OF PROCIDA to NAPLES by MOUNTED COURIER "Correo de a cavallo" "Leaves Procida on 18 December 1737 at midnight" SIGNED BY DON JOSEPH JOACHIN DE MONTE ALEGRE State Counsel, and Secretary of the (postal) Despatch the 2-page text consist of handwritten testimonials of due delivery of the important letters address to prominent personalities and officials of the KINGDOM OF NAPLES This magnificent item is illustrated in a plate of the opus magnum by Paolo Vollmeier on the POSTAL HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM OF NAPLES - Picture 549 A UNIQUE GEM OF NEAPOLITAN POSTAL HISTORY - simply superb! Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca ******************************************************** ELUSIVE ITEM FOR THE SPECIALIST- ******* PAYMENT ONLY BY BANK CHECK IN US$ DRAWN ON A USA BANK WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR BANK ****
Price: $2,900.00
Item Id #003767    See Details...
Postal History of the Italian Mail Steamers in the Mediterranean – 1818-1839 – Vol.
Country: ITALY
Condition: Postal History of the Italian Mail Steamers in the Mediterranean – 1818-1839 – Vol. I
Description: Postal History of the Italian Mail Steamers in the Mediterranean – 1818-1839 – Vol. I ***************** POSTAGE FOR BUYERS IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN USA IS AS FOLLOWS: WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE INVOICE FOR YOUR PURCHASE THERE WILL BE $10 CHARGE FOR POSTAGE TO USA - FOR OTHER DESTINATIONS THE FOLLOWING COSTS MUST BE ADDED TO THE $10 INITIALLY CHARGED: TO CANADA & EUROPE $15 (+$10 of course) --- TO CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA $25 (+10 of course) --- TO THE REST OF THE WORLD $30 (+$10 of course) :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Storia della Navigazione a Vapore e dei Servizi Postali sul Mediterraneo, Vol. I — 1818-1839, by Alessandro Arseni. Published 2013. Perfect bound 8 1/2” x 11 3/4”, card cover, 126 pages, in Italian; mostly colour and some black and white illustrations throughout, plus maps and charts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By the early 1800s the postal service of most countries was a state monopoly, nevertheless such a service was, in many instances, dependent on conveyance by sea using ships owned by private enterprises. Postal traffic was quite heavy in many of the various ports in the Mediterranean and to protect its monopoly, in due course, postal administrations entered into special arrangements and conventions with ship owners and ship lines. Until 1892, when circular date stamps with the ship names were introduced in Italy, mention of the ship’s name may be deduced from the text of the missive or from handwritten endorsements on the address side of the letter. Such instances, while being sporadic, left much guess work for other letters that did not bear any reference to the ship that conveyed them. The postal history of mail delivered by steamships in the Mediterranean has always been popular with European collectors and with Italian ones in particular. A pioneer of this facet of postal history, Umberto Del Bianco, in 1968, saw his Gli annulli marittimi italiani in uso anteriormente al 1891 published in Rome by a prominent philatelic publisher. His book was compiled and formatted as a catalogue of the various hand-stamps, postmarks, and cancellations found on Italian sea-mail up to 1891. The actual postal history was often in the background and the postmarks and hand-stamps (and their market value) to the forefront. The book is still widely used and sought after by new generations of collectors. Then, between 1976 and 1982, a Milanese philatelic publisher published his three volumes titled II Lloyd Austriaco e gli Annullamenti marittimi dell’Austria e Ungheria. This opus, totalling 1,380 pages, remains a widely used reference. In 2006, his book on postal links between Genoa and South America (namely, Uruguay and Argentina), I servizi marittimi Italiani tra Genova e i porti dell’America Meridionale, was published by another philatelic publisher. What I must point out, though, is that Del Bianco — a very successful publisher in his own right — chose to rely on philatelic publishers. In addition to these important publications he also authored three volumes on the postal history of Lombardy-Venetia as well as a series of articles on mail delivery performed by steamship companies in Italy and in the Mediterranean. Needless to say, a small army of sea-mail collectors was quickly assembled; this was not a typical Italian fad but a trend worldwide. In the meantime many collectors and collections have come and gone, yet almost half a century after Del Bianco’s first book sea-mail continues to fascinate scores of specialists. A postal history veteran himself, Alessandro Arseni was caressed by the blindfolded goddess in 1990, when he was privileged enough to acquire a 20,000 letters archive of a Leghorn-based agent of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company as well as other merchant shipping lines. One can easily see why this dreamlike acquisition placed him on the driver’s seat. Arseni was flooded with important documents and information. However, he soon realized that more research was required. The result is here for everyone to appreciate: the first in a series of volumes delving into the two decades between 1818 and 1839. Volume I gives all the dates of departure and arrival of all steamships operating between 1824 and 1839, including their transits at ports such as Marseille, Genoa, Leghorn, Civitavecchia, and Naples. This crucial information was gleaned from thousands of contemporary newspapers found in collections at public and university libraries throughout Italy. To further corroborate his data, the Author liaised with auctioneers and specialized collectors. Finding a letter with the words “Via di Mare” (by sea) handwritten or hand-stamped on the address side has always evoked a romantic past as well as a million conjectures. Collectors of air mail or mail transported by train can easily spot the flight or the railway route of such mail, but when it comes to sea-mail the research is complex and intimidating. It is not sufficient to rely on the routing endorsements and the postmarks and hand-stamps found on a cover to tell the whole story. In all fairness, these shortcomings have often highlighted the weakness of the old school of postal history collectors and scholars who are so focused on the cover or document that other crucial sources of information are overlooked or examined only on the surface. To academics, this approach has placed a patina of implausibility on the “postal history” culture harboured in the philatelic world — in some cases to the point of casting doubts or ridiculing it. In fact, all too often, academia is on a track that ignores “postal history” bibliography especially when the articles and essays are not published in academia periodicals, while “postal historians” articles in quite a few instances lack in-depth research that would give greater significance to the subject matter. The reasons for such a predicament are varied, but they often boil down to the fact that a thorough research on primary sources in archives and libraries is time consuming; therefore the collector is quite content with the piecemeal information that surfaces here and there. The Author of this book is all too aware of these issues and while giving prominence to the postal aspects he has directed his writing to other relevant aspects. In the process, his prime objective has been to enable the collector and scholar to identify the steamship that carried a certain piece of mail while presenting new and well researched information on postal rates, fees, postmarks, and administrative or private hand-stamps. The book is well compiled with compact chapters on the Neapolitan, Tuscan, and Roman States steamship lines as well as their English and French counterparts and competitors. Special attention is paid to the lines that connected the larger islands such as Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily. Arseni’s well related presentation concludes with a most useful index of the many steamships involved. A comprehensive bibliography and an extremely handy perpetual calendar from 1800 to 1922 complete this volume. This impressive book is replete with interesting illustrations of covers, hand-stamps, postmarks, steamships, charts and maps. The binding is solid, and the production is excellent. There is no doubt that this is a very useful monograph that will stand the test of time. It is highly recommended to the collector of the Italian area and the philatelist who wants to venture into something new and challengingly exciting. Volume II is scheduled for this year and will cover the 1840-1850 decade. No date has been announced for the third volume but it has been disclosed that it will cover the routes to and from Alexandria, Tunis and South America. But that’s not all, more volumes will follow. [Review by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $80.00
Item Id #013934    See Details...
Postal History of the Italian Mail Steamers in the Mediterranean – 1840 - 1850 – Vol. II
Country: ITALY
Condition: Postal History of the Italian Mail Steamers in the Mediterranean – 1840 - 1850 – Vol. II
Description: Postal History of the Italian Mail Steamers in the Mediterranean – 1840 - 1850 – Vol. II ***************** ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Storia della Navigazione a Vapore e dei Servizi Postali sul Mediterraneo, Vol. II — 1840- by Alessandro Arseni. Published 2016. Perfect bound 8 1/2” x 11 3/4”, card cover, 192 pages, in Italian; colour and black and white illustrations, maps and charts throughout. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> POSTAGE FOR BUYERS IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN USA IS AS FOLLOWS: WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE INVOICE FOR YOUR PURCHASE THERE WILL BE $10 CHARGE FOR POSTAGE TO USA - FOR OTHER DESTINATIONS THE FOLLOWING COSTS MUST BE ADDED TO THE $10 INITIALLY CHARGED: TO CANADA & EUROPE $15 (+$10 of course) --- TO CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA $25 (+10 of course) --- TO THE REST OF THE WORLD $30 (+$10 of course) :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In the first volume of this series, the author stressed that 1839 was a turning point in the history of Italian Mail Steamers. The importance of their service increased exponentially during the 1840s and 1850s, and French, British and Austrian competitors prompted the Italian operators to offer a reliable, flexible and timely conveyance of mail and passengers. These were the years when the world was rapidly getting smaller and the Mediterranean even more so. The second volume of this impressive series on the history and postal history of the Italian Steam Packets operating in the Mediterranean deals with the history of steamships of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and of the Grand-Duchy of Tuscany during the decade from 1840 to 1850. Their role in the conveyance of mails of various States to destinations in the Mediterranean, including the islands of Corsica, Malta and Sicily is the focus of the volume. During these years the steamship fleet of King Ferdinand II was enlarged, and privately owned steam navigation companies also strengthened their presence and capabilities. This scenario offered more reliability, choice and flexibility for the prompt conveyance of an increasing volume of mail that could be expedited like never before, thanks to the absence of many of the obstacles, borders and complexities typical of overland routes. Amongst other things we learn too of the growth and demise of Tuscan steamship navigation, as well as the story of the Valery Bros. Steam Packet Company which monopolized the sea route between Bastia and Livorno. The era of uprisings era spanning the years 1848 and 1849 has been painstakingly examined by Arseni, thus providing reliable and detailed information about the steam packets utilized to convey mail between Naples and Sicily during the months of the Sicilian insurgency. There are many echoes of economic and political history in this book; one shining example is the Livorno-built steamship Il Lombardo which in 1860 transported many of Garibaldi’s “Thousand” to Sicily for the epic liberation of the South. The steamer ran aground at Marsala where it was welcomed by the cannon ballsof King Bomba’s army: the rest is history. Arseni’s work relies on extensive research carried out on 21,500 letters, and includes 600 footnotes, plus a most impressive picture gallery of 85 scholarly described letters, as well as fundamental documentation such as Treaties, Postal Conventions, and Decrees that had a direct impact on the postal activities of steam packets. This unprecedented wealth of information benefits from hitherto unpublished documents and research; Volume II is definitely a substantial contribution to the history and postal history of Italian Steam Packet Mail in the Mediterranean. Both the specialist and the general collector of maritime mail will greatly profit from Arseni’s books. [Review by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $94.00
Item Id #013935    See Details...
USA: HOW THE POST OFFICE CREATED AMERICA by WINIFRED GALLAGHER
Country: USA
Condition: USA: HOW THE POST OFFICE CREATED AMERICA by WINIFRED GALLAGHER
Description: USA: HOW THE POST OFFICE CREATED AMERICA by WINIFRED GALLAGHER In English; 336 pages (16 x 24 centimeters) + 16 black & white plates with illustrations - highly informative, well researched, hardbound. See scan with snippets of praise from Pulitzer Prize winners and other popular writers ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: POSTAGE FOR DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE THE USA -- please contact us before placing an order so we can assess postage depending on your location
Price: $43.00
Item Id #013936    See Details...
1811 VENICE MARITIME HEALTH MAGISTRATE hand-stamp TO NAPLES
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1811 VENICE MARITIME HEALTH MAGISTRATE hand-stamp TO NAPLES
Description: 1811-1813 WRAPPER from VENICE TO HEALTH AUTHORITY IN NAPLES showing Venice postmark and Naples Postal Administration hand-stamp. At top right the scarce boxed IL MAGISTRATO / SANITA' MARITTIMA / IN VENEZIA well struck 90% clearly readable "8" and "6" handwritten postal rates - no text as typical of correspondence from Venice where a separate sheet for correspondence was enwrapped by the sheet with the address and sealed -AISP Disinfected Mail Handbook ADMINISTRATIVE HAND-STAMP TYPE 3 - signed Migliavacca
Price: $105.00
Item Id #013940    See Details...
ITALY: ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1880
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY: ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1880
Description: THE ROMAGNE POSTMARKS FROM PRE-ADHESIVES TO 1880s I BOLLI DELLE ROMAGNE By Mario Gallenga (1968) This is the elusive PART 1 of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 160 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, use of regular and accessory postmarks, as well as much useful information and research - DISINFECTED MAIL AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES MARKS AND STAMPERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AND given a market value - THIS BOOK AFTER 40 YEARS REMAINS THE STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE POSTMARKS OF THE AEMILIA AND BOLOGNA REGION POSTMARKS A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print and RARE THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $75.00
Item Id #014014    See Details...
1771 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1771 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT
Description: Sent from NATHANAEL POTT at Danzig on 22 June 1771 * SINGLE RATE "30" SOUS hand-written on address side at right [comprising: 20 sous for the HOLLAND-PARIS leg; and 10 sous for the Paris-Bordeaux leg -- French ENTRY handstamp "D'HOLLANDE" faintly struck as usual- on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE CHRISTIAN SPRENGEL, AMSTERDAM 1 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 10 July; responded 20 July -- Most remarkably on the back *INTACT* red wax seal - VERY RARE THUS - featuring initials of the sender N at left P at right above splendid and flamboyant coat of arms depicting POT (sender was NATHANAEL POTT) - letter expertised and signed - 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)
Price: $170.00
Item Id #014028    See Details...
1762 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT DE NEUFVILLE
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1762 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT DE NEUFVILLE
Description: Sent from SAMUEL ZACHERT at Danzig on 13 January 1762 * SINGLE RATE "30" SOUS hand-written on address side at top right [comprising: 20 sous for the HOLLAND-PARIS leg; and 10 sous for the Paris-Bordeaux leg] -- French ENTRY handstamp "D'HOLLANDE" faintly struck as usual- on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE DES VOTRE HUMBLES & OBEISANT SERVITEUR FRERES DE NEUFVILLE AMSTERDAM 1 FEBRUARY 1762 - 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 10 February; responded 13 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)
Price: $120.00
Item Id #014029    See Details...
1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT VAN VOLLENHOVEN
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT VAN VOLLENHOVEN
Description: Sent from CARL ERNEST BOYERT at Danzig on 5 January 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] -- FRANCE ENTRY handstamp "D'HOLLANDE" struck above average 80% readable- on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE JAN. DIRK & WILLEM VAN VOLLENHOVEN, AMSTERDAM 18 JANUARY 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 27 January; responded 16 March -- 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)
Price: $120.00
Item Id #014030    See Details...
1774 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT KARSSEBOOM & ZOON
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1774 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT KARSSEBOOM & ZOON
Description: 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)
Price: $120.00
Item Id #014031    See Details...
15 February 1803: from DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA FORWARDING AGENT WILMAZ.e
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1803 DANZIG GDANSK TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT WILMAZ.e
Description: 15 February 1803: from DANZIG TO BORDEAUX, from C.W. HOLSCHENUS -- VIA FORWARDING AGENT METHORST WILMAZ.e - arrived in Amsterdam on 28 February 1803 UNDER COVER WITH A BUNDLE OF LETTERS FROM DANZIG MERCHANTS - Hand-written on back of the letter PER ADDRESSE VA..W. METHORST WILMAZ.e -- FROM 1801 French rates were expressed in Francs and Decimes ~~~ or approximately -- 1 Franc = 1 Livre * 1 Decime = 2 sous ~~~~~~ FRENCH ENTRY MARK "HOLLANDE" very fine - - Single rate paid 15 Decimes - arrived at destination on 9 March 1803, response on 23 ditto -- 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. >>>>>>> SIGNED: initials in pencil - by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity - *** ALL THE IMAGES, ILLUSTRATIONS & SCANS IN THIS WEBSITE ARE UNDER INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT ( Breach of copyright is a criminal offence *** offenders will be charged with breach of copyright wherever they are)
Price: $79.00
Item Id #014032    See Details...
1790 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT DUPPER & SCHLUTER
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1790 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT DUPPER & SCHLUTER
Description: Sent from SAM.l GOTT.b SCHOPS at Danzig on 11 JUNE 1790 * 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" VERY FINE readable - on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE DUPPER & SCHLUTER Amsterdam 30 June - 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 30 June; responded 20 July **** 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)
Price: $85.00
Item Id #014033    See Details...
1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT ARNOLDUS DUPPER
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT ARNOLDUS DUPPER
Description: 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)
Price: $90.00
Item Id #014034    See Details...
1779 DANZIG GDANSK TO BORDEAUX VIA AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT CLEMENS & SON at DOUBLE RATE ᴕ
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1779 DANZIG TO BORDEAUX VIA HAMBURG & AMSTERDAM FORWARDING AGENT CLEMENS & SON at DOUBLE RATE ᴕ
Description: Sent from WILLELM PALESKE at Danzig on 9 March 1779 * DOUBLE RATE as per Symbol "ᴕ" (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)
Price: $139.00
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1772 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT J. MUYSKEN
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1772 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA HAMBURG & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT J. MUYSKEN
Description: Sent from CHRISTOPH BOYERT at Danzig on 9 May 1772 * 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 above average - on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE van JOHANNES MUYSKEN Amsterdam 18 May 1772 - 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 27 May; responded 20 June ***** the Letter has a very attractive DRY SEAL DEPICTING BIRD HOLDING FLOWER IN HIS BEAK **** 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)
Price: $130.00
Item Id #014038    See Details...
1771 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT J. MUYSKEN
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1771 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA HAMBURG & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT J. MUYSKEN
Description: 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)
Price: $118.00
Item Id #014039    See Details...
1759 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT DE VRIES
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1759 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT DE VRIES
Description: 1759 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT DE VRIES --- Sent from SAMUEL ZACHERT at Danzig on 31 JANUARY 1759 * "D" for DOUBLE RATE "34" SOUS (= 3 Livres) hand-written on address side [this rate is prior to the tariff introduced on 8 July 1759] -- French ENTRY handstamp "D'HOLLANDE" poorly struck as usual - on back of letter (shown here) the handwritten role of a Forwarding Agent PER ADDRESSE van PIETER DE VRIES Amsterdam - 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: 24 February; responded 27 February **** 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)
Price: $135.00
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1779 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1779 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT
Description: Sent from B. G. TEIBERT at Danzig on 12 FEBRUARY 1779 * 30 sous tariff hand-written on address side -- French ENTRY handstamp "D'HOLLANDE" unusually Very Fine - most likely this letter was carried with other merchants letters sent to some Forwarding Agent - using BOTENSCHAFTEN VIA HAMBURG where several such services and intermediaries were amalgamated in 1821 to form the STADTPOST - at AMSTERDAM another FORWARDING AGENT PLACED THE LETTER IN THE POST OFFICE MAIL STREAM. Docketed: 30 March; responded 10 March **** 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)
Price: $85.00
Item Id #014041    See Details...
1780 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT
Condition: 1780 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT
Description: Sent from REIN.d POHL at Danzig on 19 DECEMBER 1780 * 30 sous tariff hand-written on address side -- French ENTRY handstamp "D'HOLLANDE" unusually Very Fine - most likely this letter was carried with other merchants letters sent to some Forwarding Agent - using BOTENSCHAFTEN VIA HAMBURG where several such services and intermediaries were amalgamated in 1821 to form the STADTPOST - at AMSTERDAM another FORWARDING AGENT PLACED THE LETTER IN THE POST OFFICE MAIL STREAM. Docketed: 6 JANUARY 1781; responded 16 JANUARY 1781 **** 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)
Price: $88.00
Item Id #014042    See Details...
 1782 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT  SPRENGEL
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1782 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT SPRENGEL
Description: Sent by THOM. H. LANGH at Danzig on 27 AUGUST 1782 * 31 sous tariff hand-written on address side (supposedly a bad weather extra charge of 1 sous)-- 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 5 SEPTEMBER CHRISTIAN SPRENGEL another FORWARDING AGENT PLACED THE LETTER IN THE POST OFFICE MAIL STREAM. Docketed: 14 September; responded 17 September **** 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)
Price: $95.00
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1773 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT  VAN EIK
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1773 from DANZIG TO FRANCE VIA [HAMBURG] & NETHERLANDS FORWARDING AGENT VAN EIK
Description: 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)
Price: $90.00
Item Id #014045    See Details...