Lot 10002 – 619
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail to and from America
Price realised
400 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1793 Folded letter from Capt. William Rodman of the ship “Hamilton”, lying at Kronshtadt, sent through Capt. John Arnold of the ship “Rebeccah” to Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Forwarded through regular U.S. mail from New York Oc. 21. rated “sh 21” in top right corner = Ship 21 cents (ship fee 4 cents + 17 cents for domestic postage). Letter opens: “Capt. John Arnold will be the bearer of this. He sails the first wind and touches at the City of Copenhagen” Recorded “Rossica” 61 (1961), p.10.

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