Lot 10016
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Arctic and Northern Russia – Sea Mail
Price realised
1’500 EUR
2’000 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1827 (Jun 19) Folded letter from Archangel to Scotland, taken through the Barents Sea, Atlantic Ocean and North Sea to Peterhead with two-line “SHIP LETTER / PETERHEAD” black hs (Robertson/Tabeart type S.1a), charged “1 / 6 1/2” for 8d ship letter, 10d from Peterhead to Inverness and Scottish Additional 1/2d “wheel tax”, extremely rare and believed to be the only recorded example Illustrated in “A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles” Addendum (1960), p.E.226/A, by Alan Robertson, who adds “This…letter helps to bridge the long interim period of 100 years between the dates of S.1 and S.2…”