1841 Entire to Scotland pre-paid 83k (double rate) to Hamburg with three-line “KRONSHTADT / PARAKH. STEAMER” 27 10 1841 ds on reverse, received at Hamburg and struck with forwarding agent’s monogram and forwarded to Hull with “HULL / SHIP LETTER” hs and ship letter fee of “6” corrected to “1/-“, with Edinburgh transit and Kirkcaldy arrival, fine
This Kronshtadt steamship mark is the only known example of Dobin type 7.01b. It was applied on shore as an “anti-bootleg” mark to indicate and reassure ship’s inspectors that postage had been paid.
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