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… »
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