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Sunday, February 24th 2019, 12:52pm

Author: wvw1952

Transit Schweiz 1815 ?

Hello, This letter is dated Cartagena (Spain) 20 May 1815 and send by the way of GENOVA to Ghent (Belgium). The letter arrived in Ghent on 4 August 1815. The addressee had to pay 17 decimes. The 12 (soldi) written on the back side should be the the Italian rate paid to the Austrian border (Milan). Who can explain the meaning of the 10 in red chalk and the 12 (in another hand writing) on the front side please? What was the route at that moment please? I thought maybe Cartagena (Sp) – Genua – Mila...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 1:50pm

Author: wvw1952

Danzig to Ghent 1 January 1808 Prusse par Neuss

Hello, Who can help me to explain the charges on this letter please? The letter is dated Danzig, 1 January 1808 end send to Ghent, arrived on 17 January (French department 92 L’Escaut in Belgium). The charge to be paid in Ghent was 24 decimes, but what are the other figures? In the left upper corner I see 6 Déc Déb, and a 2 or 8 ?. Left of the handstamp PRUSSE PAR NEUSS there is a 10 and below the handstamp a crossed out 2. In the left under corner something is written in red chalk, is this a ch...

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 10:56am

Author: wvw1952

Danzig to Ghent 1 January 1808 Prusse par Neuss

Hello, Who can help me to explain the charges on this letter please? The letter is dated Danzig, 1 January 1808 end send to Ghent, arrived on 17 January (French department 92 L’Escaut in Belgium). The charge to be paid in Ghent was 24 decimes, but what are the other figures? In the left upper corner I see 6 Déc Déb, and a 2 or 8 ?. Left of the handstamp PRUSSE PAR NEUSS there is a 10 and below the handstamp a crossed out 2. In the left under corner something is written in red chalk, is this a ch...

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 10:58am

Author: wvw1952

Europäische Folgen des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskriegs

Hallo Johelbig, You wrote the DAB stempel was used in Nieuport or Ostend. In many other papers I read that the stempel was used in Brussels ! Why do you think it was in Nieuport or Ostend? Viele Grüsse, wvw1952 Willy

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 10:55am

Author: wvw1952

Europäische Folgen des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskriegs

Hallo Nils, Do you have the exact date of the letter from Statenboroughs in England in August 1780 to Paris please? Viele Grüsse wvw1952 Willy

Tuesday, February 13th 2018, 5:35pm

Author: wvw1952

Grossbritannien - Spanien und vv

Dear Nils, Can you confirm the dates of your 2 letters from Cadiz to Gent in Post 17 please? The same letters were dated by Mr LJ 1794, June 17 (1/6) were you give July 4 and 1794,May 23 were you give June 10 (3/-) Best regards, Wvw1952

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 11:54am

Author: wvw1952

Letter from London to Hamburg 25 June 1731

Hello Nordlicht and Bayern Klassisch, Thank for your answer. Was the postage in Hamburg written in black ink and not in red chalk? Best regards, Willy

Friday, August 11th 2017, 3:40pm

Author: wvw1952

Letter from London to Hamburg 25 June 1731

Hello, This is a letter from London (25 June 1731) sent to Hamburg. The British rate (tariff of 1711) was 10 pence for a letter sent to Hamburg, franco Amsterdam.This rate was written on the back side. Above the 10, there is a special hand stamp, a so called jumbled numbers mark. The meaning of this hand stamp was to hidden the British post rate. Is ther someone who can tell me what the other scrawl is on the back side? Is this a 4 or a X or a XI or ....? Can it be the rate to be paid in Hamburg...

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 11:42am

Author: wvw1952

Auslandsbriefe 1.8.1798 - 14.11.1803

Hallo Nils, Thank you for all this information. I didn't know anything about the censoring in Innsbruck in 1800. So only a very short time? Who did this and why? Is there an article or book with more information about it? Also the 5 Shilling Courant to Ghent is very intersting, Was this tariff always 5 from 1793 until 1815? Best regards, Willy

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 5:44pm

Author: wvw1952

9 Schilling Courant, that is the price of the letter from Hamburg to Augsburg

Hello Nils, Thank you, I was wrong to see it as 4. I have seen this 9also on other letters from Hamburg to Ghent (Belgium written franco Dusseldorf (15 August 1800) picture 1 and from Hamburg to Ghent written franco Dusseldorf (17 October 1801) picture 2. Is there an official document or tariff list of these rates from Hamburg to Dusseldorf, Augsburg, Nürnberg, ...? Kind regards, Willy

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 5:19pm

Author: wvw1952

Auslandsbriefe 1.8.1798 - 14.11.1803

Hallo Nils, Here is the whole backside of the letter. I do not know if you can see something. Best regards, Willy

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 5:43pm

Author: wvw1952

London 13 June 1806 to Bolzano

Hello, This letter was sent after the Peace of Amiens from London 13 June 1806 privately to Hamburg (no English rate on the back side) and from Hamburg to Bolzano (received 9 july 1806). As the connections between Dover and Calais and between Harwich and Hellevoetsluis (Netherlands) were interrupted again, the only official route was between Harwich and Cuxhaven. But this letter was sent privately or was in a larger packet of letters. On the back side there is again the 4 written in red chalk. T...

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 5:12pm

Author: wvw1952

Leeds 26 September 1800 to Bolzano

Hello, Here another letter from England, dated Leeds 26 September 1800 forwarded to Altona near Hamburg and there sent on 11 October 1800 via Hamburg to Bolzano (arrived 23 October 1800). The letter was brought privately from England to Altona by skipper, there is no English rate on the letter. On the back side of the letter there is a 4 written in red chalk. Indication "franco Nürnberg" crossed out with red chalk and charge to pay in Bolzano 12 Kreuzer by the addressee (Austrian tariff from 1 A...

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 2:33pm

Author: wvw1952

Brief von Manchester nach Botzen 5 June 1793

Hello, Here another letter from England to Bolzano. The letter is dated 5 June 1793. The British rate is 1 shilling 6 pence which means 6 pence (Manchester to London) plus 1 shilling (London to Germany paid to the Low Countries). The connection Harwich - Cuxhaven started only in January 1795. In Botzen the adressee had to pay 8 Kreuzer (Austrian tariff of 1789 until 31 July 1798 ). Viele Grüsse, Willy

Friday, August 4th 2017, 3:02pm

Author: wvw1952

Peace of Amiens 1802 - 1803

Hello Nils, Thanks for your answer. Indeed, it is not that easy to find letters from Holland sent to England. Kind regards.

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 2:38pm

Author: wvw1952

Peace of Amiens 1802 - 1803

Hello, I am looking for letters sent from Holland to England during the Peace of Amiens from December 1801 untill May 1803. Who can show me such letters please? Thanks, Willy

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 5:00pm

Author: wvw1952

Die kleine Kontinentalsperre 1803-1806

Hallo Nils, Danke für die Antwort. Viele Grüsse, Willy

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 1:58pm

Author: wvw1952

Die kleine Kontinentalsperre 1803-1806

Hallo Nils, Do you have more letters with the R4 or RN4 stempel on letters from England please? Viele Grüsse Willy

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 9:32am

Author: wvw1952

Grossbritannien-Altdeutsche Länder

Hello Ralph and Nils, Thanks for your quick response. Best regards, Willy

Friday, December 9th 2016, 3:34pm

Author: wvw1952

Glasgow - London - Iserlohn 7 November 1801

Hello, Hereby a letter dated Glasgow, 7 November 1801 to Iserlohn (Germany). At that moment the route over Calais (Fr), Ostend (B) and Hellevoetsluis (Nl) were closed, so letters were sent by the way of Northern Germany (Cuxhaven, Hamburg). The British rate, hidden under the German rate, was written in the upper right corner 2 shilling 4 pence according to the tariff of April 1801. It was calculated as follows: Glasgow to London = 1 shilling, London to Germany = 1 shilling 4 pence, in total 2 sh...