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Lot 756

dateline on folded letter to London, handed to ship's captain at the Philadelphia harbor for conveyance to England without entering the US postal system, upon arrival in Leith, Scotland a scarce two-line "Leith/Ship-Lre" handstamp was applied and the letter was rated "5" [d] for 1d ship fee and 4d inland postage, in London "13/OC" Bishop mark applied and postage calculated at "1/6" (1sh British sea postage and 6d inland postage), very fine