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Lot 327: WEST INDIES ISLANDS to GB 1793-98 Maritime Trading famly EL's - m
Postage Stamps & Postal History of the World
10 November 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Description: WEST INDIES ISLANDS to GB 1793-98 Maritime Trading famly EL's - much historical detail to Ulverston, others trading from Barbados, St. Thomas & St. Eustatius, Netherland Indies and Cove in Ireland during renewed War with France, awaiting delayed fleet escort to West Indies. Mentions 'Fleet lying in wait in mouth of Channel, taking a French man of War Brig - 16 guns, prize money to the SFINX frigate,' marks incl. s/line COVE, DOVER & LI Ship Letters, late Bishopmarks etc. note - the condition is poor with heavily soiled/tears etc. but interesting research material of the period.