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British Long Distance Mail Packets Volume 2 The Harwich Packets 1816-1834, Rates Routes and Ships Out and Home by Colin Tabeart
A detailed study of Harwich packets based on original research from newspapers of the time. This book aims to show how packet mails between the United Kingdom and northern Europe travelled during the final years of the sailing packets era, and how such letters were rated. The various markings used by despatching and destination postal authorities and transit markings collected en-route have largely been covered in other works and, in the context of this book, have only been used to confirm dates, thereby allowing the mode of transportation to be determined. With this book a collector should be able to determine by what route a letter travelled, how it was rated, and in most cases what ship or ships carried the mail. 294 pages, hardbound.