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  • Lot# : 1052 Netherlands Antilles

    Dutch West Indies 1758 (Oct 15): Entire letter written in St. Eustache or Sint Eustatius, an island in the Carribean belonging to the Netherlands Antilles, sent to Marseille with one-line HOLLANDE entry mark. In the 18th century, St. Eustatius' geographical placement in the middle of Danish, British, French and Spanish territories, its large harbourage and status from 1756 as a free port with no customs duties made it a major point for transhipment of goods, and a focus for trade in contraband. A very early and interesting entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF
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