Sunday 19 May 2024

Bristol Foreign Mail, Part 1

This is the first of 4 posts with examples of Foreign mail to/from Bristol.  The first cover below is from Swansea to Adelaide, Australia in 1847.  It went via forwarding agents W.E. Acraman of Bristol as indicated by the framed cachets.  The entire says it contains some small sheets of copper, which explains the green stain on the paper.

The letter below is from Bristol to Philadelphia in January 1852, going via Liverpool on the American Packet.  As a result there was 24c due, 3c for British postage, 16c for the American Packet shipping and 5c for US inland postage packet
This next example is from Bristol to Drammen in Norway in June 1854.  The marking indicate that it went via Hamburg.

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