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Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: cgliedman
Added on:Jun 27, 19
Edited on:Jun 27, 19
Postmark: Apr 29, 1853 (GB to Finland, 1853)
Origin: Kidderminster, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: Åbo, FINLAND

Kidderminster, Great Britain. Addressed to Messr. Suve & Österblad, Åbo, Finland.
Kidderminster, 29 April 1853 datestamp;
London, 30 April datestamp;
Thames packet via RotterdamRail to Emmerich (Germany);
Emmerich, 1 May transit datestamp;
Rhine River boat to DuisburgOverland to Cologne (Deutz);
Deutz – Minden RPO, 2 May;
Minden – Berlin RPO, 2 May;
Berlin – Bromberg RPO;
Bromberg – Danzig 2 May;
Marienburg – Koenigsberg RPO, 3 May;
Ship to Åbo (now Turku), Finland

23d postage paid to destination and marked “PD” for 2x 11½d per ¼ oz. rate via Holland prepaid to destination Rate consisted of:
- 6d (2x 4d per ¼ oz.) per ½ oz. British postage
- 9d per ½ oz. (2x 4½ d per ¼ oz.) Prussian transit (4d internal Prussian rate + 2d transit through Holland + 3d / 3 sg. forwarding to Russia)
- 8d (2x 4d per ¼ oz.) rate for Russia/Finland
Blue “fr3” indicating 3 silbergroshen credit for forwarding postage beyond Germany and numerous red and black “4,” “8” and “9” accountancy markings for relating to rate distribution. “20” on reverse (A) designating 20 Finnish pennia due Russia.

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