1832 – Savona (Sarde) via France to Madrid (Spain)

  • The letter was written June 30th, 1832 in Celle (Celle Ligure, Sadre). There is a second postmark of Savona (Sadre). The letter was sent via Antibes-Nizza "ITALIE / PAR / ANTIBES" and got the cachet "I / A.E.D." (paid until destination) from Antibes – please keep in mind that it was only possible to pay until Bayonne (the frontier post office of Spain). On the backside of the cover there is the a manuscript of the franco: 8 Soldi (Celle-Antibes; 59-75 sadre miles) + 18 Soldi (French transit) = 26 Soldi.

    The recipient had to pay 9 reales for a single letter from Italy or Germany (rate of 1805).

    The letter was disinfected with vinegar and slit twice. The treatment took place in Irun (Spain). Slits of c. 17 mm are typically for Irun.