SOUTHAMPTON SHIP LRE on entire from Maryland, USA

Entire sent from Maryland to Edinburgh dated September 20th 1783
Postage due in GB
  Ship Letter Fee: 1d
  Southampton to London (less than 80 miles) 3d
  London to Edinburgh (6d)
  Total postage due: 1d + 3d + 6d = 10d (original charge of 4d crossed out at London)
The GB ship fee of 1d per letter applied from 10/10/1765 to July 1799
'SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LRE', Robertson type S1, in use 1771-89
London Bishop mark '3/DE'
Reference: Robertson Revisited, Colin Tabeart

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