Detail: Stepped boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER  mark


Triple rate entire sent from New York via Liverpool to London in July 1817.
Postage due in GB:
  Ship fee 8d
  Inland rate from Liverpool to London (between 170 and 230 miles) 11d
  Total due 3x (8d + 11d) = 4/9d, manuscript '4/9'
Ship Mark: 'LIVERPOOL / SHIP LETTER' Tabeart type S8, in use 1817-1832.
The GB ship fee of 8d per rate increment plus inland mileage applied from 11th July 1815 to 10th January 1840.
The internal mileage charge applied from 9th July 1812 to 5th December 1839.

Robertson Revisited, Colin Tabeart;
United Kingdom Letter Rates, Inland and Overseas, 1635 to 1900, Colin Tabeart.

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