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Auction: 229 - Lot number: 1013 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1827(May 4) entire letter headed "Ilha do Norte 4 Maio de 1827", to Lisbon, no postal markings, light ironed-out vertical filing fold. ["Island of the North" is a reference to the trading settlement on Dejima Island, a man-made island in Nagasaki Harbour, Japan, designed to restrict the spread of Catholicism among the local population. In 1639, a Christian uprising caused the Portuguese to be expelled. Nagasaki's economy suffered so the Japanese forced the relocation of a Dutch settlement from Hirado to Dejima. From 1641-on, only Chinese & Dutch ships were allowed into Nagasaki, and nowhere else in Japan. The letter states (translated): "...I have not been able to send you from Macao a copy of this letter...but now we are arrived after a 42 days passage to the Island of the North, I will leave this here to take the first available ship heading in your direction..."]

Auction Category: PORTUGAL - PRE-STAMP POSTAL HISTORY

Listed in: PORTUGAL , Pre Stamp , Postal History , Postmarks , Netherlands , Historic Letters , JAPAN , unusual origins or destinations

Estimate: AUD$ 750.00

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Item was sold for: $650.00