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Lot 9003

1801, DECATUR: Folded letter from New York 23rd March 1801 as a duplicate (original per “Pegasus”) to Edinburgh and redirected to Leith. With good strike of red “Ship Letter GREENOCK” alongside, incorrectly charged 2/4d, as a triple letter the rate should have been 3 x 4d ship letter from a Post Office agent overseas and 3 x 6d inland (80 miles), fine and attractive