Original exhibit title: EUROPE
Exhibit owner (author): Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Registration number of the exhibit: 629
Version of the exhibit: 1
Number of pages: 154
Printed matter (PPM) for businesses; Printed letters including official mail and forms; PO charges on mail improperly sent or underpaid and Nachname; Prices Current for businesses; Papiers d’Affaires (France); Newspapers; National and local Elections; Parliamentary proceedings; Jury and Sheriff Notices; Birth, Confirmation and Marriage documents; Taxes on goods and property and income tax; Life assurance policy letters and notices of Death; Literary and non-political circulars; Postage rates range from Netherlands 5 cents (approximately 1 British penny), 1 French centime (1c. approximately equals 0.1 British penny) and multiples up to 560 drachmae France to Greece, Serbia 2 paras, Luxembourg 1c., Belgium 1c., Italian States ½ grano, 1 quattrino and others, Russia 1 kopeck and multiples of these rates.
A summary of the content of the collection follows: Territories linked in some way to Britain Portugal had a currency based on a gold standard similar to Great Britain though not as comprehensive. Netherlands used a currency that was virtually identical in value to sterling.
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