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Black Shipping of Goods – Shame!

Decree by Frederick VI, King of Denmark etc., Duke of Schleswig, Holstein … as also of Oldenburg etc. by which the skippers at the Eider are prohibited to leave the skulls, oars, and poles in their boats at nighttime. Issued Frederiksberg Castle September 16, 1828. Copenhagen, Jens Hostrup Schultz, (1828). Sm. 4to. 3 pp. on double sheet. With L(oco) S(igilli) stamp printed together with royal signature and those of Rothe, Hammerich, Jensen, Höpp + Langheim.

Black Shipping Sep. 16, 1828

Danish-German parallel text. – Issued as “the boats on the Eider are frequently abused at nighttime, allegedly without help and knowledge of the owners, for clandestine shipping of goods, and therefore are most highly intent on measures for the prevention of this criminal curtailment of Our customs revenues”. The progressively set fines shall be used for the local poor relief fund, and the local police authorities shall take action correspondingly “as soon they are informed by denunciation by the customs officers or by other means”. – On laid paper untrimmed on three sides. – See on black merchandise shipping on Stör + Eider also the decrees from 1825 f. per 28,799 + 28,800.

Offer no. 28,803 | EUR 72. (c. US$ 87.) + shipping