Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
(x) Channel Islands
1718 outer letter sheet, marked inside in pencil "From Sark Mr Starkey 1718" to Mathew de Saumarez in Guernsey; minor edge faults though a rare early letter from Sark written at a time that that Lord John Carteret was Fief in Sark and Jersey. Photo
Note: When Lord John Carteret became Fief of Sark his first concern as Seigneur was to clear the Sark fief of its burden of debt. He instructed his Jersey lawyers to realise all possible assets. Between 1717 and 1719 parcels of the Manoir estate were sold to Sark tenants
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