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Letter from the German Consulate, Surabaya to The Royal Parcel Service Company

Date: 30 June 1938
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0536[043]

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    Description
    Letter from the German Consulate, Surabaya to The Royal Parcel Service Company typed in German and dated 30 June 1938. The letter relates to the importation of Oskar's boat and the duty payment.
    Translation
    • N.V. Behn, Meyer & Co. Trading Company Surabaya Surabaya, 30 June 1938 To the Royal Parcel Service Company Surabaya Dear Sirs, Re: P.F.W. [abbreviation unknown] 8 1 chest content collapsible canoe with ss. " van Lansbergen " dd. 13 May 1938 to Saumlaki We have been informed that your ofice in Ambon has advanced the import duties for the above shipment, to the amount of fl 45.68 Where the boat was not intended for use in the Dutch East Indies and therefore should have been delivered duty-free, the above payment happened mistakenly. To avoid further delay, we send you the above amount with the polite request to authoise your agent at Saumlaki to deliver the chest to Mr Oskar Speck at no expense. In the meantime, we have taken action against Customs at Ambon directly, for restitution of the import duties. Sincerely German Consulate

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