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Highwaymen of the High Seas

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Anyone who has ever read Georgette Heyer knows that the brandy milord offered to his guests probably never passed through Customs.  Ditto for tobacco, tea, lace, spices and many other goods (more than 1300 items found their way onto the Customs lists during the peak smuggling years.) For a thumbnail sketch of smuggling history and practices, check out my Wednesday February 4 blog post on www.riskyregencies.blogspot.com





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