Sunday, 16 June 2019

Street - The Independant Order of Rechabites

An interesting envelope below from November 1931, with an illustration for The Independant Order of Rechabites.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Yeovil - a couple of items

Here are a couple of items from Yeovil, the first being a returned letter with a "YEOVIL / M.O & S.B" handstamp from September 1888.  The letter was undelivered because the partnership of solicitors to which it was addressed had been dissolved, and the letter was then returned in the OHMS envelope shown below.

The second item is a an envelope with a mis-dated meter mark from June 1986 and a violet cachet reading:
FRANKING ME WITH AN / INCORRECT DATE /
HAS MADE IT APPEAR THAT / I'VE ARRIVED LATE

Sunday, 9 June 2019

"144 CHARD" Mileage Mark

One of the early mileage marks that I missed out in my earlier posts is the "144 CHARD" mark.  I have now managed to acquire a copy, which can be seen below.  The mark is only known used in 1786.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Electric and International Telegraph Company receipt at Taunton 1865

Below is illustrated a receipt from the Electric and International Telegraph Company issued at Taunton in February 1865.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

WW II: Yeovil (air raid) and RNAS Henstridge (HMS Dipper)

Here are two items with WW II links, starting with a postal stationery card from Yeovil in August 1940.  The card has two 1d printed stamps as the rate increased to 2d on 1st May 1940 and there weren't any 2d dies available.  The message on the postcard talks about an air raid on Yeovil.

The second item is a large birthday greetings card to a Wren at RNAS Henstridge (HMS Dipper) which trained pilots to land on aircraft carriers.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Undated Universal Triangular Cancels - Frome, Shepton Mallet, Taunton

Printed Matter is often cancelled with undated cancels (as there is no service level defined for when it has to be delivered).  Here are three examples from Frome, Shepton Mallet and Taunton, all dated approximately by their contents (Programmes for the Mid-Somerset Youg Farmers' Club).