Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Alfred Smith & Co., Foreign Stamp Importers

The next few posts contain a series of items associated with Alfred Smith of Bath.  A number of them are quite colourful.  I'm not sure whether to categorise them as Commercial mail or Philatelic mail as they are both !

This first item is a plain One Penny UPU postcard, with a framed "Alfred Smith & Co." handstamp on the reverse, dated 13th January 1891.

Alfred Smith initially traded with his brother Henry Stafford Smith, going his own way from 1866 when his brother moved from Bath to Brighton.

From 1892 Alfred Smith & Co. traded as Foreign Stamp Importers, using embossed envelopes.  These two examples are from April 1892.

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