Sunday, 24 September 2017

UDCs - Chew Stoke, Widcombe, Wookey

A trio of UDCs, starting with a partial late-type "CHEW.STOKE" single ring undated handstamp from February 1859.  This handstamp was previously unknown - there are two possible handstamps it could be, either "CHEW.MAGNA" or "CHEW.STOKE".  Under close examination there is some evidence for the "S" and the final "E".

Widcombe under Bath was issued with three UDCs.  Below is currently the earliest known example in black of the first one issued, from December 1850.

Wookey was issued with two UDCs.  Below is currently the only known example of the first UDC, from November 1849.  No example of the second UDC is currently known.

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