Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Bath 1769 and 1833

This first, somewhat damaged, cover has a "BATH" straight-line handstamp, SO 54, that is known in use 1768-1769.  Bath used a series of similar straight line handstamps, distinguishable by their size and serifs (easier using enlarged scanned images).

The entire below is from Woollard, about a mile from Pensford where the receiving house used a "No.14" handstamp.  It went to Bath so was a "short" letter, one that did not go in the General Post.

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