Sunday, 30 September 2012

Bath No.3 Receiving House

Courtesy of a potential new recruit to the S&DPHG, here's an 1819 entire from Bath Receiving House No.3 (Walcot) to Banbury with a boxed "No.3" above a "BATH / Penny Post" handstamp and two "BATH / 109" circular handstamps dated 2nd & 3rd July 1819.  The address inside is 12 Walcot Parade.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Minehead - Yet more Postcards !!

Yet more postcards (but the last of Minehead for a while, I promise).
 Two postcards of the same farm - the name changes from the Victorian (?) to Edwardian (?) eras (dates guessed from the clothing).
 Looking towards the North Hill.
 Finally three views of Minehead from the North Hill.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Minehead - more Postcards !

Some more postcards of Minehead starting with the Hotel Metropole again:
 Another picture that has been "photo-shopped" !

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Minehead - in Postcards

Minehead as a popular holiday destination meant that lots of Postcards of Minehead were produced and sent.
This first picture of "The Avenue" has been re-used by adding colour and a motor-car !
 The Metropole was the grand hotel in Minehead.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Minehead Camp again

A recently acquired postcard with a "THE CAMP / MINEHEAD.S.O.SOMERSET" single ring cancel dated 3rd August 1911.
The postcard depicts "Dunster, Grabhurst" - the maps seem to refer to the "Grabbist Hills" ?

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Minehead - A variety of items !

In no particular order - Censored Mail, ....
 Postage Due, ...
 Girobank, ...
 Parcel Post, ....
 and Returned Mail.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Minehead Commemorative Cancels

A few sheets of Commemorative or Slogan cancels, starting with QE II's wedding and coronation.
 Some more local cancels:

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Minehead - Machine Cancels

Some examples of Continuous and Single Impression machine cancels:

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Minehead - More Skeletons

Another couple of periods of use for the Skeleton cancel:
 This time the Skeleton is sandwiched between Squared Circle and Double Circle, Double-Arc cancels.  Note that the skeleton is "MINEHEAD SO" whereas the one used in 1904 was "MINEHEAD RSO".

There was a further use of a skeleton cancel in February1917 - did the CDS cancel break or was there some other reason ?  This time the skeleton is "MINEHEAD / SOMERSET".

A final example of the Minehead used on Book Post abroad, with a "POST OFFICE / EXPRESS" cachet.