Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Bath Parcel Post

Another Bath item, from a century later than the previous one, this is a Parcel Post tag from 1913, sent from Boots the Chemists.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Early Bath Penny Post and Receiving House handstamps

The example below is from April 1813, with very early examples of both the "BATH / Penny Post" and boxed "No.2" receiving house handstamps.

Do you know of any earlier examples ?

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Frome Maltese Cross

I'm looking for examples of red and black Maltese Crosses from Somerset on cover.  Here is an example of a Frome Maltese Cross in black (I'm still looking for one in red).

I'm still looking for a Maltese Cross from Queen Camel, Williton, Milverton, Weston-super-Mare, Henstridge and Milborne Port - these being towns that were issued with 1844-type numeric obliterators so might have had Maltese Crosses.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Wrington straight line

A late usage of the "WRINGTON" straight line handstamp, used in January 1826.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Bristol Penny Post No.'s 13, 15 and 17

A small selection from the Bristol Penny Post, firstly No.13 and No.15 from Pensford via Old Down.

Then an early No.15 from Old Down from October 1822.

And finally a No.17 from Chew Magna.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Missing Pension

The entire below was written on behalf of Benjamin Hillman, an outpensioner of Chelsea Hospital whose pension did not get paid at Christmas 1824.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Late use of Bath Boxed "No.3" Handstamp

The entire below has a very faint boxed "No.3" handstamp (just above the end of "Parsons") - a very late use in June 1840.  I'm not sure why it would have got it - ideas please ?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Old Down

A trio of entires that feature Old Down, starting with 1819 in the Bath Penny Post with a black boxed "No.12" handstamp, written from Hallatrow.

Then from 1820 in the Wells Penny Post with a red boxed "No.12" handstamp, again written at Hallatrow.

And finally from 1840 an Old Down double-arc handstamp dated May 1840.