Sunday, 30 October 2016

UDCs - Hinton Charterhouse, Kilmersdon, Langford

This first sheet has a normal Charterhouse-Hinton UDC from May 1856.  The UDC was issued under Chippenham but is used here under Bath.

The late format Hinton-Charterhouse UDC below is from January 1859.

The Kilmersdon UDC was issued under Frome, but had transferred to Bath by the time of this cover, September 1859.

The late-type Langford UDC below in blue is currently the latest known example, from July 1859.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

UDCs - Beckington, Road (Rode)

Here are four envelopes, each with Beckington and Road UDC handstamps (except the last which has a Beckington double-arc dated handstamp).  The first three each have a serif-type Beckington UDC in blue and a Road UDC in black, starting with October 1852 ...

...November 1855 ...

... January 1856.

This last sheet has two further examples of the Road UDC - I'm not sure what colour the top one is.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Bristol 1½d Postage Due from USA

This postcard from Philadelphia, USA was underfranked and liable to 1½d postage due.  It has a nice "1½D / 134" postage due mark, applied at Bristol, and three ½d postage due stamps cancelled at Sparkford, Bath.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Bristol Squared Circle cancels, code 1

Examples of two Bristol squared circle cancels, from May 1898 and May 1906, different, but both with code 1.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Early Slogan Cancels at Bristol

Here are a couple of examples of early slogan cancels at Bristol, firstly one for the "BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924" from December 1923.

This second cancel is for "TORCHLIGH TATTOO / STADIUM WEMBLEY" from October 1925.  The reverse of the postcard carried advertising.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Bristol Parcel Roller Cancel

A parcel roller cancel is known in use at Bristol from 1901 to 1918 and from 1929 to 1930.  The datestamp on this Parcel Post label from Street is unreadable, but based on the KEVII stamp it was probably between 1902 and c.1912.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Motor Fuel Ration Book

Something a little different - here is an unused Motor Fuel Ration Book with a Fishponds handstamp from March 1957.  These were produced as a result of the Suez Crisis.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Bristol Penny Post - Henbury

Henbury had a boxed "No.51" handstamp from 1827.  The example below from April 1834 is currently the latest known example.

Later in 1834 Henbury had an unboxed "No.51" handstamp, which is known in use until 1842.  The entire below also has an unboxed "No.4" from Westbury-on-Trym, one mile to the south of Henbury.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Bristol Penny Post - Paulton (or Pensford), Templecloud

Pensford became receiving house No.14 from 1827 (replacing Templecloud which became No.15).  It appears that there were two handstamps in use, a smaller one at Pensford and a larger one at Paulton.

This entire is undated (apart from an unhelpful "Wednesday 10th") and was written from Sutton Court, near Bishop's Stowey which is six miles from Paulton and three miles from Pensford.  Based on the handstamp it appears that this entire was posted in Paulton.

This entire was written in Clutton, one mile north of Templecloud, in June 1839.  Templecloud had the boxed "No.15" handstamp from 1830 (having previously had the boxed "No.14" handstamp).