Sunday, 7 January 2018

Saltford UDC

A rare undated circular handstamp for Saltford is known used in 1850 according to the British County Catalogue - the BCC has it as rarity H.

At Midpex 2017 (next due on 6th July 2019) I was lucky enough to spot and acquire a partial and highly over-inked example on an entire from Saltford to Yorkshire sent on 29th February 1848 - the identification of which was supported by the entire being turned, so the other side was a letter to Saltford, Bath arriving on the same date, 29th February 1848.  The UDC was issued on 1st November 1842 so an example before the BCC catalogue entry of 1850 is quite feasible.

Here is the reverse, showing the posting to Saltford.

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