Sunday, 19 August 2018

Albino "TAUNTON" handstamp, 1743

The entire below has a partial albino "TAUNTON" handstamp and a manuscript date of 15th October 1743 ... it is difficult to see the albino handstamp , even more so via a scan !

The postal rate in 1743 was 4d for more than 80 miles and the entire has a manuscript "4".  However this has been crossed out and replaced by a "5" and there is a possible manuscript "1" on the reverse.  The "1" could be for local delivery at New Street End, Birmingham, making 5d in total.

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