Where was the boxed “No.11” handstamp used ?
- No boxed “No.11” is recorded for Wells.
- The boxed “No.11” in the Bristol Penny Post was in use at Bedminster. Post from there to London would not go via Wells.
- A boxed “No.11” is recorded in the Bath Penny Post; this is thought to have been used at Doynton in Gloucestershire. Again, post from there to London would not go via Wells.
- A boxed “No.11” is known used in the Cross Penny Post, probably at Hutton.
- No boxed “No.11” is recorded used in the Bridgwater Penny Post, only an unboxed “No.11” used at Burrowbridge in 1839. As boxed handstamps pre-dated unboxed ones, it is unlikely that a boxed “No.11” was in use there in 1842.
- A boxed “No.11” was in use at Creech St Michael in the Taunton Penny Post. As Creech St Michael is under 4 miles east of Taunton, mail from there would almost certainly go via Taunton. The handstamp used at Creech St Michael also has larger serifs than the minimal ones visible above.
The most likely candidate would therefore appear to be the boxed “No.11” used in the Cross Penny Post, probably at Hutton.