Auctioneers required Licences from 1845 to 1949. Below is an example of a Licence issued by Customs and Excise in Bath in 1911.
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
The Flyer below has been used as a receipt for Carriage and Porterage, and is dated October 1840 on the reverse. It is from the interesting period when services were moving from Coaches to the Railway. The history of the Bolt-in-Tun inn is shown on the second sheet.
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Friday, 22 January 2021
Having had a year off, I'm starting to post up a few items here again, though I won't be posting as regularly as before as I don't have that much new.
On a contrary note (the current situation makes me feel a bit contrary), I thought I'd start with an item that is not Somerset Postal History but is HMS Somerset instead. The envelope below commemorates the commissioning of HMS Somerset in September 1996, with a couple of nice cachets as well as the "PLYMOUTH AND CORNWALL / DEVON" cancel.