Sunday, 31 October 2021

Radium Leather Dyes advertising 1934

The envelope and enclosed invoice are for Radium Leather Dyes, was sent from Glastonbury to Godney near Wells in December 1934.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Letter from Bridgewater to Chard regarding Hair Powder and Game Certificate accounts, 1796

The letter below relates to the paying of Hair Powder and Game taxes, written in 1796.  Duty on Hair Powder was introduced in 1795 and was repealed in 1869.

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Furnival's Inn, Holborn to the Salmon Inn, Bridgewater 1786

The item below is from Furnival's Inn, Holborn to be left at the Salmon Inn, Bridgewater in November 1786.  Furnival's Inn was one of the Inns of Chancery up until 1817 when it was rebuilt after the lease was not paid.

The contents are a legal letter.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Unboxed "No.24" from Radstock under Bath, 1844

The Penny Post receiving house handstamps continued in use after the introduction of the Uniform Penny Post in 1840.  The wrapper below originated in Radstock and received the unboxed "No.24" handstamp.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Missent to Bristol Station, 1854

The entire below from Germany in October 1854 was addressed to Bradford, Wilts but firstly got missent to Bradford, Yorks and secondly then missent to Bristol Station (not the route to Bradford, Wilts).

It has the later and rarer version of the "MISSENT-TO / BRISTOL-STATION" cachet (on top of the blue-green Bradford Yorks mark).

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Money Letter from Frome to Whatley in 1893/4

The OHMS Money Letter below was sent registered to the Sub-Postmaster of Whatley from Frome, its main post office, and would most probably have contained money to run the post office.

The letter bears despatch marks from Frome M.O & S.B (Money Order & Savings Bank) dated 16th December 1893 and receipt marks at Whatley on 1st January 1894.  What was happening to the letter in the meantime (just over two weeks) ?

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Invoice/Receipt for Printing for the Cullompton Turnpike Trust, 1837

The entire below is a receipted invoice for Printing associated with the Cullompton Turnpike Trust, sent on 12th August 1837.  The invoice is for the printing of two notices, one for paying two years interest and the second for lifting Tolls (probably increasing them).  The Invoice came from  the "Taunton Courier and General Printing-Office".

Here is an image of the contents:

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Incorrectly Dated Meter Mark, Taunton Cider 1994

Users of Meter Marks had to remember to wind on the date so that meter mail was correctly dated.  The Taunton Cider Company did not do this on the entire below from August 1994, so the envelope received a framed "INCORRECTLY DATED BY SENDER / ACTUALLY POSTED ON / 8 AUG 1994" cachet, so the recipient did not think the Post Office had been tardy in delivering the item.

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Undated "BA" in a Triangle cancel, Printed Matter in 1924

Printed Matter was often not cancelled with a dated cancel as delivery did not have to happen within a specific timescale.  The envelope below has a Bath "BA" in a triangle cancel and is not dated. However the contents do date the envelope to 1924.

The contents relate to a tour of the Shire Horse "Theale St. Clair" which had been engaged by the Bath Heavy Horse Society for the Season 1924, for the use of its Members.