Sunday 3 December 2023

Watchet (1843), Shepton Mallet (1888) and Frome (1897)

This clear example of the Watchet Penny Post handstamp was used in January 1843, three years after the end of the local penny posts.  It also has a Taunton Penny Post dated handstamp.

This Shepton Mallet single ring cancel was used in January 1888, thirteen years after the cancel was issued.

These Frome items were sent in September 1897.  The first is marked as Book Post but could have been overfranked at 1d.

The second item from Frome, sent six days later was not franked so incurred 2d postage due.

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