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|1823 (5 Nov) EDINBURGH Add! ½ on EL to Kelso|
(H/S13), rated 8½d. Edinburgh ds on reverse.
The letter rate from Edinburgh to Kelso was reduced from 9½d to 8½d in 1821 presumably due to the mail coaches taking a shorter route bringing the distance below 81 miles.
|1821 (2 Apr) EDINBURGH boxed Add! ½ on EL to Kelso|
(H/S11), rated 9½d. Edinburgh ds on reverse.
The letter rate from Edinburgh to Kelso increased from 8½d to 9½d in early 1820 and remained at that level till late in 1821. The length of the journey via Berwick was almost exactly 80 miles so a minor revision of the mail coach route would take it into the next band.
|1815 (21 Mar) EL from London to Kelso not charged ½d tax.|
Charged 1/1d and with London ds.
Kelso was one of the border towns where the tax was seldom charged but in fact this was because the letter would not travel by coach from Berwick.
|1817 (27 Feb) EL from Edinburgh to Kelso with Edinburgh boxed Add! ½|
(H/S 7). Charged 8½d.
Although Kelso was one of the 'Exempt Border Towns' in this case the letter would have travelled by coach from Edinburgh to Berwick and thus the tax was due.
|1869 (17 Feb) boxed 'GB 1F60c' accountancy h/s on EL from Haiti to Bordeaux.|
Boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP ds and circular 'SHIP LETTER LONDON' ds on reverse. Fine.
|1863 (27 Feb) boxed 'GB 1F60c' accountancy h/s on EL from Haiti to Bordeaux.|
Boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP ds and circular 'SHIP LETTER LONDON' ds on reverse. Endorsed 'Par Vapour Askalon via Liverpool.
The 1857 Convention stated that the 1F60c bulk 1oz rate applied to both packet and ship letters. Hence on this single rate letter the UK claimed 4d, being ¼ of 1F60c and the French another 4 decimes inland, making 8 decimes in all due from the recipient.
|1802 (14 Mar) Crown Ship Letter DOVER on EL from St Vincent.|
Endorsed, 'P Ealing Grove Capt Wilson.' Address panel stained.
Long letter from Keneth Ross to his parents describing purchase of a schooner to carry sugar from the estates on the island which was soon wrecked on the coast of Mustique. Undeterred he purchased a second vessel still hoping to make his fortune. Also mentions French attack on St Domingo repulsed by General Toussaint.
|1942 GENERAL STAFF HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND cachet on reg. cover|
with FIELD POST OFFICE 446 cds. Unusual registered label.
|1841-51 GB 2d blue strip of 3 and single on piece|
with REGISTERED AT GLASGOW double arc at left. Clean.
|1795 (25 Mar) Scotland, two line FORT WILLIAM (Auckland IV1 36a) on EL to Edinburgh|
also with small Edinburgh Bishop mark in red at left. Rated 6d.
|1815 (12 July) London large boxed Add! ½|
(H/S 133) on cover to Edinburgh with h/s '2' of London twopenny post and Kensington ds.