Morning Duty p8

Morning Duty date stamps 1846 — 1857

An entirely new stamp was introduced in 1846 which showed the two letters at the top divided by a crown. Otherwise the datestamp was similar to the previous one with san serif letters and the date either side of the month. The letter was sent from Scotland to the Isle of Wight and bears four datestamps which trace the journey.

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The postmarks in date order are IRVINE JN29 1854, and Edinburgh transit mark in red JUN 30 1854 with the code letter M at the left of the date, the London Morning Duty stamp with BX either side of the Crown, and finally a very poor smudged VENTNOR JY 4 ? 1854.
address panel click here for details This example also has the 1d red postage stamp which has been obliterated by a numeral cancellation 186 the Scottish type with rectangular bars. This is the number allocated to Irvine in Ayrshire, as listed in Brumell's book

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Morning Duty Paid datestamps


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