The four Branch Offices were:-
LOMBARD STREET, CHARING CROSS,
VERE STREET,(later Old Cavendish Street), and BOROUGH.
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The stamps used in these offices were, with one exception, all more or less in the shape
of a Maltese Cross, all contained initials identifying the office — "LS" "CHX" "B" or "VS",
with the date and, in the stamps for letters pre-paid in cash, the word "Paid". The one exception was a circular stamp of Charing Cross. The early stamps were blue, but this soon gave way to red, except at Lombard Street, where black was generally used.
The paid stamps were always struck in red. Should we obtain further examples, they will be added to these pages.
Where our examples are on entire letters I have included a transcription of the letter as an added interest.