London General Post Branch Offices

General Post Branch Offices — Vere Street — Unpaid Marks.

The office at Vere Street (later Old Cavendish Street) covered
the North West corner of London around Bond Street and Oxford Street.

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Type 1. Standard Series.
In use January 1830 to 1834

This cover shows the basic design mark with a frame size of 20 x 21, with moveable characters. It was struck in blue ink from January 1830 and in red from 1832. This type has a flat topped '3'.

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Type 1. Standard Series.
In use January 1830 to 1834

This entire letter dated 14th July 1832, shows a Type 1b variant of the basic design. It is as the previous design but with a round topped '3'. This type was in use from 1832? to 1834.
See below for the contents.

Addressed to Mr W. Forsham, County Fire Office, Liverpool, the letter reads:-
Provident Life Office London. July 14th 1832
Dear Sir, Mrs Jones claim pol. 7511
We are today in receipt of your favor of the 12th inst. from which we infer that you have received our letter of the 9th inst. advising you of the communication our Solicitor had had from Mrs Jones and we have now to inform you that our Solicitor has extended our offer to the Solicitor of Mrs Jones to £300 and there we mean to stop. With many thanks for the attention you have paid to this businefs.
I am Dear Sir, Your obednt Servant
Brown Beaumont(?)
P.s. We are duly in receipt of your bill amount £100.18.3 — £75 of which we place to the fee of your account with this office and the remaining £25.18.3 we will pay to the C. F. O.
Mr. W Forsham.

The second page reads:-
County Fire Office London July 14th 1832.
Sir, We have received your remittance of a Bill value £146."." and have placed it to your credit with this office with £25.18.3 received of the P.L.O.
I am sir Your obdt. svnt. J. A. Beaumont

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Type 2. Standard Series.
In use January 1835 to December 1842

This entire letter dated 27th September 1839, shows a very poor strike of the Type 2c variant of the basic design. This type was in use from June 1838 to December 1842. The frame size was 24 x 24 and the height of 'VS' was 4mm.

At the end of 1842 the duties of the Vere Street Branch Office
were apparently taken over by an office located in Old Cavendish Street.


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