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Great Britain
1800 > The truth of Coach Travel, where stamps lead one.

Currently reading "Years of Victory" Arthur Bryant 1945
The following caught my eye

(Following a call to arms, regarding Napoleon 1805)

Ensign Boothby of the Royal Engineers went bowling down to Portsmouth on the outside of the Mail in such ardent spirits and buoyant health that when,
"The night being very foggy with misting rain and the lamps not penetrating further into the mist than the rumps of the wheelers,"
the coach ran into a team of horses standing slantwise across the road and overturned, he bounced happily on to the road without so much as a scratch or a bruise.

"Outside of the Mail" = Travelling by the Mail Coach (More expensive) and sat on the outside of the coach on the roof, or benches.

"Rumps of the wheelers" = Horses, usually Coach and 3? for Mail
or perhaps coach and 5.

Travelling by "Stage Coach" was cheaper but more confined.

Further reading on Coach travel, as seen by those that were there
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) her travels
Fascinating stuff..
https://www.mollands.net/etexts/mit...mitton8.html

Whom knew? Tipping in 1800 England

As for hotels, they were worse than to-day, for it must be remembered money was of greater relative value. In a letter from a "Constant Reader" to The Times in October 1795, the vexed subject of tips is discussed--

"If a man who has a horse, puts up at an inn, besides the usual bill, he must at least give 1s, to the waiter, 6d. to the chambermaid, 6d. to the ostler, and 6d. to the jack-boot, making together 2s. 6d. At breakfast you must give at least 6d. between the waiter and Hostler. If the traveller only puts up to have a refreshment, besides paying for his horses standing he must give 3d. to the hostler, at dinner 6d. to the waiter and 3d. to the hostler; at tea 6d. between them, so that he gives away in the day 2s. 6d., which, added to the 2s. 6d. for the night, makes 5s. per day on an average to servants."
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Outbid (Sold $28) + ship
Cinderella Block
1936
Paignton
1936 PHILATELIC CONGRESS - PAIGNTON. M.N.H. BLOCK OF NINE.

Paignton in beautiful West Country, England

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Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Together with Torquay and Brixham it forms the borough of Torbay which was created in 1998. The Torbay area is a holiday destination known as the English Riviera. Paignton's population in the United Kingdom Census of 2011 was 49,021.[1] It has origins as a Celtic settlement and was first mentioned in 1086. It grew as a small fishing village and a new harbour was built in 1847. A railway line was opened to passengers in 1859 creating links to Torquay and London. As its population increased, it merged with the villages of Goodrington and Preston. Paignton is around 25 miles (40 km) north east of Plymouth and 20 miles (32 km) south of Exeter, and has the fourth largest population in Devon.


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GB 2018 Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in GB: Sophia Alexandrovna Sandhawaliya (18761948) [1.57]



The stamp shows Indian suffragist Sophia Alexandrovna Sandhawaliya selling the newspaper The Suffragette outside the Hampton Court Palace, London, England in April 1913.
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Solved after 5 years.

Great Britain : Revenues
Customs Tobacco

My Page from 2017


The Revenue Journal Vol XXX11 No 1 June 2021
(Free Gift from SCF member CALSTAMPS Thanks Jim )

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Girl Pat
incorrect Postcard eBay
274915009459

If this is the Girl Pat being chased in South America, prior to surrender, then the card is incorrect.
At that time the Girl Pat was under the name "Kia Ora" (Good Health)

Exists: Illegal covers with Cinderella stamps "Girl Pat" aboard (Scarce)
Girl Pat Cinderellas

Reading: The Cinderella Philatelist July 2021 Vol 61 No3
Page 109

Free Gift from SCF member "Calstamps"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_Pat
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Cinderellas
Royal Navy
HMS RODNEY and others
Nelson Class Battleship

Leading role in the sinking of the Bismark

Sent the first salvo, from 21 Kilometers.

Rodney spotted Bismarck at 08:44 on 27 May, one minute after King George V, and was the first to open fire at a range of 23,400 yd (21,400 m) three minutes later with Bismarck replying at 08:49. The initial salvos from both ships were off, but Rodney straddled her opponent with her third salvo and hit her twice with her fourth at 09:02, knocking out the forward superfiring turret, disabling the lower turret and severely damaging her bridge. In her turn, Bismarck scored no hits, although she managed to damage Rodney with shell splinters before her forward guns were knocked out.




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Non Philatelic
Musical Intermission

You can take a boy out of England, but not England out of the boy.
Dorset / Somerset country music
THE TUBA


Just the first 3 minutes............
Phillippe Sarde (France)

rCYK-tAuSEQ

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Postman Pat at work on a 2014 Royal Mail "Popular Children's TV Programmes" set: self-adhesive stamps.


And on a 2000 4 x 1st Class stamp book cover and label advertising The Stamp Show 2000 in London.


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Given your antecedents, you might be interested in lot 955 here -

http://www.somersetstampauctions.co...rent-auction
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Great picture Rod and I really liked the Tess music.

(from a life-long euphonium player!)
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It just reminded me of the hours of reading Postman Pat comics to my daughter decades ago - all of those subtle variations of Yorkshire accents for the different characters!
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Quote:
Given your antecedents, you might be interested in lot 955 here -


Thanks Geoff, visited that site before, the prices !
Beyond my timid wallet.



Exception to the rule, my just received France (Maury) catalogue from SPINK... what a sumptuous catalogue, almost too nice to use.


Quote:
(from a life-long euphonium player!)

Hi Nigel,
hope I did not commit heresy (Tuba)


just a guess from the ignorant.

The music comes from the opening scenes in TESS,
I recall it was a large fellow, and the instrument was held lower.
But what do I know !

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SSA's realised prices are pretty standard for UK auction houses. I didn't think a 60 estimate for several hundred covers seemed that bad. You'd probably want to ask for a few photos of the lot, though.
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Spotlight on the Lbrary.





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Perkins
The accidental invention of the colour Mauve.
Available from JStor


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