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Posted 10/16/2022   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your top left essay appears to be George V, not Edward VII.
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Posted 10/16/2022   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed, thanks.
I was thinking of the busts of India issues.
Certainly the same as KGV
Edward appears without a Crown at all.

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Posted 10/21/2022   08:49 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From Wordsworth's Westmorland stamp distributorship to foodie haven

https://www.theguardian.com/food/20...urant-review
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Posted 10/21/2022   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fascinating! Thanks Geoff, was news to me.

William Wordsworth once worked as the distributor of stamps for Westmorland.
From 1813
At first there were six denominations of stamps, but newer stamps of different values continually appeared as the duties on documents kept.
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Posted 10/21/2022   1:48 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
400 a year was a lot. I wonder if he did any work, or if it was a sinecure?
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Posted 10/21/2022   2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd suggest a lot of work, acting as a sort of postmaster, receiving funds
which would have required a high amount of trust.
I found very little regarding the duties of a distributor of stamps.

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1 page. 8vo. A letter pertaining to Wordsworth's duties as newly appointed distributor of stamps for Westmorland and the Penrith area of Cumberland. "In obedience to the orders of the Board I have given you the above acknowledgement. The account will be found to differ from that of which I before gave an acknowledgement . viz, 6 Medicine Licenses at 10/ which I have deducted" etc, closing, "N.B. the stamps sent to me by you are also given credit for in this account." Wordsworth was granted the position in April 1813, which did much to alleviate the Wordsworths' financial difficulties. The letter is dated the month after the Wordworths moved to Rydal Mount, following a difficult five year period which culminated with the death of two of their children in 1812. "In May 1813 the family moved to Rydal Mount, a house on rising ground just south of Grasmere, owned by Lady le Fleming of Rydal Hall. It did not disappoint . Rydal Mount was commodious, with a fine view over the head of Windermere, and it became the Wordsworths' permanent home" (ODNB). Old folds. Matted and framed with cdv of Rydal Mount and portrait of Wordsworth. Seller Inventory # 315381

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https://www.abebooks.com/Autograph-...952299462/bd
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Posted 10/21/2022   2:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pears Soap

Velvet Soap (Postcard)
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Posted 10/21/2022   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are famous for the advertising underprints
These first appeared on the back of the 1881 one penny lilac stamps with 16 pearls in each corner.

https://1887jubileeissue.com/the-st...underprints/

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Edited by NSK - 10/21/2022 3:04 pm
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Posted 10/21/2022   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great link, thank you.

I have used Pear's soap all my life, to this very day.
The old brown, slippery soap tablet, with that unique perfume.

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Posted 10/24/2022   06:54 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Royal Mail has now distributed a form for returning definitives. Last week, I sent off a bunch that I'm unlikely to use up.

https://www.theguardian.com/busines...y-31-january
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Posted 10/24/2022   07:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Royal Mail's profit should jump?
There should, I expect 1000's of people who shan't bother returning
their valids, and they will gradually disperse through the collectors
hands over the following years.
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Posted 10/24/2022   08:04 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think so. Royal Mail will have allowed a figure for stamps held, but not used. This will reduce that number, but, there again, stamps in people's homes will now be used or returned, creating a loss of new sales or a new cost respectively. As commemoratives aren't affected, there won't be a panic rush to use or swap fifty years'-worth of those.
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Posted 11/04/2022   05:30 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
New Christmas stamps, old silhouette. The "deco" style is hardly Eileen Gray, I'm afraid

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63505798
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Posted 11/30/2022   7:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sc# 33 1864



Exist : Queen Victoria Postcard with advertising Aylesbury "Humanized Milk"

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Posted 12/02/2022   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod -

Here is an old cover from my collection with a nice Pateley Bridge cancellation with a C15 killer, for the topic and for your records. I love this thread, thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Linus


Note: Oio = Ohio...one of the 50 states, old time spelling.




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