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Posted 04/21/2021   02:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
NSK, based on the top center and top right strikes, I can see that as a possibility. But in the most complete strike it doesn't look like an "S" to me, anyway. Amersham "feels" too wide to be it, as even my initial guess at WAREHAM seems to be.

No guesses above were found in the British cancel database or the Stampboards thread that feeds into it:
http://philatelicweb.com/pmks/
Just for laughs, I went through current and completed eBay listings, but no joy. Interesting to me, though.
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Posted 04/21/2021   03:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
AMERSHAM looks good too !

19Km Amersham to Eton College
160Km Holt to Eton College

7d Tariff for 2 Pheasants?
Have we an rough year for this Tag?
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Posted 04/21/2021   03:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1d lilac unified issue type II was in use from 13 december 1881 until replaced by the 1d red Edward VII. 7d was the parcel rate for 4-5 lb. from 1 June 1897. It was not a specified parcel rate at any other time. Five imperial pounds might be right for two good pheasants.
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Posted 04/21/2021   04:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For Interest.
Great Britain Parcel Post.
Nigel suggests 1889 for the introduction of the circular parcel post.
(If referencing Type 208)
Daniels (1898) has it at 7 years later at 1896

For students reference,


Remember CHARD well, not far from home.
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Edited by rod222 - 04/21/2021 04:52 am
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Posted 04/21/2021   04:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could it be Nigel's introduction was long before general use?
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Posted 04/21/2021   04:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed, may be Type 202
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Edited by rod222 - 04/21/2021 04:54 am
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Posted 04/21/2021   05:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I got the 1889 date from Collect British Postmarks where this is type 19/11 and it corresponds to Rod's type 208.

I like NSK's suggestion of AMERSHAM.
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very interesting read, again I learned, thank you
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