Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Great Britain 1881 Telegraph Form

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 318Next Topic  
Valued Member

United States
54 Posts
Posted 08/09/2022   4:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wctiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Incoming telegraph from Algeria. I checked on the web and couldn't find the 6 penny marking and form.

Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
Netherlands
2101 Posts
Posted 08/09/2022   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To be very precise: not GB but UK, Dublin is in Ireland, not Great Britain.

This one looks similar:
https://www.nmni.com/collections/hi...mafp20026103
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by NSK - 08/09/2022 4:14 pm
Valued Member
United States
54 Posts
Posted 08/09/2022   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wctiger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Forgive my ignorance. UK not GB.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
36755 Posts
Posted 08/10/2022   01:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cannot see any charge?

Inland Rate was 20 words for 1/-
3d extra each 5 words

That makes it 1/6d (senders address not included) 27 words.

Can any members explain how a telegraph got from Algiers to Dublin in 1821
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by rod222 - 08/10/2022 01:35 am
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
6830 Posts
Posted 08/10/2022   03:07 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure about the onward route, but I think that a telegraph cable from Algeria across the Med was constructed in the 1850s.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Netherlands
2101 Posts
Posted 08/10/2022   03:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive Geoff. Indeed 1850s: 1854-1857

https://atlantic-cable.com/Cables/1...an/index.htm
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by NSK - 08/10/2022 03:45 am
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
6830 Posts
Posted 08/10/2022   04:04 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wasn't involved myself, you'll appreciate. . I still can't quite get my head around those feats of underwater construction.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
36755 Posts
Posted 08/10/2022   04:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I'm not sure about the onward route, but I think that a telegraph cable from Algeria across the Med was constructed in the 1850s.


Algeria to Marseilles 1851

I just cannot get my head around a telegraph "hopping"
eg : Marseilles to Ireland, and thence whom paid what

Loved to learn.

I do believe I see 5/- but I may be wrong.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
54 Posts
Posted 08/10/2022   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wctiger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thx for the discussion. The year was 1881, not 1821.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
36755 Posts
Posted 08/12/2022   4:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Form printed by Harrison and Sons
Biography
Stationery printer, later went into security engraving. Acquired by De La Rue (q.v.) in 1997.

Possible
Leon Mathieu 1847-1910
Born in Trinidad on 1847 to Francois Mathieu. Leon Mathieu married Ellen Hamel-Smith and had 3 children. He passed away on 3 Oct 1910 in London, England.

Anyone have an idea of 4000 francs worth in 1881? approx US$747
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by rod222 - 08/12/2022 4:58 pm
  Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 318Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2022 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.18 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05