Great Britain

Pre-stamp

Prior to the introduction of the postage stamp in 1840, it was far more expensive to send mail and revenues were jealously guarded. Envelopes or wrappers might bear a variety of markings; handstamps indicating origin, transits and destination, prepayment, manuscript charge marks including the amounts due to each charging authority, instructional markings, disinfection markings and slits. The possibilities for collectors are immense, whether focussing on local or international mail.

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GB 1845 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021024

GB 1848 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021026

GB 1846 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021022

GB 1850 Pre-Stamp - Southampton M-B

Stock Code: P212021036

GB 1852 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021030

GB 1848 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021027

GB 1850 Pre-Stamp - Southampton M-B

Stock Code: P212021035