Great Britain


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 1830 Pre-Stamp - Missent to Exeter h/s

Stock Code: P223006238

GB 1828 Pre-Stamp - Hand illustrated

Stock Code: P223005494

GB 1780 Cover - Government Penny Post.

Stock Code: P223002677

GB 1831 Pre-Stamp

Stock Code: P223002315

GB 1845 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021024

GB 1848 Pre-Stamp - London M-B

Stock Code: P212021026