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 Post subject: Two penny post - help appreciated
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Can anyone identify this poorly struck unpaid name stamp for us please?
It is on a letter written from Hackney by a mother to her son Dr. Forster
who is with Col. Beaufoy at Bushey near Stanmore.

It has obviously gone through the Twopenny Post, but this office stamp is
only partly struck, and looks as if it begins Bos...
I have checked with Brumell's book and the County History - London, we have
looked for Bos... Hos... Ros... and can find nothing like it in their
listings

Unfortunately, as her son would know where she lived, she has only put
minimum information at the top of the letter,
"Sunday night 19th" but no actual address, which might help to pin it down,
but the second letter is written from Hackney, so this is possibly the same.

For reference similar, but much better struck, example is on our website
on this page,
http://www.earsathome/webgil/2punpdls.jpg

Any information gratefully received.
Ron and Eunice.


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 846
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:05 pm 
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http://www.earsathome.com/webgil/2penypst.html


Sorry we are still tyros on this board and the link did not work so to check the similar type please click on the url above.
Thanks
ears


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 847
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:10 pm 
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For some reason the word following our link is being included which invalidates the url. Can anyone advise how to stop this happening.

This is the link

http://www.earsathome.com/webgil/2penypst.html


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 848
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Dear Ron and Eunice

I believe the name on the Unpaid Twopenny Post stamp is Bishopsgate (BpsGateWn).

The links on the Board work now -- the problem you were experiencing prompted me to ask Ben to fix it! Which he has.


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 856
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:20 pm 
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Hello Mike,
Brilliant. Many thanks for that.
How did you know? The listings in the reference books don't show any abbreviations and this was such a poor strike I am amazed that you recognised it.
Really appreciate your help with that and also for getting Ben to fix the link problem.
Best regards
ears


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