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 Post subject: Fancy 3 in Bishop Mark, Jedburg to Edinburgh
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Hi all,

The attached image is of a Scottish Bishop Mark on an entire letter Bridgend
to Edinburgh dated 12 Septmbr 1799.
We cannot find this particular 3 illustrated in any of our reference books.
Does anyone know if this is unusual or is it normal for those marks in that period.
For anyone interested, this letter, along with about 130 other old letters is illustrated and transcribed on our website at
http://www.earsathome.com/letters/Previ ... ersov.html

The letters are listed in date order.
Regards
Eunice and Ron.


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 2064
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Dear Eunice and Ron,

in "The Postage Markings of Scotland to 1840" by Bruce Auckland you can find an illustration of a fancy 3 in a Bishop Mark which should resemble your illustration. Please see the attached scans.

Best wishes

Theo


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 Post subject: Transfer from previous board: original post 2065
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Dear Theo,
Many thanks for that.
We do not have the book you mention so appreciate your scans.

We bought a copy of 'Three Centuries of Scottish Posts' by Haldane and thought it would answer a lot of our queries on Scottish mails but did not find it a lot of help unfortunately.

It is good to have this GBPS board as a resource for this kind of thing.

Regards

Eunice and Ron.


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