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 Post subject: Abergavenny to Ludlow 1798. Rate query.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:51 am 
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We have a letter dated April 1798 written from Abergavenny to Ludlow in Shropshire.
The postal charge is 7, which at that time covered a single letter between 100 and 150 miles.

We bought this as part of an auction lot and the previous owner has annotated it like this

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Abergavenny to Ludlow by direct road is 45 miles. Abergavenny to Oxford transit office and re-sorted to Ludlow is approx. 150 miles hence the script 7 pence postal fee

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This is a new one for us, it seems unlikely on the map to go so far out of the way, and we have seen no other reference to a sorting office to re-direct mail at Oxford.
Does anyone have any information to help us to sort out this conundrum please?


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