To Pay, or not To Pay ? —
Penny Posts, local posts, poverty,(Mrs Belcher's plea for help), agricultural labourers etc.
check this to find out who could send their letters 'free' — and the postmarks by which they can be identified.
Although this is basically for Victorian times, much of it is also applicable for the previous decades.
Further information on prices other than postage.
|how much? |
The postage rates from 1805-1839, with images of letters showing the amounts charged.
explanations as to who paid and why, with examples.
Many of the letters in our collection are unpaid. Those that have been pre-paid usually have a note to that effect on the front address panel, by the writer of the letter.
This letter of 1717 is such an example