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New Book: 'British Free Franking System' Galland £35

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The Stuart Rossiter Trust announces a new book.

British Free Franking System


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Hardbound 410 pages £35 (post free in UK) order from www.rossitertrust.com/

It is more than 30 years since the second edition of Lovegrove’s Herewith my Frank … and 15 years since the second edition of The British County Catalogue of Postal History (London) were published. In recent years there have been several new discoveries. An updated account of handstamps which showed that a letter was accepted for free franking is therefore timely.

How letters were accepted for free postage, privileged mail recognised and dealt with by Inspectors are detailed in this book. Also, why some mail passed free while other mail did not. After a general background of the franking system the ways in which senders indicated that a letter should go free are then described.

A new classification of handstamps associated with the franking system, based on the purpose of the stamp and office where it was applied, has been devised. Several handstamps not previously recorded in standard texts or journal articles are included.

This volume complements Great Britain: Failed Free Handstamps of the Franking System by the same author published by the Rossiter Trust in 2014 available at £15.

A free second supplement to that book can be found on the Rossiter Trust website. www.rossitertrust.com/
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Any chance of a table of contents so we can see what is covered? I am interested in the Free Franking afforded to the government offices of Australia and states.
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Those offices that were located in England.
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the key word is BRITISH,
it covers franking at London, Edinburgh and Dublin.

Australia is not mentioned in the Contents nor the Index
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The Australian government representatives at Australia House in London had free franking privileges. Not used often or in a pattern I can discern.
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AS far as I can see, this book starts with 'Official mail before 1652' and ends chronologically c1839
and as mentioned Australia is NOT in the contents list nor the index, so I don't think its what you are looking for :(
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Re: New Book: 'British Free Franking System' Galland £35

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I have both Lovegrove’s and Wilcocks & Jay’s books, is there anything in Galland’s book that isn’t covered in those books :?:
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Anything new ?
about 30 + years research, and new discoveries. Even an Addendum of things the author found after type-setting of the draft.

I've manged to extract the Contents

Acknowledgements and Publisher’s Notes iii

Preface ix

Chapter 1. Introduction 1

Chapter 2. Supervision and Abuse of the System 24

Chapter 3. Dissemination of Information 42

Chapter 4. The end of the Franking System 50

Chapter 5. Indication of Free Letter by Sender 58

Chapter 6. Departmental Mail 66

Chapter 7. Parliamentary Mail 86

Chapter 8. Newspapers & Addressee Recognition 98

Chapter 9. Free Handstamps 108

Section 1: The First Handstamps and their Predecessors 108

Section 2: Free in a Circle 120

Section 3: Free with Inspector’s Initial 134

Section 4: Ringed Datestamps 150

Section 5: Experimental Datestamps of 1799 163

Section 6: Apple Datestamps 167

Section 7: Mermaid, Mermaid-removed and Crown-Shield Datestamps 178

Section 8: Crown-Circle Datestamps 192

Section 9: Ink Colour and Composition 232

Section 10: Check List of Free handstamps 238

Chapter 10. O Code and Other Forgeries (John Colton) 249

Section 1: The O Code and Associated Handstamps 251

Section 2: Anomalies of ‘Usage’ 264

Section 3: Other Forgeries 266

Chapter 11. Local Charges 274

Section 1: The London Twopenny Post 274

Section 2: The Penny Post 280

Section 3: Check List of Local Charge Handstamps 297

Chapter 12. To be Delivered Free 301

Section 1: Background 301

Section 2: Handstamps 305

Section 3: Check List of To Be Delivered Free Handstamps 314

Chapter 13. Sunday and Transfer Handstamps 316

Section 1: Background 316

Section 2: Sunday Handstamps 317

Section 3: Transfer Handstamps 325

Section 4: Check List of Sunday and Transfer Handstamps 328

Chapter 14. Ship and Packet Letters 330

Section 1: Background 330

Section 2: Handstamps 333

Section 3: Check List of Ship and Packet Letter Free Handstamps 341

Appendix 1. Postage Act 1 Vict. Cap. 35, 1837 343

Appendix 2. Duration of Parliaments 350

Appendix 3. Special Franking Acts 357

Appendix 4. Treasury Minutes 359

Appendix 5. Details of Apple Datestamps 366

Appendix 6. London Crown-Circle Datestamps 371

Addendum 394

Bibliography 396

Index 397


nb sections are indented within chapters
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