Free Franks: Some markings used for the Parliamentary Franking System in the U.K. Smaller stamps came into use from 1807 and these, with differences in the size, shape and details of the crown and in the size of figures and letters, continued to be used until the system ended.

Images and text by Ron Shanahan. Eunice and Ron Shanahan have shared with readers of the Victorian Web this material from their website, Letters from the Past.

Last modified 24 May 2010