A Frank from 1839

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.

Related Material

  • The Franking system
  • Early-nineteenth-century Postal Rates
  • Image 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.