Free Franks: Some markings used for the Parliamentary Franking System in the U.K. Left: In 1791 three ring date stamps with initials were brought into use. This piece is dated AP 4 96 and has the initial 'C'. Right: This shows the detail of the stamp.

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