The Jubilee of Penny Postage
Guildhall Ordinary Postcard
19th May, 1890


As the special Jubilee postcards were sold out within a few hours on the opening night, many visitors brought their own cards to the exhibition on the remaining two days.

This card was one regularly used by the firm of Anthony Horden & Sons for the purpose of requesting a supplier to call upon them at their shop.

The cancel used here is of Type P-4, with the Numeral Code of "7" on 19th May, 1890.

As the 19th was a Monday and if the "7" denotes a time code as thought ... then it's rather short notice for the supplier to be at the shop by the requested time of 11 AM!




01 September, 2010