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Bishop of Durham to London 1786

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1993-18-10

15 May 1786 letter from the Bishop of Durham to London bearing a “FREE” frank in red, a BATH/110 mileage mark and a Bishop Mark 16/MA on arrival the next day.  To achieve this time, the letter must have been carried by the mail coach service inaugurated in 1784.  Two sizes of type are shown here for the BATH/110 mark.