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The following are just a few of the interesting, unusual and scarce Yorkshire Postal Histoty items that have come to our attention.


1850. 'Traveller' type skeleton mark of 19 July 1850 with inverted 'C' and irregular type setting.

Doncaster Skeleton Mark.


1840 (30 July). Folded letter sheet from Leeds to Scarborough endorsed 'Pre Paid', with red oval 'Paid at Leeds' and red '2d' to show that postage had been paid. Unpaid letters would show the amount in black.

Leeds cover.


1850. A rare example of the Grosmont Undated Double Circle in Blue used to cancel a 1d red (plate 97 C-K), on letter sheet via Egton to Whitby dated 16 November 1850, with additional Grosmont Undated Double Circle on reverse.

Grosmont Undated Double Circle.


1871. Nice clear strike of the Rotherham Barred Numeral Duplex '655' on a vertical pair of 1d reds (plate 127 K-M; K-N).

Rotherham Duplex.


1843 (29 June). York to Stow on the Wold with a strip of four 2d Blue stamps cancelled by theYork Maltese cross.

York Maltese cross struck 
on strip of four 2d Blue stamps.


1938 (3 October). First Flight covers flown by North Eastern Airways. Routes Bradford to London (Croydon) and Doncaster to London (Croydon). Pre-paid one and half pence.

Air Mail cover, Bradford.

Air Mail cover, Doncaster.

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