Previous Lot Next Lot

Auction: 23027 - Stamps and Covers of Great Britain
Lot: 2046

Great Britain
Postal History
The Herbert Joyce Family Archive
1825 (27 September), Letter headed General Post Office from Sir Francis Freeling, secretary of the post office, to Freeling senior. Freeling writes a six page letter about a meeting he had with Mark Peacock, solicitor to the post office, concerning a bankrupt called Austin. He tells his father, "It was a long business, I have bored you with a long statement which after all may be scarcely intelligible." Later, Freeling writes, "You will be amused with the enclosed cover from India…"
Sir Francis Freeling (1764-1836), began his post office career as assistant to John Palmer, the pioneer of specially designed mail coaches. In the 1780's, and for much of the following half century, he was regarded as a reformer of the postal system. In 1797 he was appointed joint secretary of the post office working alongside the ageing and corrupt Anthony Todd, until the latter's death in 1798.

Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

£200 to £250

Starting price