Sunday, 15 May 2011
I was just thinking this morning that, not only is a hand written letter more personal and polite but, in these days when everyone seems to feel completely free to ignore inconvenient e-mails, a real letter is almost guaranteed to receive a reply.
Today's first picture is a letter pre-paid with a 'PENNY BLACK' stamp, addressed to Rowland Hill, who introduced the notion of pre-paid post to England in 1840. Brazil was the very next nation to follow suit with national stamps (the Olho-de-boi 'Bull's eye', resembling that animal's eye), in 1843:
Posted by NJS at 12:21