Alfred Smith 11/2d

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A stamped to order envelope with a 1½d undated embossed stamp (impressed from 1894) prepared for Alfred Smith & Co of Bath who had premises opposite the Roman Baths in Bath, as shown in the vignette on the left hand side of this envelope.  It has been cancelled with the Bath double circle cancellation dated 8 July 1895 and has been uprated to 2½d by the addition of a Victorian penny lilac.  The 2½d postage rate paid for a letter up ½ ounce to any country outside the UK.