Penny Pink Envelope from Bath

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A prepaid penny pink envelope with a Bath duplex cancellation dated 17 May 1879, addressed to Mr Bennett, Bruton, Somerset. The writing on the left hand side of the envelope (known as filing marks) were added by the receiver of the letter to aid identification in his filing system. The letter would have been kept in its envelope, which was a common way of storing and identifying letters at this time.