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Lot Number and Title

411. ANGEL INN, DONCASTER 7” x 4”.

Description

Ms invoice with very finely engraved heading of angel in ornate frame printed for Thomas Foster – as well as the Royal Mail the “Paul Jones” also ran from here but by 1810 virtually all the traffic had moved across the road to the New Angel c 1795 ***

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412. RAM INN, DONCASTER 6” x 4”.

Description

Printed invoice with ms insertions and very fine ram engraving at head printed for M. Sparling – the inn hosted the “Express” to Carlisle, Lincoln and Leeds, the “Royal Forester” to Nottingham and Derby, the “Commander-in-Chief” to Sheffield and the “John Bull” to Thorne c. 1790 ***

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413. REIN DEER HOTEL, DONCASTER 2” x 4”.

Description

Trade card with fine engraving of reindeer by Coley & Co of Birmingham printed for Robert Clarke late of Lovegrove’s of the Brunswick Hotel, Blackwall, who had taken over from Bailes – the “Express” to Carlisle and Leeds, the “Commander-in-Chief” to Sheffield and the “John Bull” to Thorne called here. c 1830 ***

Price = £80

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414. GREYHOUND INN, DONCASTER 2” x 4”.

Description

Trade card with greyhound vignette printed for E. Thorp and offering ‘Havannah Cigars’ and a ‘Booth on the Race Ground No. 41’. c 1840 ***

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415. NEW INN, EASINGWOLD (1809) 6” x 4”.

Description

Printed invoice with elaborate engraved heading from this Post & Excise Office printed for William Carver ‘NB From the Unicorn, Market Place’ – the Royal Mails, the “Highflyer” and the “Royal Times” coaches stopped here. The reverse bears an ms invoice signed by the landlord, originally a butler, who died on the premises in 1820. ***


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417. SWAN INN, FERRY-BRIDGE 6” x 4”.

Description

Ms invoice with finely engraved heading of swan under striking bridge printed for S. Twaites – the Royal Mail between here and Sherburn was horsed at this inn as was the “Wellington” between Tadcaster and Robin Hood’s Well. c 1823 ***

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418. GEORGE INN, GRETA BRIDGE 6” x 4”.

Description

Printed invoice with ms insertions headed with engraving of St. George and the dragon with grapes, unusually in green, for Thompson. The inn was famous as the place where the “Express” coach from the Saracen’s Head to Carlisle dropped off Mr Wackford Squeers, Nicholas Nickleby and the boys and was also the location of the village post office. c 1800 ***

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419. GEORGE INN, GRETA BRIDGE (1828) 5” x 4”.

Description

Trade card printed with decorative border in blue printer’s type by Bowman of Richmond for G. Martin thanking patrons for their custom during his twelve years at the Morritt Arms and now soliciting custom for his new inn. The card advises that ‘The Glasgow Royal Mail leaves the above Inn for the South at Half past One o’clock in the Morning; and for the North at Half-past Eleven o’clock at Night’. On the reverse is printed ‘The Traveller’s Posting Guide from London to Carlisle’ listing the towns, inns, innkeepers and mileage. It is unusual for a trade card to be this explicit about Royal Mail Coach timetables. *** (tiny nick in top margin)

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420. CROSS PIPES INN, HALIFAX 6” x 4”.

Description

Printed invoice with ms insertions and finely engraved heading with grapes and ornamental frame printed for Wright c 1800 *** (paper adhering to reverse)

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