TAUNTON (SOMERSET) EARLY USE '776' BARRED NUMERAL ON LETTER DATED MAY 28TH 1844. Fine letter with part printed content from Taunton to 'Mefs Howard and Kent, Shalford, Essex' dated May 28th 1844 with fine 1d (SG8) lettered PH with four close to very large margins, tied very fine strike '776' barred numeral of Taunton. On reverse TAUNTON date stamp MY 28 1844 and London date stamp MY 29 1844. Early use of this barred numeral during first month of use at Taunton. (Ref 128456).