1840 DORSET/'BLANDFORD PENNY POST' HAND STAMP (DT56). Fine letter Sturminster to 'Mefsrs Wills and Burridge Solrs. Shaftesbury' dated 23rd Jan 1840 with post paid 'P1'. On front fine strike boxed 'No.1' receiving house hand stamp of Sturminster Newton, on reverse fine strike 'BLANDFORD/24 JA 1840/PY POST' hand stamp in black (DT56). (Ref 119686).