1840 DORSET/'BLANDFORD PENNY POST' HAND STAMP (DT56). Fine letter Sturminster Newton to 'Mr Thos. Wills Solr. Shaftesbury' dated 23 Oct 1840 and post paid '1'. On front good strike boxed 'No.1' receiving house hand stamp in black of Sturminster Newton, on reverse good strike 'BLANDFORD/23 OC 1840/PY POST' hand stamp in red (DT56). (Ref 119719).