1842 MAIL BRISTOL TO POOLE, DORSET WITH 'STOKES-CROFT' UDC (BS274) AND BRISTOL MALTESE CROSS. Fine letter Cheltenham Road, Bristol to 'Mr. W Aldridge, Solicitor, Poole, Dorset' dated Dec 21st 1842, with 1d (SG8) lettered RE, touched at upper right, cancelled fine strike Bristol Maltese cross. Alongside POOLE date stamp DE 23 1842, on reverse very fine strike (over flap) 'STOKES-CROFT' udc in black (BS274) and BRISTOL date stamp DE 21 1842. Udc used one year earlier than County catalogue records (1843- 1849). (Ref 66499).