Monthly Archives: December 2017

And how affordable was the penny post?

The answer is, of course, it depends. Clearly it was very affordable for the middle classes but possibly less so for the poorer elements of society. Most writers suggest that it was the equivalent of something between fifty cents and … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s bun

We’ve recently been watching first series Victoria on the ABC, which has finally shown it eighteen months after its first release in the UK. In one of the early episodes Victoria has her hair done in an elaborate style with … Continue reading

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The penny post

(not actually the penny post – it’s from Victoria where the post cost 2d in the 1890’s …) I’ve written about the significance of the penny post before, but one thing that comes through from both accounts of the Madeleine … Continue reading

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The pharma typewriter continued

I continued to be intrigued by the pharma tyewriter and ended up doing some searching on Google and eBay (a useful source of comparison information) which let me know that examples such as this were pretty rare. I ended up … Continue reading

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