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I have been invited to discuss the archiving of her family documents.  I'm sure they will be fascinating.

Another extraordinarily clever artefact and stamp, from the department of extraordinarily clever artefacts and stamps.  (We know who you are - no use being coy!) 
With a memory full of ships, and seas, and perilous headlands, and the shining Pharos, he must apply his long sighted eyes to the petty niceties of drawing. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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Originally posted by Joolz Joolz wrote:

Well done, Daniel. That's brilliant research.

Based on it, I'd guess that "H. L. & S." is "hook, line and sinker".


Thank you on both counts Big smile

The date of the hoax varies from one source to another but I dismissed the date given in Wikipedia in favour of a much more detailed account from The Museum of Hoaxes:

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/archive/permalink/the_berners_street_hoax/

At the bottom of this excellent article is a link to a contemporary account, The Annual Register for the Year 1810 (published in 1812) which gives, one assumes, the correct date.

I doubt that even if the entire forum descended on The Sanderson Hotel we could replicate the chaos of the original event!

Hook sounds like a very interesting man but he clearly had too much time on his hands. He went on to found the John Bull newspaper and the biography 'The Man Who Was John Bull ' is currently still in print.
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Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:

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I doubt that even if the entire forum descended on The Sanderson Hotel we could replicate the chaos of the original event!



But it would be one helluva tea party!
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Originally posted by Hilary Hilary wrote:


Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:


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I doubt that even if the entire forum descended on The Sanderson Hotel we could replicate the chaos of the original event!



But it would be one helluva tea party!


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Originally posted by watermane watermane wrote:

Sounds like Steve's work to me Wink


Originally posted by Hilary Hilary wrote:


Another extraordinarily clever artefact and stamp, from the department of extraordinarily clever artefacts and stamps. (We know who you are - no use being coy!)



I know fingers are pointing at me, I can only draw your attention to negative evidence. I have not been to neither Warrington nor Bristol/Bath area for many months.And would I need to post one to myself?
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Originally posted by Keegan Keegan wrote:

 
However I'll have to disuade her from her original plan as I would much prefer to take her up the Orkneys.
 
 
 
Besides Mrs Sanderson objecting to this, this is a family forum. Wink
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Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

Originally posted by watermane watermane wrote:

Sounds like Steve's work to me Wink


Originally posted by Hilary Hilary wrote:


Another extraordinarily clever artefact and stamp, from the department of extraordinarily clever artefacts and stamps. (We know who you are - no use being coy!)



I know fingers are pointing at me, I can only draw your attention to negative evidence. I have not been to neither Warrington nor Bristol/Bath area for many months.And would I need to post one to myself?


Double negatives and yes you would post one to yourself Wink
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Colin's being very quiet... 
As it turns out most, (make that all), of my theories were wrong... But we had to start somewhere!
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Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:



Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:



I know fingers are pointing at me, I can only draw your attention to negative evidence. I have not been to neither Warrington nor Bristol/Bath area for many months.And would I need to post one to myself?


Double negatives and yes you would post one to yourself Wink



Actually its a triple negative.

And I wouldn't go to Somerset to post to myself. There's an envelope on my desk from another stamp producer postmarked Bath.
And who has done initialed stamps before?

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