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    the newspaper obit (1853) for a man in my tree calls him a "Distributor of Stamps". I googled the phrase and apparently the poet William Wordsworth had held this position in Westmorland. Do you think it means nothing more than postmaster ? I assumed it meant paper stamps but perhaps we are talking about franking stamps

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    Revenue stamps, I think, not postage stamps.

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    I see, thank you.

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    Stamp Act 1854 https://legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/17-18/83/enacted
    see XXIV

    https://newspapers.library.wales/vie...46/3614352/39/
    End column "Death of William Wordsworth" - a case of "Don't give up the day job?"

    If you have access to BNA or FMP - check for "distributor of stamps" - a wealth of info.
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    thank you very much

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