Anyone here experienced with tiny Scottish town names in 1840?
Bought this very attractive and clean 4 margin 1d Black on entire letter, sent from Edinburgh June 18 (noted thus inside) also with crisp JUNE 18 - 1840 cds on reverse. (The month after issue.) Seller stated it was Plate 4 – have no idea on that.
Anyway. Googled both HALFLAKELL and INCHIE BRIDGE and oddly, got zero matches on either. Or any kind of match as to location. Not even a pub or library or cemetary etc. It is as if neither ever existed!
Even tried INSLIE BRIDGE and also drew a blank.
Will add zero to the selling price, whatever it reads, but intrigued me as to why no matches.
I ASSUME they are Scottish locations – maybe I am reading them wrong? However, both seem to be more legibly written than in most hands of that time.
Any of our sleuths have any input on this one?