Sunday, January 27, 2013

Brook, Freeman & Batley

Brook, Freeman & Batley was a law firm at 47 New Street, Huddersfield from at least 1872. In 1980 the company merged with Eaton Smith & Downey and  a merger with another law firm called Marshall Mills & Sykes took place in 1997. The company now trades as Eaton Smith, a multi-disciplinary law firm in Huddersfield.

Brooks used a rubber handstamp in purple ink with the company initials as a security endorsement for its stamps. I have come across this overprint several times, always on the George V 2d orange.

by Mark Matlach

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