Sir Rowland Hill, credited as the primary force behind the creation of the postage stamp, that was the name Monty left at the hotel. My husbands as a sense of humor, and history.
What we were selling, no one knew, including us. All we had said was that we had something of value, connected to the family of a certain deceased Chinese Diplomat. Since anything we sold was connected, because of family, we could sell a toothpick and it be the truth, or a postage stamp.
We weren’t interested in the sale, as much as the buyer. Whoever contacted us, apparently also had a sense of humor. When asked for a name, the person had left the name of Thomas Neale.
The first person, back when we were under British rule, appointed as a Postmaster in 1691. The first part of the message was simple, an offer for a million three hundred thousand, but the second part was strange.
“Tell your Dad I want my Penny Black!” Monty immediately called Sven. I thought this was weird, but it was going to get even stranger next week!