Samuel, Montagu & Co. were Merchant Bankers trading from:
60 Old Broad Street,
“bullion merchants, bankers & foreign money changers”
with an address at:
Samuel Montagu (1832-1911) set up the firm as a bullion broking partnership in London in 1853, as part of the expanding market there to cope with gold from the Australian gold rush and was an original member of the fixing when it began in 1919.
The company was sold to Midland Bank plc in January 1995 (they had had a part share in the firm since 1967) and now trades as part of the HSBC group under the name HSBC Republic Bank (UK) Limited from offices at 31 Hill Street, London. W1X 7FD.
1864. Unofficial underprint type 41 (over the gum) in black (letters 1 1/2 mm high).
PP129 3d rose (SG 92 or J28)
PP130a 4d vermilion (SG 94 or J55/56) Underprint inverted
PP132 6d violet (SG 105 or J75)
PP133 1s green (SG 101 or J103)
Unofficial underprint type 41 (over the gum) in black (letters 2 mm high).
PP134 2d blue (SG 45 or G2)
PP135 6d lilac (SG 97 or J73)
PP136 1s green (SG 101 or J103)