At their May 9-10 sale, Stroud Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire will include over 200 lots of weights and scales from a single collection.

Assembled by Gordon Meek, it includes county weights for Gloucester, Stafford and East Riding in addition to postage scales and an early English stamp collection.

Pictured here is a 16in (41cm) three-tier ladder scale made of brass by Degrave & Co marked GPO and estimated at £1000-1500.

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