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Geoff CHILDS12/02/2018 16:23:16
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Came across the below amongst a box of covers I purchased.

Attempted a quick bit of research but have been unable to find any information about them.

Can anyone assist?

Many thanks

Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Alex12/02/2018 20:48:42
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Hi

These are all cut outs from British postal stationery. These were envelopes & postcards with a 'stamp' impressed, sometimes embossed, on them prepaying postage. Some had the print date on them, as your two green 'stamps' top left and middle show: the 70 & 71 denote 1870/1. The middle left was cut out of a stationery letter and used on an ordinary letter as postage, this was perfectly legal and can cause confusion with novices who think that they have found a imperf variety. There are a couple of other examples in your photo.

They are collected but most collectors will prefer the entire cover.

Geoff CHILDS13/02/2018 08:18:21
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Alex,

Thank you very much for your reply and explanation.

I think I will just tuck them away in a stock book and show and explain to the grand children.

Thank you again

Geoff

 

Edited By Geoff CHILDS on 13/02/2018 08:18:53

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