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Posted 10/08/2013   4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bujutsu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know that this topic has been discussed in here before, but, I could not find it. So, I am showing a GB Foreign Section marking on a paper wrapper sent to Montreal, Canada.

The cancel designates "Foreign Section" and the "M" which is supposed to be a code for the amount attracted by that particular piece of printed matter. Does anyone know exactly what this means and how would this wrapper's amount would be classified??

Thanks a lot

Chimo

Bujutsu



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Edited by Bujutsu - 10/09/2013 8:04 pm

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Posted 01/11/2014   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mozzerb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bujutsu -- the M would simply be a code identifying that particular handstamp, one of a series of similar ones with different letters (thus identifying the clerk using it, presumably). I'm not aware of any classification scheme for amounts of postage at this era, other than the basic postage fees by weight -- that sounds like somebody taking a wild guess, unless they have documentation. This was 1d postage and so weighed between 4 and 6 ounces (see http://www.gbps.org.uk/rates/overse...2-1990.php).
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Edited by mozzerb - 01/11/2014 4:39 pm
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Posted 01/12/2014   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that information mozzerb. Your posting and the site you included clears up the matter ok.

Chimo

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Posted 01/12/2014   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that link. I'm pasting the link again because the system automatically pulls in the ) and the . at the end, causing the link not to complete.

http://www.gbps.org.uk/rates/overse...2-1990.php

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