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Posted 04/07/2011   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"I thought all good philatelists used Gibbons"

Thanks Rod, I'll take that as a compliment.
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Posted 04/07/2011   4:43 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BUS - Interesting! So were they actually used on mail? Who provided the service if the PO was on strike?
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Posted 04/07/2011   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nells, private courier services delivered the mail ...i have some from Canada also..i have shown them before but I will dig them out !
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Posted 04/07/2011   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nells,

During the Postal strike of 1971, many companies,Dealers,offices etc ran their own Postal Services. Many saw actual postal use, some didn't. A good number were issued only for collectors [Which is what the Postal services are doing today ].

The Pirate Post of Bellerby-Palmer saw actual postal use. The comapnies themselves organized delivery. In this case, Bellerby were the Printers but I have no information on the Palmer half.

Theory:
There was a long-established Coal Merchant in Exeter by the name of Palmer. He worked from the railways. So what if he saw a good way to earn a fast buck, met Mr Bellerby in the Railway Tavern on a cold January evening and there they cut a deal.
They ordered one of their trustworthy young workers to take the train [Which was probably free] first to Bristol and then to London.



Londonbus1....Well, it's possible isn't it?

PS. Phil's explanation is more likely !
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Edited by Londonbus1 - 04/07/2011 5:05 pm
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Posted 04/08/2011   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Possibly the skeleton of a Thesaurus.


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Posted 04/08/2011   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, Could you please come up with a couple of different words for that picture?
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Edited by jhlovell - 04/08/2011 10:57 am
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Posted 04/08/2011   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lux1228 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If I'm on the same page of the thesaurus as Jeff here, Rod, I would like to hear a few words for this as well...bahaha
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Posted 04/10/2011   4:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Time to raise this one from the dead...




Must be something in the water in Hungary
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Posted 04/13/2011   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a partial skeleton. I think it's a very good design. The stamp conveys a message in a stark way.

The German notation on the edges more or less says " Safety belts tie
Deaths hands "

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Posted 04/13/2011   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add miawanis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh wow, that stamp from Slovenia is weird - I love it

This Canadian one is a favorite:



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Posted 04/14/2011   6:17 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Creeeeepeeeeeeeee!
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Posted 04/14/2011   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I really really dig that United Nations (papaver somniferum) -Opium poppy pod with the skulls in them! Stunning!
The HUNTS REMEDY graphics are really intricate too! Love them!
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Posted 04/14/2011   7:17 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just came across another:


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Posted 04/15/2011   11:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bearwithfish to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
these are amazing! very beautiful....
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Posted 04/17/2011   7:37 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found this one on a postcard:


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