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Posted 04/08/2011   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mhc99 or skilo54 or cjd or someone, would you please let us all know when that British Postmarks book comes out, so we could possibly purchase. Thanks - jeff
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Posted 04/08/2011   08:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think you'll be seeing some dancing bananas around here...it won't be a secret.
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Posted 04/08/2011   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"LX" was said to be Liverpool Exchange in reference to another example...

I think the "GW" Rod references is a TPO mark...Rod, do you have an example? Is the triangle "upside down" (in relation to the examples in this post)?
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Posted 04/08/2011   09:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mike,
Curt Fernau's book does not cover the triangle's
we are dealing with here.

Cjd :
The triangles with the apex downwards, were used on
mail mis-sorted to TPO's on trains, or to railway Offices,
from the early 1870's they bore the initials of the
railway Postal Divisions
GW = great western etc

I am assuming these have nothing to do with
the triangles on printed matter.


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Posted 04/08/2011   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skilo54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well here is the latest from Stanley Gibbons, as of yesterday:

"Hi. Our Publications team have been very busy working on the latest edition of Great Britain Concise (out in a couple of weeks), a new China catalogue, a new edition of Canada (due in the summer) and an upadated Great Britain Specialised Volume (Queen Victoria) catalogue as well as a variety of other titles, of which Collect British Postmarks is one. We work on several titles at once and this is one currently in the schedule."

I suggested that they put off the Canada and the latest QV to push CBPM to the top of the pile, but I doubt that will be happening anytime soon!

I will sound a bell when it hits the streets! You can also follow Stanley Gibbons on Twitter = @stanleygibbons

Have a Good One,

Skilo54

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Posted 04/08/2011   1:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, I wondered if Fernau's book on triangles applied to my scans. I noticed that two of the London triangles had P.B.H. or W.C. in them which is somewhat similar to the format of characters in mine(minus the periods).

I am eager to get a copy of Collect British Postmarks and will advise when I acquire one.
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Posted 04/08/2011   5:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lux1228 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a postmark I didn't find on that list from the link provided by mhc99,.if you don't mind me adding a piece of curiosity as well. I will add it to this "to be intentified..." list I think the last letter may have been a "W"


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Posted 04/08/2011   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Added to list:

apex upwards A over 871
'A" indicates machine used (slogan)
871 = Weston Super Mare
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Mount Pleasant [39] (London District Office)





At the beginning of 1945 Mount Pleasant was the premises of the Inland Letter Sorting Office, the London Returned Letter Branch and the Headquarters of the Post Office (London) Railway. The site also held administration offices, the North Postal Engineering Section, the Central London Mail Van Garage, and the Supplies Department.

The inland letter section alone had a staff of over 3,000, who handled more than 17 million items per week. A significant part of the work was now dealing with bulk correspondence from large publishers, business firms and advertising agents: 1940s 'junk mail'.

The 1943 air raids meant that the Parcel Section had been moved to the nearby Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington whilst reconstruction took place. But rebuilding the Parcel Section was just the first step in a comprehensive renovation at the Mount, which was itself part of broader modernising changes in British industry in the post-war era.



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Posted 04/08/2011   6:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another triangular postmark that I would like help identifying:


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Posted 04/20/2011   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skilo54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi mhc99,

If I had to take a guess at the 'HU' I'd have to say it is for Hull. It turns out I also have a copy of that stamp with 'HU' in a Triangle, although mine has been affected by "Aquawais".

Here it is along with some other ones I have grouped together because of the unique or interesting postmarks:





Have a Good One,

Skilo54
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Posted 04/20/2011   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You got censored for saying "Hot Water" in latin? Cool cancels!
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Posted 04/20/2011   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skilo54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ooops!

That didn't show up in the preview?

I will have to say that is pretty funny really, because you know we all say what the auto-censor thingy thought I was trying to say when a fugitive ink/chalk-surfaced stamp hits the water!

I'm glad you think they are cool smaugie, I like how bold some of the postmarks are! They really do their job quite well!

Have a Good One,
Skilo

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Posted 04/20/2011   11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
skilo54, thanks for your insight on "HU". I agree that you have some very interesting cancels. I hope to get answers on the other cancels I posted in this thread when I get my older revision of Collect British Postmarks in the next week or so.
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Posted 04/21/2011   04:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Happy Birthday Skilo54 !

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