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Posted 07/08/2013   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bujutsu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all

The postcard I have scanned shows an image of the post office of Tintagel.

I have heard in the past that this is one of Britain's oldest smaller post offices but cannot confirm it.

The card is also cancelled from there but has a feint postmark.

Chimo

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Posted 07/08/2013   12:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More information at this link:

http://www.tintagelweb.co.uk/OldPostOffice.htm
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Posted 07/08/2013   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting wt1

It looks like I hit pay dirt again

Chimo

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Posted 07/08/2013   2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Former Postmaster, "William Cobbledick Balkwill", which Dickens novel did they get that name from?! ;)
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Posted 07/08/2013   3:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have no idea stampgal.

I didn't read many of Dickens books

I'm a Conan Doyle fan

Chimo

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Posted 07/08/2013   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The postmark is unlikely to be TINTAGEL as it was a post office during the Victorian period only and was almost a ruin by the end of the 19th century. It has been restored as a museum.
For a possible contender for oldest.. try SANQUHAR which has been operating for three hundred years and is still going strong to this day.
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Posted 07/09/2013   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that scotzm

I got this postcard at a flea market some years ago locally right in town here.

Some of the cards had fantastic British "Squared Circle' cancels too. Some of them, if you didn't know any better, would look like proof types.

My next question is, if the cancel is not Tintagel, then is it possible it was cancelled at a PO in the same district? Wild guess I know

Chimo

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Edited by Bujutsu - 07/09/2013 2:26 pm
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Posted 07/09/2013   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Truro ? Bude ? Perhaps that online program that lets you isolate a postmark could work. Definitely "Cornwall" on the bottom of the postmark anyway.
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Posted 07/09/2013   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add new12collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This programme may help...

http://retroreveal.org/
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Posted 07/09/2013   4:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
TREKNOW, Cornwall??. As stated on the PC. Quite local to Tintagel.
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Edited by scotzm - 07/09/2013 4:36 pm
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Posted 07/09/2013   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for your help and suggestions.

Chimo

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Posted 07/11/2013   7:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tombraidergirl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bujutsu I tried to send a email to you about the Post Cards but it wouldnt allow me to for some reason .. had a few questions...... for ya....

thanks...
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Posted 07/12/2013   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tombraidergirl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks left you a Email....:)
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