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Posted 06/08/2022   12:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
2020
World's oldest Post Office on the market in Scotland

An opportunity to own a bit of history has opened up in Dumfries and Galloway.

The world's oldest Post Office in Sanquhar is seeking a new owner as existing operators Manzoor and Nazra Alam prepare to retire at the end of May.


First opened in 1712, the Sanquhar Post Office attracts tourists and marks letters with a special handstamp that reads: "The World's Oldest Post Office."

Nazra Alam commented: "It's heart-breaking that we are selling this Post Office which has many special memories for my husband and I.

"We have loved our time in Sanquhar and have made many friends in this vibrant community.

"We've served many of our local customers every day for the past five years as well as meeting people from all over the world who have come to take pictures outside and with us at this historic brand."

The Post Office is on the market for 275,000 and includes a three-bed cottage.

Author : Scottishgrocer dot com
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INTERMISSION

Charge you coffee cups ladies and gentlemen.
and enjoy.
You may not have enjoyed this gentleman, then, maybe you have...........

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ANTIGUA STREET Edinburgh
Bib: L'Estrange Ewen

Apparently comes either BOXED or Double Lined above and below.

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160 years later, we finally have women playing football, and riding the Tour de France.
It's been a long time coming.

"Promotion of Social Science"
Edinburgh, Scotland
October 1863

The admission of women to academical degrees was a subject dealt with in a paper read by Mr W. A. Brown , in which he contended that to confer degrees on women , with a view to the exercise of many of the professions in which men are engaged, would be to destroy a difference between the sexes which had been hitherto recognised as a law of nature.

In the remarks which followed , it was shewn by Mr Hastings and other speakers that in former years women had not only been permitted to take degrees in Italy, but had acted as professors ; that the census returns proved that women were practically engaged earning their bread in the same way as men, and contended that the granting of degrees would be a great boon for them in seeking situations for which they were qualitied , and that it was an injustice to debar them from occupying such positions as their Creator had endowed them with faculties to fill.
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Today I will share a cover from my collection, scanned below, that is on Rod's list in the OP as #102 Denny, for the topic...

Linus


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Thanks Rod. First time seeing this one.

Love seeing things I didn't know I didn't know.
pat

("There are known knowns"
That is, there are things you know you know.

"There are known unknowns"
There are things you know you don't know.

"There are unknown unknowns"
Then there are things you don't know you don't know.)
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I know this, that is a cracking cover Linus
Thanks for posting.

I like your multifarious items you seem to collect

The year 1883
Krakatoa is a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It has erupted repeatedly, massively and with disastrous consequences throughout recorded history. The best known eruption culminated in a series of massive explosions on August 26-27, 1883.

The 1883 eruption ejected more than 25 cubic kilometres of rock, ash, and pumice, and generated the loudest sound ever historically reported the cataclysmic explosion was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Australia (approx. 1930 miles or 3100 km), and the island of Rodrigues near Mauritius (approx. 3000 miles or 4800 km). Atmospheric shock waves reverberated around the world seven times and were detectable for five days. Near Krakatoa, according to official records, 165 villages and towns were destroyed and 132 seriously damaged, at least 36,417 (official toll) people died, and many thousands were injured by the eruption, mostly in the tsunamis which followed the explosion....
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Rod -

Thank you for the kind words, and you sir, are an encyclopedia of knowledge, of which SCF would not be the same without you!


Quote:
multifarious items


Ha! That describes my collection perfectly. I will have to dig out something else, stay tuned, the eyes are shot for tonight.

Linus

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Linus,
May I have permission to pass on the DENNY postmark to the database please?
The duplex is not listed.
Earliest from Denny is single ring 1902

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Yes, you have my permission.

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Scotland
Growth of the Postal System.

After 1840 the postal system developed outwards fairly rapidly from the largere centres of population, until 1860 there were at least 112 Post Towns (Head Offices) in Scotland, with 1163 Sub Offices or receiving Houses.

The sub-postmaster appears to have been paid a mere nominal salary for his services, two thirds of the sub-posmasters (763 to be exact) received salaries of 5 per annum and under.

Bib: Scots Local Cancellations 1854-1860
John Anderson
1929




http://www.kinnethmont.co.uk/local-...-office.html

1930
John ROBERTSON Kennethmont PO
http://www.alfordimages.com/picture/number788.asp
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Stories on postage stamps.
The Madeleine Smith Glasgow Postmark

Illegibility of Glasgow postmark saves Madeleine Smith from the gallows

https://www.scotiana.com/illegibili...the-gallows/
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Rod - the article mentions the Guinness Book of Stamps. Does anyone know if this book is any good and, if so, where one might get a copy? Thanks.
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the Guinness Book of Stamps. Does anyone know if this book is any good


Hi OofD,
Yes I have that book, albeit 1982 Edition
Any Good?
Depends on the reader I guess, I often reference it, it lacks a good or useful
Index, is my main beef.

I'll pop a few scans shortly.

If memory serves, I picked mine up in a booksale for under $10
who can complain about that?

ISBN 0-85112-2418
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