Can anyone help with a postmark query?
This cover bears the double ring Southampton H.M. Ships dated 1st July 1938 cancellations.
This is a bit difficult to see because of the colour of the Coronation stamps.
We have the third edition of "Collect British Postmarks – Dr JT Whitney" and the latest
Stanley Gibbons "Collect British Postmarks" 9th Edition.
Despite combing through these catalogues under the 'Maritime Marks', 'Military Marks'
and even Double Circle Circular Handstamps we cannot locate it. There is a Received from H.M. Ships, but not with the town name in it. The two similar ones with London or Edinburgh in it are dated 1939, none for 1938.
A Google search did not help and even checking all the images we could not locate an example.
Any help with a source of information on this mark would be very much appreciated.
Regards to all
Ron and Eunice.