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Help Sought On Southampton H.m. Ships Postmark

 
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Posted 04/05/2020   07:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Penguins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all,

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.


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Posted 04/05/2020   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Ron and Eunice,

Here's a link to a page on the TPO and Seapost Society website which mentions that there were 43 different HM SHIPS handstamps by 1943:

http://www.tpo-seapost.org.uk/tpo2/...imemail.html

This shows as an example a cover with the postmark, "PORTSMOUTH.HANTS / H.M. SHIPS".
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Posted 04/05/2020   7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penguins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nigelc

Many thanks indeed for that link.
Just the information we were looking for and much appreciated.

Regards

Ron and Eunice
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Posted 04/05/2020   8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not listed on the Postmark Database...nice find!

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