Saturday, 29 April 2017

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom was the first country that issued postage stamps, back in 1840. Being the first, they do not have to put their country name on the stamps like the rest of the world. All stamps have either the portrait or the monogram of the ruling monarch.

The stamp I put on the envelope, international tariff, is part of a series of definitives that started on 5 June 1967. After being cancelled at the Trafalgar Square Post Offce the envelope was put through the normal channels and thus received a second cancellation from the machine in the Mount Pleasant mail centre.

Date sent: 14 April 2017
Date postmark: 21 April 2017
Date received: 25 April 2017
Number of days: 11
Envelope in collection: 13

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