Machine postmarks with slogans
This is an area of specialised collecting, and there is a handbook, which we do not possess, giving details of when the slogans were in use, how many dies were used for each of them (when known). We have very few of these, but thought they should be included. The first two examples are local posts within Exeter.
This example is on an envelope with the 1d value of the 1940 commemorative issue for the centenary of the adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black. The date stamp is EXETER, DEVON 6.30 pm 8 JLY 1940. This one was in use in both 1940 and 1941, and there were 50 known dies for the one in use in 1940.The slogan is in three lines,
The date stamp is also Exeter, but this time with no time slug just the date 23 DEC 1940. This has the 1d red basic definitive value stamp. There were 50 known dies of this one as well in 1940, and it was also used in 1941. The slogan is in two lines
The next one is different, is does not have a slogan in words but is the machine cancellation used to celebrate the end of the Second World War - this one is for the end of the war in Europe. The date stamp shows SANDOWN ISLE OF WIGHT 4.45 pm 15 May 1945.
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