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Geoff

That is a beautiful Benham silk cachet of the Princess of Wales for her 21st birthday.

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I have been contacted by a collector posing the below question.This cover is outside my area of expertise so on behalf of both myself and the person who has contacted me can someone provide some information.<br />Have a cover with Glasgow stamp for 8.2.1821 entire from London to<br />'North Brittain'with a halfpenny boxed charge, with GP in script<br />then address scribbled through with the very legible large capital<br />letters &quot;&quot;R L &quot;&quot; If you could throw any light on this cover would be grateful
I have been contacted by a collector posing the below question.This cover is outside my area of expertise so on behalf of both myself and the person who has contacted me can someone provide some information.
Have a cover with Glasgow stamp for 8.2.1821 entire from London to
'North Brittain'with a halfpenny boxed charge, with GP in script
then address scribbled through with the very legible large capital
letters ""R L "" If you could throw any light on this cover would be grateful

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Hi Geoff,

I probably can't add anything you don't know but it appears to have been sent to:

Wheatfield,
near Ayr

There is still a Wheatfield House in Wheatfield St, Ayr, dating from around 1795.

The boxed ½ is the mark for the additional halfpenny tax due for carriage on a four-wheeled coach in Scotland.

I guess the RL mark indicates a Returned Letter.

I've seen an entire with a struck GP mark from the 1830s but I don't know what it indicates.
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Nigel,
Many thanks for your response and I'll pass it on all helps to build a picture and improve one's knowledge.
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Something for today from " My English, GB & UK Horse Racing Cover Collection."

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All the Queen's Horses at Kings Lynn, Norfolk:

GB FDC 1997 - Queens Horses - Kings Lynn 1B.jpg
Royal Mail All The Queen's Horses stamps fdc postmarked at London SW1 - 8th July 1997.
GB FDC 1997 - Queens Horses - Kings Lynn 2B.jpg
ERII The Royal Studs, Kings Lynn, Norfolk in red - 8th July 1997

The horses on the stamps are:

St. Patrick (Royal Mews) 20p stamp, Thompson (Household Cavalry) 26p stamp, Janus (Household Cavalry) 43p stamp & River Star (Royal Mews) 63p stamp.
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But wait there is more for today:

All the Queen's Horses at Leamington Spa & Stoneleigh Kenilworth, Warwickshire:
GB FDC 1997 - All The Queens Horses - Leamington Spa 1B.jpg
Royal Mail All The Queen's Horses stamps fdc issued 8th July 1997.
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British Horse Trials Association, Leamington Spa in red - 8th July 1997.
GB FDC 1997 - All The Queens Horses - Leamington Spa 3B.jpg
Royal Mail All The Queen's Horses stamps fdc cancelled with 50th Anniversary of British Horse Society pictorial horsehead in horseshoe postmark, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth - 8th July 1997.
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And another:

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Royal Mail All The Queen's Horses fdc postmarked at the Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh.
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The horses are:
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St. Patrick (Royal Mews) 20p stamp, Thompson (Household Cavalry) 26p stamp
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Janus (Household Cavalry) 43p stamp, River Star (Royal Mews) 63p stamp

Since at least the 16th Century, the Royal Family have been using horse drawn carriages to attend private & public events. On 20th November 1947, the famous Glass Carriage conveyed the future Queen Elizabeth II to Westminster Abbey accompanied by riders from the Household Cavalry.

In 1997, the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen & His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, another Golden Anniversary is marked. In 1947 two equestrian organisations combined to form the British Horse Society & Her Majesty The Queen is the patron of the Society.
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And on 8th July 1997, Benham Silk fdcs, of Folkestone Kent, produced a limited edition fdc of 2500 for "All The Queen's Horses" the subject of the cachet. The cover is postmarked at Badminton with a pictorial postmark of a horse jumping a fence.

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All the Queen's Horses Badminton Gloucester - 8th July 1997 Horse Jumping
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Queen Elizabeth II developed an interest in horse racing in 1947 when the Aga Khan gave her a filly as a wedding present. It was named Astrakhan & won at Hurst Park in 1949. She purchased a steeplechaser called Monaveen also in 1949 but when injured in a race she lost interest in jumps racing & concentrated on flat racing.

The Queen was not just a horse owner, she also became a professional horse breeder. Her first major success came when Aureole won the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in 1954. She was the leading owner in 1957 with 30 wins. In 1977 she topped the winning breeder's list.

Queen Elizabeth has been the Patron of the Badminton 3 day event & had the 1955 event transferred to Windsor.
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Last one for the 8th July.

All The Queen's Horses autographed editions fdc signed by Lucinda Green M.B.E:
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Autographed Editions fdc from Badminton to Watford - 8th July 1997, signed by Lucinda Green.
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Autographed Editions - unknown number produced.

Lucinda Green MBE (née Prior-Palmer, born 7 November 1953) is a British equestrian and journalist who competed in eventing. She is the 1982 World Champion and twice European Champion (1975–77). She also won World team Gold (1982), three European team golds (1977, 1985, 1987) and an Olympic silver medal in the team event in 1984. Between 1973 and 1984, she won a record six times at the Badminton Horse Trials (on six different horses). She also won the Burghley Horse Trials in 1977 and 1981.

Green began riding at the age of four and is most well known for winning the Badminton Horse Trials a record six times, on six different horses: Be Fair (1973), Wideawake (1976), George (1977), Killaire (1979), Regal Realm (1983) and Beagle Bay (1984). In addition, she was placed second on Village Gossip (1978). She has also won the Tony Collins Trophy, awarded to the British rider with the greatest number of points in eventing in a season, a record seven times.

In 1984, Green attended Badminton, and not only won for the sixth time, on Beagle Bay, but also placed fifth on Village Gossip. Later that year, at the Los Angeles Olympics, she represented the silver medal British Team and individually placed 6th. Green was team GB's flag bearer at the opening ceremony in Los Angeles, leading the British team into the arena during the parade of nations.
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BigSaint wrote:
08 Jul 2020 11:58
Last one for the 8th July.

All The Queen's Horses autographed editions fdc signed by Lucinda Green M.B.E:
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Autographed Editions fdc from Badminton to Watford - 8th July 1997, signed by Lucinda Green.
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Autographed Editions - unknown number produced.
Great covers which I expect the images will appear on a well known website later :)

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Postmark of the day<br />1983_Dedication Service for New Whitstable Life Boat Whitstable Kent
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Something for today from " My English, GB & UK Horse Racing Cover Collection."

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On 9th July 1996, Benham Silk fdcs, of Folkestone Kent, produced a limited edition fdc of 5000 with Richard Meade the subject of the cachet. The cover is postmarked at Badminton with a pictorial postmark of a horse jumping a fence.

Richard John Hannay Meade, OBE (4 December 1938 – 8 January 2015) was Britain's most successful male equestrian Olympian. He was a triple Olympic gold medalist and the first British rider to win an individual Olympic title. He also won five World Championship medals, including team golds in 1970 and 1982.

Richard Meade won the Badminton Horse Trials on two occasions. Firstly in 1970 on "The Poacher" & again in 1982 on "Speculator III".

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Benham fdc Richard Meade Olympic Champion postmarked Badminton 9th July 1996
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Throughout his eventing career Meade was the outstanding rider of his time and the lynchpin of British teams for 21 years. In 1964, he won the Burghley Horse Trials on Barberry. Meade was a member of Britain's gold medal winning team at both the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics, and also won the individual gold in 1972. He also competed in the 1964 and 1976 Olympics, as well as the substitute competition in Fontainebleau during the partial boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Meade also won two World Championship gold medals and three silver medals, as well as three European Championship gold medals and two bronze medals. He twice won the Badminton Horse Trials, in 1970 on The Poacher and in 1982 on Speculator III.

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For this type of fdc "Benham" would arrange for the covers to be signed by the person depicted which they sold at a premium. I am unaware how many of these fdcs were signed:
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Benham Silk fdc signed by Richard Meade.

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Postmark of the day<br />1982_75 Years of Scouting Neston Scoutaround &amp; District Liverpool
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Postmark of the day<br />1980_HMS Invincible Commissioning BFPS 1692
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GB Stamp issue of 9th July 2020
GB Stamp issue of 9th July 2020
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Postmark of the day<br />1983_The Royal Tournament BFPS 1801
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Postmark of the day<br />1980_Official Naming Ceremony of New Lifeboat Holyhead Gwynedd
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Dear All,

I have for some years been a collector of Great Britain Illustrated Event Covers with or without a Special Event Handstamp Postmark applied and also plain covers with a Special Event Handstamp applied.
Overtime I wondered how many illustrated Covers had been produced for a specific handstamp and conversely did every postmark have an illustrated cover?
On researching for answers to the above I established that unlike First Day Covers there were no sites that could provide the answers.
I have therefore created GB Cover Collector which is reached at www.gbcovercollector.co.uk to be a reference site for GB Illustrated Event Covers and Plain Event covers.
The site will also cover GB General and Local Publicity Slogans on full covers/envelopes.
Currently I have uploaded just over 700 Illustrated Event images and I am currently scanning and uploading plain event covers with their postmarks.
To increase the size of the reference data base I would appreciate if like minded collectors could send me scans of at this time of GB illustrated Event Covers that cannot be found on the site.
These can be e mailed to info@gbcovercollector.co.uk or posted on this topic.
Any other views and comments will always be appreciated.
I will use this forum to keep all updated as to the sites progress

Geoff(GBCC)
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That's a very nice webslte of GB special postmarks, though it is an impossible goal to make up a complete guide without accessing post office historic files. If you find some of my stocks (see attached) useful to display, I'll do some scans for you.
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Thank you and yes it will be probably be a never ending project but it helps keeping me out of trouble :)
I'll have a longer look at your images later and get back in touch
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Postmark of the day<br />1982_Police and the Community Link Up '82 Forest Recreation Ground Nottingham
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Here's another for today:

UK FDC 1978 - Horses Bank Plains Norwich 1.jpg
Opening of the Philatelic Counter at Bank Plain BO (Business Office?) Norwich Norfolk on 17th July 1978 on British PO Horses cover.
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My understanding is that Bank Plain is a major road in Norwich. :)
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200th Anniversary Captain James Cook Third Voyage

Elwood Etter (USA) produced over 200 event covers for this voyage. The first in the series was from UK to honour the birth of Hugh Cook (son of James Cook) on 23 May 1976. Note this was a Sunday, so a postmark date of 24 May 1976 was secured at GLOBE.

Hugh Cook died at the young age of 17 from scarlet fever.

Cover from my collection.

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1976 Elwood Etter cachet - printed on a Kelsey Exelsior 5 x 8 printer in Dark Blue and Orange letterpress

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An interesting cover with the backgound information.
Have you any objections and your permission please for me to copy the image and add on to my website and include your information.
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Postmark of the day<br />1980_Installation of the Governor of Edinburgh Castle BFPS 1709
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An interesting cover with the backgound information.
Have you any objections and your permission please for me to copy the image and add on to my website and include your information.
Many Thanks
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No problem, share away. FYI < 30 were made, and I'll post a few more as I can

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200th Anniversary Captain James Cook Third Voyage

Elwood Etter (USA) produced over 200 event covers for this voyage. The second in the series was from UK to commemorate the sailing of HMS Resolution from Plymouth 12 July 1776. Postmark linking event, Plymouth (Devon) UK on anniversary date 12 July 1976.

Cover from my collection.

Most of these covers were sent at commercial rate through the mail to various countries to the collectors (I have deleted the addressee who is still alive today living at the same address).
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Elwood Etter Captain James Cook Event cover UK - Dark Blue letterpress and Red thermography

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An interesting cover with the backgound information.
Have you any objections and your permission please for me to copy the image and add on to my website and include your information.
Many Thanks
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No problem, share away. FYI < 30 were made, and I'll post a few more as I can
Thank you
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Postmark of the day<br />1980_Benson&amp; Hedges Cup Final Lord's London_4327<br />Due to bad weather the final wasn't actually played until 21/07
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200th Anniversary Captain James Cook Third Voyage

Elwood Etter (USA) produced over 200 event covers for this voyage. The third in the series was from UK to commemorate the sailing of HMS Discovery from Plymouth 1 August 1776. Postmark linking event, Plymouth (Devon) UK on anniversary date 2 August 1976 (note 1 August was a Sunday so no post office open).

Cover from my collection.

The Discovery left later than the Resolution as the Captain of Discovery (Charles Clerke) was temporarily in a debtor’s prison because of debts of his brother.

Most of these covers were sent at commercial rate through the mail to various countries to the collectors (I have deleted the addressee who is still alive today living at the same address).
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Elwood Etter cachet - Aqua blue letterpress with Red thermography

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19 Jul 2020 12:56
200th Anniversary Captain James Cook Third Voyage

Elwood Etter (USA) produced over 200 event covers for this voyage. The third in the series was from UK to commemorate the sailing of HMS Discovery from Plymouth 1 August 1776. Postmark linking event, Plymouth (Devon) UK on anniversary date 2 August 1976 (note 1 August was a Sunday so no post office open).

Cover from my collection.

The Discovery left later than the Resolution as the Captain of Discovery (Charles Clerke) was temporarily in a debtor’s prison because of debts of his brother.

Most of these covers were sent at commercial rate through the mail to various countries to the collectors (I have deleted the addressee who is still alive today living at the same address).
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Elwood Etter cachet - Aqua blue letterpress with Red thermography
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Postmark of the day<br />1980_The 109th Open Championship Muirfield Gullane East Lothian
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Postmark of the day<br />1982_International Scout Camp Blair Atholl Pitlochry Scotland
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Coming soon - 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Japan – (VJ Day)<br /><br />2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Japan or as it is commonly known VJ Day. Victory in Europe (VE Day) had been declared three months earlier in May 1945, but to those who fought in the Asia and for their families it was to be another three brutal months before peace was declared. Hence this has often been referred to as the 'forgotten war'.<br /><br />In 1995 the BFPO issued a commemorative cover to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE/VJ Day. To continue the theme and mark the 75th anniversary, BFPS plans to re-issue the cover from 19th August 1995 using the Royal Mail special stamp ‘Allied POWs liberated, 1945’ stamp. This will be cancelled using the BFPS 1000 special handstamp dated the 15 August 2020. A related cover, published on 20th August 1995, will be included as a bonus and free of charge.<br /><br />With an issued date of 15th August 2020, these covers will be sold as a pair for £7.50, producing a unique collector’s item that spans 25 years of commemorations for this very significant historical event.<br /><br />All covers include an A4 double-sided information insert and will be presented in a protective cellophane sleeve making a very collectable souvenir of the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day.<br /><br />The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk) or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX.
Coming soon - 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Japan – (VJ Day)

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Japan or as it is commonly known VJ Day. Victory in Europe (VE Day) had been declared three months earlier in May 1945, but to those who fought in the Asia and for their families it was to be another three brutal months before peace was declared. Hence this has often been referred to as the 'forgotten war'.

In 1995 the BFPO issued a commemorative cover to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE/VJ Day. To continue the theme and mark the 75th anniversary, BFPS plans to re-issue the cover from 19th August 1995 using the Royal Mail special stamp ‘Allied POWs liberated, 1945’ stamp. This will be cancelled using the BFPS 1000 special handstamp dated the 15 August 2020. A related cover, published on 20th August 1995, will be included as a bonus and free of charge.

With an issued date of 15th August 2020, these covers will be sold as a pair for £7.50, producing a unique collector’s item that spans 25 years of commemorations for this very significant historical event.

All covers include an A4 double-sided information insert and will be presented in a protective cellophane sleeve making a very collectable souvenir of the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day.

The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk) or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX.

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200th Anniversary Arrival of Captain James Cook's Ships at Stromness, Orkney

After Cook's death on the Third Voyage, his ships Resolution and Discovery made their first British landfall at Stromness on 22 August 1780.

The Stromness Museum made a commemorative envelope with special black ink cachet of the ships at anchor.
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1980 Stromness event cover - Stromness Museum - 200th Anniversary James Cook's ships return home to Britain

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Postmark of the day<br />1981_Canoe '81 World Canoe Racing Championships Celebrates The Royal Wedding Nottingham
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Postmark of the day<br />1982_Textiles on Stamps Exhibition at Liberty Regent Street London
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British Forces Postal Services - 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook

Unknown cachet maker (who copied a USA cachet earlier made).

This cachet copies the design of artist Janis C. Neill USA that was used for the Anchorage Captain Cook Bicentenary Committee USA FDC and event cover used earlier in 1978. This was not a cover issued by the British Forces.

The British Forces Philatelic Service operates the Forces Philatelic Bureau on behalf of the BFPO.

BFPO location 1728 was used to link in with Cook’s year of birthdate.
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Postmark of the day<br />1981_Worthing71 175th Anniversary Worthing Post Office Worthing West Sussex
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Postmark of the day<br />1981_RAF Lossiemouth Open Day BFPS
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Postmark of the day<br />1982_Centenary Celebrations Exercise British Prince 82 BFPS
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