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Something I brought over from another thread. :)

Uncacheted registered fdc for the British Horses stamp issue of 5th July 1978 postmarked Buckingham Gate:
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Not sure why the postmark does not match the registration label.
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BigSaint wrote:Not sure why the postmark does not match the registration label
It does, actually -- the confusing thing here is that the "SW1" is a London district (and which became the first part of the postcode when they were introduced), and the "SW14" is a separate identifier for the sub-office as used on registration labels.

So basically Buckingham Gate in the SW1 district was office number 14 within the London SW area, according to whatever system of allocating numbers London SW used at the time (head offices could decide for themselves).
Buckingham Gate is a street in Westminster London, England near Buckingham Palace. At the north-west end is a junction with Buckingham Palace Road and Birdcage Walk opposite Buckingham Palace. At the south-east end is a junction with Victoria Street. However it would appear that this post office no longer exists.
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Something sent from one corgi owning race horse owner to another:
BigSaint wrote:Not a Christmas Card from the Queen but a letter from the Queen's Lady In Waiting thanking me for sending Her Majesty photos of my corgis (it was a challenge by my wife):
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However I think it was not carried in this post office van:
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British Post Office van leaving through the gates of Buckingham Palace circa 1937.
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Hole in the Royal Wall: Buckingham Palace has its very own cash machine and Post Office, documentary reveals
Palace has own Coutts cash machine and staff have a Post Office and surgery.
Former press officer claimed they had to get rid of a bar with staff 'worse for wear'.
The Palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham as a large townhouse.
It has a staggering 775 rooms comprising of 52 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms.

By EMILY WEBBER FOR MAILONLINE - PUBLISHED: 22:55 AEDT, 15 September 2019 | UPDATED: 01:53 AEDT, 16 September 2019

The Queen has her very own cash machine and Post Office at Buckingham Palace, a royal documentary has revealed.

Despite the monarch said to never carry cash, Coutts, the bank favoured by the royals and millionaires, has installed an ATM at the Palace.

However the Channel 5 documentary, Secrets Of The Royal Palaces, does not reveal if the Queen has ever withdrawn money from it.
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Buckingham Palace has its very own cash machine, installed by the upmarket bank Coutts, and a Post Office for its staff.
And the Palace is home to a staff Post Office along with a doctor's surgery which is able to perform 'emergency procedures'.

Former press officer to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter, revealed 'they had to get rid' of the Palace bar because staff were often 'worse for wear', he claimed.

The Queen's 'office', as the monarch refers to it, was built by the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 as a large townhouse.

It has 775 rooms comprising of 52 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms following the construction of three further wings which surround the central courtyard.
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Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although its roots go back much earlier. On the battlefield, a regiment's colours, or flags, were used as rallying points. Consequently, regiments would have their ensigns slowly march with their colours between the ranks to enable soldiers to recognise their regiments' colours.

Since 1748, Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British sovereign. It is held in London annually on a Saturday in June at Horse Guards Parade by St James's Park, and coincides with the publication of the Birthday Honours List.
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Royal Mail fdc - postmarked Buckingham Palace SW1 - 7th June 2005
However I think it must be along time since QEII has ridden a horse. I understand she commenced riding in a carriage in 1987.
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Mount Pleasant Mail Centre machine cancel
The Mount Pleasant Mail Centre (often shortened as Mount Pleasant, known internally as the Mount and officially known as the London Central Mail Centre) is a mail centre operated by Royal Mail in London, England. The site has previously operated as one of the largest sorting offices in the world. It is located in the London Borough of Islington, on the boundary with the London Borough of Camden.

The street called Mount Pleasant ironically gained its name in the 1730s after locals had begun to dump cinders and other refuse.

The centre was officially opened on 30 August 1889 when the Post Office (Sites) Act (52 & 53 Vict. Ch. ccix) was passed by Parliament. It was built on the location of the former Coldbath Fields Prison that ceased to function in 1885. The original prison gate was incorporated into the Post Office building and not demolished until 1901. The remaining sections of the prison were demolished in 1929, when the new wing was built as an extension to the Letter Office. The Post Office (Sites) Act 1889 required the Post Office to provide a portion of the site, or £10,000, to London County Council for use as open space. The Post Office chose to retain the entire site, and provided the funds, which were used to purchase Spa Green Gardens in Clerkenwell.

From 1927 to 2003, Mount Pleasant was connected to other major Royal Mail offices and railways stations in London, via the London Post Office Railway.
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BigSaint wrote: Initially I thought the cachet on this cover was the same track at that of the Brighton Races in the previous posts but the horse racing track & the greyhound racing track are two separate venues.
Definitely two different places - the horse racing track is in Brighton while the greyhound track is in Hove, about 3 miles away. Nowadays they are both part of "Brighton & Hove" and the football team is called "Brighton & Hove Albion" but the old premise was that Hove was a little more upmarket than Brighton (the Sussex cricket ground is in Hove) and that the two tracks were the wrong way around.

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Cheltenham Races.
Cheltenham is a regency town & borough on the edge of the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire, England. It became known as a health and holiday spa town resort following the discovery of mineral springs in 1716.

Cheltenham stands on the small River Chelt, which rises nearby at Dowdeswell & runs through the town on its way to the Severn. It was first recorded in 803, as Celtan hom; the meaning has not been resolved with certainty, but latest scholarship concludes that the first element preserves a pre-British noun cilta, 'steep hill', here referring to the Cotswold scarp; the second element may mean 'settlement' or 'water-meadow'. As a royal manor, it features in the earliest pages of the Gloucestershire section of Domesday Book where it is named Chintenha[m]. The town was awarded a market charter in 1226.

Horse racing began in Cheltenham in 1815, and became a major national attraction after the establishment of the Festival in 1902. Whilst the volume of tourists visiting the spa has declined, the racecourse attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to each day of the festival each year, with such large numbers of visitors having a significant impact on the town.

Every year, Cheltenham Festivals organises music, jazz, literature and science festivals in the town, attracting names with national and international reputations in each field. Two sporting events are also routinely described as the "Cheltenham Festival" or "the Festival": the Cheltenham Cricket Festival, which features Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and National Hunt racing's Cheltenham Festival. In steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup is the main event of the Cheltenham Festival, held every March.

Cheltenham Racecourse at Prestbury Park, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, hosts National Hunt horse racing. Its most prestigious meeting is the Cheltenham Festival, held in March, which features several Grade I races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase and the Stayers' Hurdle.
The racecourse has a scenic location in a natural amphitheatre, just below the escarpment of the Cotswold Hills at Cleeve Hill, with a capacity of 67,500 spectators. Cheltenham Racecourse railway station no longer connects to the national rail network, but is the southern terminus of the preserved Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
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Built in front of the picturesque Cotswold Hills, the racecourse is owned and operated by the Jockey Club. It hosts
the prestigious four-day Cheltenham Festival in March, which is attended by more than 265,000 spectators.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse in England, over a distance of about 3 miles 2½ furlongs (3 miles 2 furlongs and 70 yards, or 5,294 m), and during its running there are 22 fences to be jumped. The race takes place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

The steeplechase, which is open to horses aged five years and over, is the most prestigious of all National Hunt events and it is sometimes referred to as the Blue Riband of jump-racing. Its roll of honour features the names of such chasers as Arkle, Best Mate, Golden Miller, Kauto Star, Denman and Mill House. The Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain, and in 2019 it offered a total prize fund of £625,000. :)
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Centenary of the first postage stamp postmarked on first day of issue to Reverend E Connolly, Order of St.Benedict, St.Gregory's, Cheltenham with Cheltenham wavy line machine cancel:
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1d Scarlet - SG#480 & 1½d Red-Brown SG#481
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2½d ultramarine - SG#483
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3d violet - SG#484
Unfortunately not a complete set but I will just have to keep looking. :)
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Post Office Special Delivery pse from Cheltenham Gold Day 1965, postmarked at the Mobile Post Office on 10th March 1965, to Bishop's Cleve Cheltenham:
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In 1965 the Cheltenham Gold Cup was won by Arkle who won it also in 1964 & 1966:
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Cheltenham - Centre of the Cotswolds:

Initially the slogan cancels asked you to:
"Send to the Town Hall for Guide - Cheltenham Centre for the Cotswolds"
To obtain the details of the event in Cheltenham, including the races. Types LP (Local Publicity) 94, 143 & 237 had the same message but were different in design.

In 1972 the message changed to include 10p:
"Send 10p to the Town Hall for Guide - Cheltenham Centre for the Cotswolds"
Types LP 475 & 481 had the same message but were different in design.

The price went up to 15p in 1974 & was available from the Information Centre:
"Send 15p to the Information Centre for Guide - Cheltenham Centre for the Cotswolds"


Types LP 563 & 581 had the same message but were different in design.
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PPP - Type LP.94 used from 14th May 1964 to 4th March 1972 when replaced by Type LP.475
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PPP - Type LP.143 used from 1st January 1965 to 6th May 1971 when replaced by Type LP.481
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PPP - Type LP.237 used from 3rd September 1966 to 7th October 1971 but not replaced.
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PPP - Type LP.475 used from 10th July 1972 to 3rd March 1974 when replaced by Type LP.563
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PPP - Type LP.481 used from 10th July 1972 to 2nd April 1974 when replaced by Type LP.581
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PPP - LP.563 used from 3rd April 1974 to 18th May 1976 when discontinued
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PPP - LP.581 used from 22nd July 1974 to 29th February 1976 when discontinued
These slogans were used for short periods in these times in conjunction with each other & with other machine slogan cancels. I imagine that to obtain an example of each slogan used in each time period would be quite a feat.

I have not been able to obtain just one of each time in years of collecting. I will show my examples in my next posts.
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Business window faced envelope:
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PPP - LP103t - Type 94 - Date incomplete, year 1964,
but in use from 14th May to 31st December 1964.
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It is not clear why someone has written "1st Day Cover" on the cover below. The first day of issue for the "World Cup - England Winners" was 1st June 1966 & this machine slogan cancel had been in use for over two years.
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PPP - LP340t - Type 94 - Cheltenham to Cheltenham, 18th August 1966.
This period of use was from 3rd July 1966 to 2nd September 1966.
Official Paid business window faced envelope for the telephone bill:
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PPP - LP676t - Type 94 - Cheltenham, 14th August 1968.
This period of use was from 13th July 1968 to 12th September 1968
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The Centre for the Cotswolds:
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Cheltenham to Reading - 1st January 1965.
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PPP - LP178t - Type 143 - 1st January to 21st May 1965.
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Cheltenham to Felixstowe Suffolk - 4th January 1965.
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When I first saw this one on eBay I thought it was an early date,
1961, but now I have it I can see the year is inverted, 1965. :D
The addressee, Ian Hine, is either a dealer or collector. If I haven't shown you any of his covers previously, there are a lot more coming. Here he is again :)
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PPP - LP702t - Type 143 - Cheltenham to Felixstowe, Surrey, 13th November, 1968 (fdu).
This period of use was from 13th November 1968 to 27th October 1968.

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A very short period of use this time, only 10 days
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PPP - LP730t - Type 143 - Cheltenham to Sheerness, Kent, 3rd November, 1968.
This period of use was from 3rd November 1968 to 12th November 1968.
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Cheltenham bigger & bolder than before:
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PPP LP 907t - Type 237 used from 13th January 1970 to 12th March 1970.
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Business advertising envelope of Swift & Co. Ltd., London.
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Send 10p to Town Hall for Guide:
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PPP - LP1361t - Type 481 - Cheltenham to Romsey, Hampshire (Hants), 25th March, 1973.
This period of use was from 14th March 1973 to 13th May 1973
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1st day of 3½p post (new Inland Postal Rate):
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PPP - LP1430t - Type 481 - Cheltenham to Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), 10th September, 1973.
This period of use was from 10th September 1973 to 16th December 1973.
Not quite sure how Hampshire is postally abbreviated "Hants", maybe it cost 10p to find out :?: :)
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Back shortly with "Cheltenham Festival" machine slogan cancels :)
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BigSaint wrote: Not quite sure how Hampshire is postally abbreviated "Hants", maybe it cost 10p to find out
Hants is the abbreviated form of Hampshire. The abbreviated form is derived from the Old English Hantum plus Scir (meaning a district governed from the settlement now known as Southampton) and the Anglo-Saxons called it Hamtunschire. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) this was compressed to Hantescire

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hants

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BigSaint wrote:It is not clear why someone has written "1st Day Cover" on the cover below. The first day of issue for the "World Cup - England Winners" was 1st June 1966 & this machine slogan cancel had been in use for over two years.
You are confusing :

SG693 World Cup Football Championship (issued 1st June), with

SG700 World Cup Football Victory - "England Winners" overprint (issued 18th August).

I still remember the queues outside St Martin Le Grand (Trafalgar Square) Post Office for people trying to get a sheet!

(We talk about the victory "a lot more than the investment returns outcome" nowadays ... :D).

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fchd wrote:
BigSaint wrote: Not quite sure how Hampshire is postally abbreviated "Hants", maybe it cost 10p to find out
Hants is the abbreviated form of Hampshire. The abbreviated form is derived from the Old English Hantum plus Scir (meaning a district governed from the settlement now known as Southampton) and the Anglo-Saxons called it Hamtunschire. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) this was compressed to Hantescire

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hants
Thank you for explaining fchd :)
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ViccyVFU wrote:
BigSaint wrote:It is not clear why someone has written "1st Day Cover" on the cover below. The first day of issue for the "World Cup - England Winners" was 1st June 1966 & this machine slogan cancel had been in use for over two years.
You are confusing :

SG693 World Cup Football Championship (issued 1st June), with

SG700 World Cup Football Victory - "England Winners" overprint (issued 18th August).

I still remember the queues outside St Martin Le Grand (Trafalgar Square) Post Office for people trying to get a sheet!

(We talk about the victory "a lot more than the investment returns outcome" nowadays ... :D).
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SG700........................................SG693
I am indeed Tim, thank you for clarifying. :oops:
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Cheltenham Festival.

Parsons, Peachey & Pearson show 7 different types among their "general slogans" & I show these & dates of usage from their catalogue below:
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PPP - 511t - type 325 used from 21st May to 12th July 1965
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PPP - 630t - type 325 used from 1st May to 2nd July 1966
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PPP - 796t - type 520 used from 14th May to 10th July 1967
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PPP - 1042t - type 685 used from 14th May to 12th July 1968
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PPP - 1279t - type 852 used from 14th May to 12th July 1969
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PPP - 1528t - type 1037 used from 11th May to 12th July 1970
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PPP - 1776t - type 1189 used from 16th May to 11th July 1971
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PPP - 2015t - type 1321 used from 7th May to 9th July 1972,
PPP - 2207t - type 1321 used from 14th May to 15th July 1973,
PPP - 2441t - type 1321 used from 13th May to 14th July 1974 &
PPP - 2643t - type 1321 used from 12th May to 13th July 1975
I have most of these types which I will show below. :)
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Cheltenham Festival - July 4 - 16
Send to to Town Hall for
Programme & Guide:

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PPP - 541t - type 325 postmarked 14th June 1965.
From R.C. Alcock Ltd, Stamp Dealers, to Rugby, Warwickshire.
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Signed by English apprentice jockey Tom Marquand:
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PPP - 541t - type 325 sent from Cheltenham to Chippenham Wiltshire on 11th June 1965.

The addressee G Harris is either a collector or dealer of these slogan cancels.
Copied over from another thread:
BigSaint wrote:There was a young whiz kid English apprentice jockey who had a ride for the Hayes-Dabernig stable at Caulfield. I had heard about him on the radio & that he came from Cheltenham in the UK. As I have Cheltenham racing covers I thought I might ask him to sign one. With the very much appreciated help of Tom Dabernig, I was able to do so & have a quick chat after his winning ride on Tashbeeh.

So I am going back inside for my next bet when an text message comes through. One of my mates from Goulburn tells me he has just seen me on the TV getting an autograph & has sent me a TV screen shot:
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Looks like you can't get away with anything at the track anymore. :roll:

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UK apprentice Tom Marquand to make Australian debut at Caulfield on Saturday
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Champion UK apprentice Tom Marquand will ride at Caulfield on Saturday. Picture: Ian Currie
Matt Stewart, Herald Sun, January 8, 2016.
THERE was once a time when the racing world was a very big place. Different jurisdictions had different cultures, different styles.

English tracks were wide and sweeping, ours tight and turning. Our jockeys bashed and bashed, theirs urged with hips and struck horses less often but with more force.

Their jockeys were po-faced mutes, ours affable lairs.

But the racing world has shrunk and most things have merged. It’s shrinking more and more.

A very wealthy United Arab Emirates sheik with a very long name — so we will call him Sheik Mansoor — has bankrolled an international jockey school, the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, to the tune of $80 million.

In a nutshell it’s a kids’ exchange. Young riders from fairly backward jurisdictions gain opportunities afforded the more privileged. They ride contraptions such as mechanical horses — standard here but novelties in places such as Belgium — and ride around the globe.

Apprentices from Turkey and Sweden will soon follow on the heels of 17-year-old champion English apprentice Tom Marquand.

Marquand is the first IFHRA “student’’ to ride here but he has followed Oisin Murphy, the previous champion UK apprentice, who created a huge impression in a short stint here a couple of seasons back.

Marquand is not a mute alien from another planet.

Marquand is much like our kids; “drilled’’ to be well spoken because racing is now showcased every day on TV over there, just like here. The cameras are always on.

He is whip-careful, adaptable. There is no longer a typical English rider, nor Australian.

“Some of our great jockeys are stylists, others are just as good but have none (style),’’ he said. “Everyone says how different the racing is, and it is to a degree, but that’s the whole part of being a jockey.

“You have to adapt. Look at Ryan Moore. He rides all over the world riding winners and that’s what I aspire to do.’’

In England there is pressure to reduce whip strikes, just like here; seven per race there, five before the 100m here. “I think we’ve got it right, a sensible amount,’’ he said, then echoing the sentiment here: “Keeping on top of it is good for racing.’’

Our tracks used to be flatter and less run-on than theirs, but now many of ours are cambered, such as Caulfield where Marquand rides Tashbeeh for his hosts David Hayes and Tom Dabernig. “I’d say it’s a track much like ours; fairly spacious, a hill,’’ he said.

Famously successful female jockeys were once a rarity there, just like here. Now they are common in both jurisdictions. “We’re equals now,’’ Marquand said.

Marquand said he was not surprised Michelle Payne won the Melbourne Cup because women such as recently retired Hayley Turner had achieved similar things back home. “It just shows how much racing has modernised,’’ he said.

In the past a top English jockey, as here, would invariably have a racing pedigree. But both places are now heavily urbanised and kids who ride can come from anywhere.

Marquand’s dad is in real estate and his mum’s a jeweller. He caught the bug because the family happened to live next door to Cheltenham racecourse.

There is another similarity between here and there and it’s never changed. Punters are unforgiving.

Tashbeeh was unplaced last start and many reckon his rider missed the boat. When told he was riding a last-start black booker and would be under scrutiny from the stands, Marquand offered a straight bat. “I’ll just give it my best,’’ he said.
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Beautiful commercially used example:
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From Cheltenham to Chicago, Illinois, USA dated 2nd June 1966.
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PPP - 630t- type 325 used from 1st May to 2nd July 1966.

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And another of the same used closer to home:
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From Cheltenham to Alton, Hants - dated 7th June 1966.
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Cheltenham Festival - July 10 - 21
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PPP - 796t type 520 postmarked 14th May 1967 (fdu).
From Cheltenham to Chippenham, Wiltshire.
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From Cheltenham to Hastings, Sussex - postmarked 15th May 1967 (2du).
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From Cheltenham to Ilford Essex with Cheltenham number 77 town triangle.
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Messrs Lee & Son were large collectors of machine slogan cancels.
As explained previously from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, most major towns had their own slogan postmark which contained a number. In the case of Cheltenham it was 77, within a triangle. Of course it was impossible to know the exact date of posting unless another date stamp was applied.

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Cheltenham Festival - July 3 - 12
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PPP - 1042t type 685 postmarked 11th June 1968.
From Cheltenham to London.
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Cheltenham Festival - July 4 - 13
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PPP - 1279t - type 852 postmarked 2nd June 1969
From Cheltenham to Jylland, Denmark.
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PPP - 1279t - type 852 postmarked 11th June 1969
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From Cheltenham Philatelic Society to Ashton Under Hill, Worchestershire.

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The Cheltenham Philatelic Society still exists with it's next meeting on 20th November 2019.
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Do we have any members of the Cheltenham Philatelic Society here on the Board :?:
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Cheltenham Festival - July 3 - 12
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PPP 1528t - type 1037 postmarked 1st June 1970.
From Cheltenham to the Medway Philatelic Group, Kent
I am not sure why someone has written fdu (first day of use) for this one as PPP record the fdu as 11th May 1970 20 days prior to the date of this postmark. I don't believe this was the first day of issue for the 4d red QEII Machin head either which was 6th January 1969. :)
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Cheltenham Festival - July 2 - 11
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PPP 1528t - type 1189 postmarked 17th June 1971.
From Cheltenham to the Medway Philatelics, Woodford Green, Essex


It appears Medway Philatelics have moved from Kent to Essex.
I am not sure why someone has written fdu (first day of use) for this one as PPP record the fdu as 16th May 1970 15 days prior to the date of this postmark. I don't believe this was the first day of issue for the 2½p pink QEII Machin head either.
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Cheltenham Festival July
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PPP 2015t - type 1321 postmarked 9th May 1972
From Cheltenham to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
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PPP 2207t - type 1321 postmarked 11th June 1973
From Cheltenham to Woolton, Liverpool

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PPP 2441t - type 1321 postmarked 13th May 1974 (fdu)
From Cheltenham to the New English Library Ltd, Holborn, London


It is interesting that this library is in an inn.
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From Cheltenham to Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
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Just to clarify, the "Cheltenham Festival" on the slogan postmarks above does not relate to the National Hunt racing festival which is normally now just known as the "Cheltenham Festival", that takes place in March.

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Thank you fchd, a bit of racing news from Downunder for Cheltenham:
Big Blue's Cheltenham-bound
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Ciaron Maher is set to unleash his passion for jumps racing on an international scale with his Galleywood Hurdle winner Big Blue set to travel to England for next year's Cheltenham jumps festival.

The former jumps rider, who has scored four wins as a trainer in Australia's most iconic jumps race, the Grand Annual Steeplechase, has booked the former France-based horse to fly to Europe on Wednesday to prepare himself for the March festival.

Maher's training partner Dave Eustace said the adventure would be exciting for all involved.

"He's obviously a very good stayer and a good jumper too, who has got to the top level here," Eustace said on Tuesday morning.

"He's got very, very sporting owners in Colin McKenna among many others. Ciaron and everyone's love of racing in the team makes it really exciting."

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Age 8YO Sex Gelding Colour Chestnut Prize Money $745,440
Last 5 1-743 Career 31-7-5-6
POS Jockey Track Date DIST Race WGT MRG Odds
3 – 13 R.Moore FLEM 5 NOV 19 2800m BM96 59.5kg 2L $26
4 – 8 J.Allen MORN 28 SEP 19 2400m H WHITE 57.5kg 3.4L $21
7 – 10 T.M.Nugent M V 7 SEP 19 2040m HCP 56kg 6.4L $61
1 – 8 J.Allen WNBL 1 MAY 19 3200m GALLEYWOOD 64kg 2.8L 3.30
2 – 6 S.Pateman PAKS 14 APR 19 3200m HDLE 67.5kg 0.2L $1.55


Big Blue is coming off a third placing in the 2800-metre BM90 race on Melbourne Cup Day but last season won the Randwick St Leger in Sydney to prove he is still more than capable on the flat.

The eight-year-old Galileo gelding had his last jumps race in one of Warrnambool's May Carnival features, the Galleywood Hurdle, where he strode home an easy 2.75-length winner.

"It will be very interesting to see how he measures up," Eustace said. "He was obviously a very high-class flat horse in France and a bloody good jumper here so it will be really interesting and a real adventure," Eustace added.

Eustace said Maher was the driving force behind the trip after visiting the five-day jumps festival at Cheltenham in 2018.

"He's always wanted to take a horse over there," Eustace said. "He seriously considered it with Bashboy. He's aware you need to take the best of the horses here to measure up, so it's been in the back of his mind for a long time.

"He looks the right horse. He's still, as a jumper, progressive and he's very lightly raced over jumps.

"Which races he runs in we are not sure yet because it's obviously going to be difficult giving him a handicap mark and we're still trying to work that out now.

"But, five days (of racing), there's lot of races he can run in."
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BigSaint wrote:It is interesting that this library is in an inn.
Yes, but that's not the "Tavern, with ale and wenches" type of inn, in this case.

Its an "Inn of Chancery".
(Basically that's one of those hangouts/perches for legal eagles, that are scattered round Holborn, to service the Royal Courts of Justice, and the Old Bailey.

Here's a bit more about Barnards Inn....

By the 17th century, qualified attorneys were allowed to practise from Inns of Chancery as well as Inns of Court. By 1830, it had effectively become a set of residential chambers. In 1888, the link to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln was broken and soon it was purchased by the Mercers' Company, serving as premises for the Mercers' School until 1959. It has been used as a venue for lectures by Gresham College since 1991.

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Thankyou Tim, is that a new collective noun of lawyers, an Inn of Legal Eagles? :)

I bring this over from another thread:

I haven't been able to find a British Horses fdc postmarked Cheltenham, only Gloucestershire.
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The place of postmark is Gloucestershire which to the best of my knowledge is a County rather than a town.

Is someone able to explain to me why it isn't Gloucester, Gloucestershire or Cheltenham, Gloucestershire or some other town & not just Gloucestershire?
norvic wrote:Postal consolidation. It would be like having a postmark with APC SYDNEY as the place of posting, it's the name of the Mail Centre because postmarks may not have been applied at the HPO by then, but at the sorting office.

I don't know of any others like this, but I'm sure there will be plenty - for a short period anyway - 1970-1998. After this the HPOs or local facilities were provided with a copy of the relevant 'pictorial' FDoI postmark otherwise applied at the Philatelic Handstamp Centres, with facilities in Wales being provided with bilingual ones.

Bizarrely this led to bilingual postmarks apparently from Greenwich, Coventry, Oldham, Plymouth, Belfast, Wembley, Windsor, Cambridge, Laxton Newark, London SW and St Andrews Scotland in 1999.
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As stated earlier on this thread, on 6th June 1979, the British Post Office issued a set of horse racing stamps (SG #1087 to #1090).

The stamps were based on famous horse racing paintings:
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Horses Racing British Post Office fdc with set of 4 stamps postmarked with the Edinburgh Philatelic Bureau fdi Horse Shoe postmark, at least this postmark is up the correct way to hold your luck in.
As with the previous post I have not seen this fdc postmarked at Cheltenham, not even at Gloucestershire. Nor have I seen postmarked with "The Mackeson Gold Cup Jockey Club" pictorial postmark which I will show in my next post.
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BigSaint wrote:As with the previous post I have not seen this fdc postmarked at Cheltenham, not even at Gloucestershire. Nor have I seen postmarked with "The Mackeson Gold Cup Jockey Club" pictorial postmark which I will show in my next post.
This official Post Office FDC will be most numerous with Philatelic Bureau or Epsom, Surrey, postmarks because these were available on Bureau Standing Orders.

The PO FDC is also available at Post Offices where collectors will buy, affix one or more stamps, write their address and post locally. Thus it ought to be available with the FDoI handstamp of any of the head post offices at the time - but may not be. Whether the local one was Cheltenham or Gloucestershire I don't know.
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Thank you Ian, you are correct. I have seen many different towns but no Cheltenham fdi or Mackeson Cup which of course won't be fdi. However the search will continue. :)
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Come Racing Series - Cheltenham - Number 8:
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The Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Chase
10th November 1979.

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Come Racing at Cheltenham - No. 8
The winner of the race in 1979 was Man Alive. Night Nurse who was one of the all time champion jumpers finished out of the placings.

I couldn't find Man Alive's record but I did find Night Nurse.
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Come Racing At Cheltenham, November 10th, 1979 - Number 8:
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The Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Chase
Signed by Anthony Webber, a former top jumps jockey born in 1954.
Anthony Webber was born on August 17, 1954, at Cropredy Lawn, Mollington Road, Banbury, North Oxfordshire, on the farm and racing stables of his trainer father, John. He rode his first winner, Foggerty, at Leicester, in an amateur riders' novice hurdle on 30 October, 1972. This win gave him particular pleasure as it was for his father.
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In 1974 with 21 winners, Anthony became the champion amateur rider, beating Lord Oaksey by one. The following season, he turned professional.

Anthony's first assault on the Grand National was in 1975 when, riding Ballyrichard Again, he fell at the Canal Turn. L'Escargot won the Grand National that year defeating the legendary Red Rum.

In 1979, so heavy was the traffic going to Aintree that Anthony was forced to leap from his car and run for the best part of three quarters of an hour in order to weigh out to ride one of Major Bewicke's in the first.

Anthony was unable to achieve a win in the Grand National but the fall that finished him as a jockey came at Doncaster: rising from it, he realised that his sense of balance had gone & he was advised to relinquish his licence on medical grounds.

Anthony opened Hillside Stud, near Lambourn, where he became a horse chiropractor.
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While Anthony Webber didn't win the Grand National, he did come second in 1982 on 50-1 shot Hard Outlook.

The Mackeson Gold Cup postmark is likely to be a one-day mark, and therefore won't be found as a FDI postmark on the Horseracing Paintings issue. Whether it exists as an add-on I don't know

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fchd wrote:While Anthony Webber didn't win the Grand National, he did come second in 1982 on 50-1 shot Hard Outlook.

The Mackeson Gold Cup postmark is likely to be a one-day mark, and therefore won't be found as a FDI postmark on the Horseracing Paintings issue. Whether it exists as an add-on I don't know
An earlier reply to Norvic.
BigSaint wrote:Thank you Ian, you are correct. I have seen many different towns but no Cheltenham fdi or Mackeson Cup which of course won't be fdi. However the search will continue. :)
fchd are we talking about the same thing here? I am talking about this cover with the Mackeson Cup postmark similar to the example below from York:
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There does seem to be a connection with horse racing & roses. The Kentucky Derby is also known as the "Run for the Roses" as the winning horse is draped with a horse shoe shaped garland of roses:
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The VRC at Flemington, during their Melbourne Cup Carnival have a magnificent display of roses with thousands of bushes in full bloom. I have seen a few Melbourne Cup winners (Subzero & Doriemus especially) decide to have a feed on those bushes too, thorns & all. :)
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The British Post Office issued a set of 5 stamps for the 9th World Congress of Roses on 16th July 1991.

Scott 1382 - 1386, SG 1568 - 1572
1991, July 16, Litho., Perf. 14 1/2x14

1382 (1568) 22p Silver Jubilee
1383 (1569) 26p Mme. Alfred Carriere
1384 (1570) 31p Rosa moyesii
1385 (1571) 33p Harvest Fayre
1386 (1572) 37p Mutabilis
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Machine slogan cancel - "Beechwood Place. Shopping in Full Bloom. High Street Cheltenham" - 16th July 1991:
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PPP 4248t Type 2935 used from 7th July 1991 to 7th December 1991.

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Perhaps there is a similar connection with Cheltenham. :idea:
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On 13th March 2003, in her 50th year as reigning monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended Cheltenham Races, for the first time since her Coronation. Her first duty was to unveil a bust of the late Queen Mother who was a huge supporter of jumps racing:
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Benham, of Folkestone Kent, Silk Souvenir cover
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The Unveiling of the Queen Mother's bust by Queen Elizabeth II.
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Why postmarked London & not Cheltenham, so much for design perfection.
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Insert for Souvenir cover.

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On 6th April, 2017, the British Post Office issued a set of 8 Race Horse Legends of British Horse racing.

The horses were Frankel (1st), Red Rum (1st), Shergar (£1.17), Kauto Star (£1.17), Desert Orchid (£1.40), Brigadier Gerard (£1.40), Arkle (£1.57) & Estimate (£1.57):
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My fdc arrived inside an outer cover, postmarked with Jockey's cap pictorial cancel,
Tallent House Edinburgh, which I understand is now the old Philatelic Bureau.
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Insert giving some details of the horses & the issue.
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It's a bit dark to read, I will have to work on this to make it more readable.
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The Stamp Pack for the 2017 Racehorse Legends:
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Like the fdc insert, details on the stamp pack are too dark to read. I will work on these so they are readable & post them later. :D
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Benham, of Folkestone Kent, 2017 Racehorse Legends limited edition fdc with Cheltenham jumping horse pictorial postmark:
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Benham cachet limited edition first day cover
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Racehorse Legends Cheltenham Jumping Horse pictorial postmark - 6th April 2017
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The Reverse
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Limited Edition number 34 of 5,000
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