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An Adrian Bradbury limited edition souvenir cover for the 2017 Racehorse Legends postmarked with the Cheltenham jumping horse pictorial postmark dated 6th April 2017. Interesting to note that it does note have any of the stamps of the Racehorse Legends affixed to the cover, instead it has one from a smiler sheet.
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Adrian Bradbury of Leicester, UK limited Edition fdc.
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Cheltenham jumping horse pictorial postmark dated 6th April, 2017.
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The reverse - Limited edition number 63 of 75.
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The smiler sheet stamp used above has a tab next to the 1st Class stamp. The tab celebrates the 200th Running of the English Derby at Epsom.

The name ' Smiler ' derives from its use on the first British personalised stamp sheet of a set of 10 stamps that first appeared in a Greetings Booklet issued in 1990. The first Smiler Sheet was issued in 2000 as part of the Stamp Show at Earls Court. When this one was issued I do not know but it certainly was not produced at the time the 200th English Derby was run.
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That finishes off Cheltenham, for the time being, but before I move on to the next place I would like to show better pictures of the 2017 Racehorse Legends & give you some details of their racing records. :)
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BigSaint wrote: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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Why postmarked London & not Cheltenham, so much for design perfection.
There are a large number of permanent postmarks, with rollable dates such as the one shown. They mostly replace the ones originally produced for philatelic counters at local offices, with the addition of some like St Paul's, Big Ben, Nelson's column which are useful ones for special occasions when no pictorial handstamp has been produced (including short-notice events)

There isn't one for Cheltenham as it never had a philatelic counter, the nearest ones being Bristol and Gloucester.
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BigSaint wrote:An Adrian Bradbury limited edition souvenir cover for the 2017 Racehorse Legends postmarked with the Cheltenham jumping horse pictorial postmark dated 6th April 2017. Interesting to note that it does note have any of the stamps of the Racehorse Legends affixed to the cover, instead it has one from a smiler sheet.
Properly described as a 'Business Customised Sheet' (BCS), ie one produced by Royal Mail using their stamps with the labels and background designed by the business. Originally intended for use by businesses to promote themselves to their customers, the scheme was quickly seized upon by producers of commemorative covers such as Bradbury, Buckingham and Benhams who also sold some of these sheets for quiet high prices relative to the value of the stamps. As I have oft said, we don't need Michael Jackson & Dr Who, etc on these special sheets, which are tantamount to wall-posters which happen to have stamps in. Another fad which has now died, leaving these sheets on the secondary market mostly available at not much more than current face values.

Likewise the covers, usually produced in a series (especially Buckingham/Internet Stamps railways series), and marketed at over £10 each, ultimately worth even less than first day covers. <grumpy-old-man-mode off>

(One of the culprits even went so far as to produce pictorial stickers similar to the labels on BCS to place alongside an ordinary stamp when they couldn't or didn't get the sheets printed in time. Still sold them for the same price, even though the cost was much less!)
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Thank you for those points of clarification which explains why I could not find a smiler sheet for horse racing.

I am still a little puzzled that the Cheltenham Post Office does not have this cds postmark any more which I think would have looked better than the one they used on the Queen Mother at Cheltenham races:
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Cheltenham (my local here) still has three of these:
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By 2003 mail was being centralised (as mentioned earlier) so it would all have gone to Gloucester. The cds you show is a handstamp for soft packets, though often used otherwise. The upper one of course is a slogan from an old-style Universal machine.

It would have been possible to ask for a cancellation at a Cheltenham Post Office but given the numbers that wouldn't have been feasible and would in any case have produced variable results. The Buckingham Palace postmark was applied at the dedicated Special Handstamp Centre.

Incidentally Benham also have a habit of producing cachets like the one at the foot of the cover but dated and applied to 'matching' invalid pre-decimal stamps giving rise to some very odd eBay descriptions of 'double-dated' covers. I don't think that would have applied to horse-racing but it might apply to Royals.
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I think it is now time to have a look at the stamps featured in the 2017 Racing Legends:
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SG 3940 - 3947.
They are a bit small, we need to be a bit closer than that :!:

Where are my binoculars :?:
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Those are not my binoculars :!:
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Here are my binoculars:
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Frankel - SG 3940:
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Frankel (foaled 11 February 2008) is a retired champion British Thoroughbred racehorse. Frankel was unbeaten in his fourteen-race career and was the highest-rated racehorse in the world from May 2011. In January 2013 Timeform announced that his final rating at the end of his racing career was also 147.

The World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings Committee rank Frankel as the best racehorse they have assessed since their ratings were introduced in 1977.

Owner Khalid Abdullah
Trainer Henry Cecil
Jockey Tom Queally
Record 14: 14–0–0
Earnings £2,998,302
Major wins
Royal Lodge Stakes (2010)
Dewhurst Stakes (2010)
Greenham Stakes (2011)
2000 Guineas Stakes (2011)
St. James's Palace Stakes (2011)
Sussex Stakes (2011, 2012)
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2011)
Lockinge Stakes (2012)
Queen Anne Stakes (2012)
International Stakes (2012)
Champion Stakes (2012)
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1st in World Thoroughbred Rankings (2011, 2012)
European Horse Of The Year (2011, 2012)
European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (2010)
European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (2011)
European Champion Older Horse (2012)
Timeform rating: 147
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Red Rum SG 3941:
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Red Rum (3 May 1965 – 18 October 1995) was a champion Thoroughbred steeplechaser. He achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two intervening years, 1975 and 1976. The Grand National is a notoriously difficult race that has been described as "the ultimate test of a horse’s courage".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rum
Owner Noel le Mare
Trainer Ginger McCain
Record 100: 24-15-23
Earnings £146,409.80
Major wins
Grand National (1973, 1974, 1977)
Scottish National (1974)
Honours
Life-size statue at Aintree Racecourse
Smaller bronze statue inside Wayfarers Arcade, Southport
Red Rum Handicap Chase at Aintree
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Shergar SG 3942:
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Shergar (3 March 1978 – c. February 1983) was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. After a very successful season in 1981 he was retired to the Ballymany Stud in County Kildare, Ireland. In 1983 he was stolen from the stud, and a ransom of £2 million was demanded; it was not paid, and negotiations were soon broken off by the thieves.

In June 1981 he won the 202nd Epsom Derby by ten lengths—the longest winning margin in the race's history. After Shergar's Epsom Derby win, the Aga Khan sold 40 shares in the horse, valuing it at £10 million.

Owner HH Aga Khan IV
Trainer Michael Stoute
Record 8: 6–1–0
Major wins
Guardian Classic Trial (1981)
Chester Vase (1981)
Epsom Derby (1981)
Irish Derby (1981)
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1981)
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Timeform rating: 140
Honours
Shergar Cup on Ascot Racecourse
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Kauto Star SG 3943:
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Kauto Star (19 March 2000 – 29 June 2015) was a French-bred National Hunt champion racehorse trained by Paul Nicholls in Somerset and owned by Clive Smith. He won the Cheltenham Gold Cup twice, in 2007 and 2009, becoming the first horse to regain the cup after losing it in 2008 by seven lengths behind Denman. He tried for three more years to win the race again, but the best placing he could achieve was in 2011, coming third behind Long Run. He also won the King George VI Chase a record five times. He was one of the most successful steeplechasers of modern era finishing his racing career with a National Hunt record of £3,775,883 in earnings.

Owner Clive D. Smith
Trainer Serge Foucher
Paul Nicholls
Record 41: 23-7-4
Earnings £3,775,883
Major wins
Tingle Creek Chase (2005, 2006)
Old Roan Chase (2006)
Betfair Chase (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011)
King George VI Chase
(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Aon Chase (2007)
Cheltenham Gold Cup (2007, 2009)
Ascot Chase (2008)
JNwine.com Champion Chase (2008, 2010)
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Timeform rating: 191
Stayers Chase Triple Crown (2006/07)
National Hunt Order of Merit (2006/07, 2007/08)
Top rated steeplechase horse
(2006/07, 2008/9, 2009/10, 2011/12)
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Desert Orchid SG 3944:
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Desert Orchid (11 April 1979 – 13 November 2006, known as Dessie, was an English racehorse. The grey achieved a revered and esteemed status within National Hunt racing, where he was much loved by supporters for his front-running attacking style, iron will and extreme versatility. He was rated the fifth best National Hunt horse of all time by Timeform.

During his retirement, he raised thousands of pounds for charity, and his presence at charity events attracted large crowds. His fan club was run by part owner Midge Burridge and family friend John Hippesley. In the 17 years that the fan club ran, they raised over £40,000 for charity through sales of Desert Orchid merchandise, especially his racing calendar.

Owner James Burridge, Midge Burridge, Richard Burridge, Simon Bullimore
Trainer David Elsworth at Whitsbury Manor Racing Stables, Fordingbridge, Wiltshire
Record 70: 34-11-8
Earnings £654,066
Major wins
Tolworth Hurdle (1984)
Kingwell Hurdle (1984)
Hurst Park Novices' Chase (1985)
King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Gainsborough Chase (1987, 1989, 1991)
Martell Cup (1988)
Whitbread Gold Cup (1988)
Tingle Creek Chase (1988)
Victor Chandler Chase (1989)
Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989)
Racing Post Chase (1990)
Irish Grand National (1990)
Awards
Timeform rating: 187
Honours
The Desert Orchid Chase at Wincanton
Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse
Statue, ashes, headstone - Kempton Park Racecourse
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Brigadier Gerard SG 3945:
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Brigadier Gerard (1968–1989) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from June 1970 until October 1972 he won seventeen of his eighteen races and has been rated the best racehorse trained in Britain in the 20th century.

He was unbeaten as a two-year-old in 1970 when his most important win came in the Middle Park Stakes. At three he was again unbeaten, defeating Mill Reef in a famous race for the 2000 Guineas and going on to win the St. James's Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes, Goodwood Mile and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over a mile, before moving up in distance to win the Champion Stakes over ten furlongs. As a four-year-old he won the Lockinge Stakes, Prince of Wales's Stakes and Eclipse Stakes before moving up in distance to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over one and a half miles. Brigadier Gerard sustained his first and only defeat when beaten by Roberto in the inaugural running of the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup.

Owner Mr & Mrs. John L. Hislop[1]
Trainer Dick Hern
Record 18: 17-1-0
Earnings £253,024.70
Major wins
Washington Singer Stakes (1970)
Middle Park Stakes (1970)
2000 Guineas (1971)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1971)
Sussex Stakes (1971)
Goodwood Mile (1971)
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1971 & 1972)
Champion Stakes (1971 & 1972)
Westbury Stakes (1972)
Lockinge Stakes (1972)
Prince of Wales's Stakes (1972)
Eclipse Stakes (1972)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1972)
Awards
British Horse of the Year (1972)
Timeform top-rated horse (1971 (equal), 1972)
Honours
Timeform rating: 144
Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown Park
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Arkle SG 3946:
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Arkle (19 April 1957 – 31 May 1970) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. A bay gelding by Archive out of Bright Cherry, he was the grandson of the unbeaten (in 14 races) flat racehorse and prepotent sire Nearco. Owned by Anne Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster, he was trained by Tom Dreaper at Greenogue, Kilsallaghan in County Meath, Ireland, and ridden during his steeplechasing career by Pat Taaffe.

At 212, his Timeform rating is the highest ever awarded to a steeplechaser. Only Flyingbolt, also trained by Dreaper, had a rating anywhere near his at 210. Next on their ratings are Sprinter Sacre on 192 and then Kauto Star and Mill House on 191. Despite his career being cut short by injury, Arkle won three Cheltenham Gold Cups, the Blue Riband of steeplechasing, and a host of other top prizes.

On 19 April 2014 a 1.1 scale bronze statue was unveiled in Ashbourne, County Meath in commemoration of Arkle.

Owner Anne Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster
Trainer Tom Dreaper
Record 35: 27-2-3
Earnings £95,198
Major wins
Cheltenham Gold Cup (1964, 1965, 1966)
King George VI Chase (1965)
Irish Grand National (1964)
Hennessy Gold Cup (1964,1965)
Leopardstown Chase (1964, 1965, 1966)
Whitbread Gold Cup (1965)
Gallagher Gold Cup (1965)
Punchestown Gold Cup (1963)
Powers Gold Cup (1963)
SGB Handicap Chase (1966)
Awards
Timeform rating: 212 (steeplechase)
(highest ever given for a steeplechaser)
Honours
British Steeplechasing Hall of Fame (1994)
Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham
Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown
Song 'Arkle' by Dominic Behan
Republic of Ireland postage stamp (1981)
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Estimate SG 3947:
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Estimate (foaled 4 April 2009) is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old. As a four-year-old she won the Sagaro Stakes before returning to Royal Ascot to win the Gold Cup. She is owned by Queen Elizabeth II and trained by Sir Michael Stoute. In 2014 she tested positive to morphine in a post race drugs test and was disqualified from second place in the Gold Cup, but went on to win the Doncaster Cup.

Owner Queen Elizabeth II
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute
Record 13: 5-1-2
Earnings £374,228
Major wins
Queen's Vase (2012)
Sagaro Stakes (2013)
Ascot Gold Cup (2013)
Doncaster Cup (2014)
Awards
Cartier Champion Stayer (2013)
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Frankel, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Frankel © 2017 Racing Chronicle which is featured with the kind permission of Juddmonte Farm Inc.

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Frankel, Stamp Card Series PHQ 427 (1) 4.17
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Red Rum, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Red Rum © S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sports/PA Images, featured with the kind permission of Donald McCain Racing Limited.

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Shergar, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Shergar © Racing Post, featured with the kind permission of the Aga Khan Studs.

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Kauto Star, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Kauto Star © David Jones/PA Images, featured with the kind permission of the Clive D Smith.

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Desert Orchid, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Desert Orchid © Coloursport/Rex Shutterstock, featured with the kind permission of Richard Burridge.

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Brigadier Gerard, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Brigadier Gerard © S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sports/PA Images, featured with the kind permission of Ian Hislop.

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Arkle, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Arkle © EMPICS Sports/Topham Picturepoint/PA Images, featured with the kind permission of Anne Duchess of Westminster's Charity.

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Estimate, reproduced from a stamp designed by Together Design, featuring original artwork by Mike Heslop that references a photograph of Estimate © Hugh Routledge/Rex Shutterstock, featured with the kind permission of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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A quick trip to Chester.

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales with a population of about 80,000. It was founded as a Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in 79 AD.

A considerable amount of land in Chester is owned by the Duke of Westminster who owns an estate, Eaton Hall, near the village of Eccleston.

Chester Racecourse hosts several flat race meetings from the spring to the autumn. The races take place within view of the City walls and attract tens of thousands of visitors. The May meeting includes several nationally significant races such as the Chester Vase, which is recognised as a trial for The Derby.

Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest racecourse still in operation. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century, with 1539 cited as the year racing began. It is also thought to be the smallest racecourse of significance in England at 1 mile and 1 furlong (1.8 km) long.

The 65-acre racecourse lies on the banks of the River Dee. The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages, but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation impossible. Towards the centre of the in field is a raised mound which is decorated by a small cross known as a "rood". It is from this that the race course derives the name "Roodee"; Roodee is a corruption of "Rood Eye", meaning "The Island of the Cross.

The first recorded race was held on 9 February 1539 (although other sources list this as 10 January 1511) with the consent of the Mayor Henry Gee, whose name led to the use of the term "gee-gee" for horses. Victors were awarded the "Chester Bells", a set of decorative bells for decorating the horse's bridle, and from 1744 the "Grosvenor Gold Cup", a small tumbler made from solid gold (later silver). In 1745, the meeting became a four-day one, with one race on each day. In 1824, the Tradesmen's Cup Race (the predecessor to the Chester Cup) was introduced.
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The Racecourse at Chester
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Bit scary those people standing on the track with the horses going past.

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Derby.
Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby PC (1 September 1752 (O.S.) – 21 October 1834), usually styled Lord Stanley from 1771 to 1776, was a British peer & politician of the late eighteenth & early nineteenth centuries. He held office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1783 in the Fox–North coalition & between 1806 & 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.

A cover from the 12th Earl of Derby which I believe is addressed to Edward Grant Esquire postmarked 2nd January 1804.
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The front.
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The reverse.
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Lord Derby had a passion for horse racing & at a dinner party in 1778 held on his estate "The Oaks" in Carshalton, Lord Derby & his friends planned a sweepstake horse race, won the following year by Derby's own horse, Bridget. The race, The Oaks, has been named after the estate since. At a celebration after Bridget's win, a similar race for colts was proposed & Derby tossed a coin with Sir Charles Bunbury for the honour of naming the race. Derby won, and the race became known as the Derby Stakes. Bunbury won the initial race in 1780 with his horse, Diomed; Derby himself won it in 1787 with Sir Peter Teazle. His racing colours were black with a white cap.

Lord Derby's influence on racing has been described as "crucial".

I am glad Lord Derby won the coin toss. The Epsom Bunbury, the Victoria Bunbury & the Kentucky Bunbury just wouldn't sound right. :shock:
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Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town. Derby gained city status in 1977, and by the 2011 census its population was 248,700.

Derby was settled by Romans – who established the town of Derventio – Saxons and Vikings, who made Derby one of the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw. Initially a market town, Derby grew rapidly in the industrial era.

The Viking name Djúra-bý, recorded in Old English as Deoraby, means "Village of the Deer". However, the origin of the name 'Derby' has had multiple influences; a variation of the original Roman name 'Derventio' with pronunciation of the letter 'v' as 'b', becoming Derbentio, and later Derby, along with a link to the river Derwent – from the Celtic meaning "valley thick with oaks" – which flows through the city, triggering a shortened version of Derwent by, meaning 'Derwent settlement'.

Derby has little to do with horse racing, just sharing it's name with a famous horse race:
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British Post Office - 1978 British Horses fdc postmarked & addressed to Derby 5th July 1978.
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British Post Office - 1979 Horses Racing fdc postmarked Derby 6th June 1979
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British Post Office - 1979 Horses Racing fdc postmarked Derby 6th June 1979
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With PPP 3172 Type 2119 "Derby Fiesta July 3rd - 7th"
Used from 4th June to 9th July (should have finished on 7th)
Addressed to A G Bradbury, Leicester.

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Airmail Cover - 1979 Horses Racing postmarked Derby 6th June 1979 on first day of issue.
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Return to Writer - Not Able to Forward.
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US Postal Service California

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British Post Office - 1979 Horses Racing fdc postmarked Victoria St. PO Derby 6th June 1979
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From Derby to Manchester
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Derby registration label.
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No backstamps on reverse
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As stated earlier there does seem to be a connection with horse racing & roses:
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British Post Office fdc for the 9th World Congress of Roses
postmarked with Derby fdi on 16th July 1991 to Chesterfield.
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Doncaster.
Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England with a population of about 110,000. Part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974, Doncaster is about 17 miles north-east of Sheffield. The name: "Don-" (Old English: Donne) from the Roman settlement & river Don and "-caster" (-ceaster) from an Old English adaptation of the Latin castra ("military camp; fort").

From around the 16th century, Doncaster embraced the wealthy stagecoach trade. This led to horse breeding in Doncaster, which in turn led to the start of horse races there. The earliest important race in Doncaster's history was the Doncaster Gold Cup, first run over Cantley Common in 1766. The Doncaster Cup is the oldest continuing regulated horse race in the world.

Doncaster Racecourse (also known as the Town Moor course) is a racecourse in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It hosts two of Great Britain's 36 annual Group 1 flat races, the St Leger Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy.

The earliest important race in Doncaster's history was the Doncaster Gold Cup, first run over Cantley Common in 1766. The Doncaster Cup is the oldest continuing regulated horse race in the world. Together with the 2 miles Goodwood Cup and 2 1⁄2 miles Ascot Gold Cup, the Doncaster Cup is part of Britain's Stayers' Triple Crown for horses capable of running longer distances.

Ten years later the Racecourse moved to its present location and in 1776 Colonel Anthony St. Leger founded a race in which five horses ran. This race has remained in existence and become the world's oldest classic horse race.
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The Parade Ring at Doncaster circa 1960.
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Postmarked Doncaster but who nicked the stamp?

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The writer tells of the nice time he has had in the RAF & that he is going to Doncaster Races the next day. :)
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Unused postcard of the horses going to the start at Doncaster Races. Although from a different series & different maker to the one above I would think it would be from the same time period:
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Another unused postcard which appears from the same series, but with a different back & this time of the horses racing around the turn out of the straight:
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Real Photograph published by EL Scrivens, Doncaster.
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"X" marks the spot where the writer stands.
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Doncaster was the first post office to have "Racing Slogans" but they lasted only a few months in 1963.
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10, 11, 12, 13th Sept '63
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Doncaster to London - 30th July 1963 fdu
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Doncaster to Surrey - 30th July 1963 fdu
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Doncaster to London - 30th July 1963 fdu
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PPP 409 - Type 223 - used from 30th July to 9th September 1963.
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Nice commercially used cover:
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From Doncaster to Hull, East Yorkshire - 1st August 1963
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The Brewery Thorne, Symbol of Good Ale
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PPP 409 - Type 223 - used from 30th July to 9th September 1963.

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Doncaster to Chippenham, Wiltshire - 19th August 1963.
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Doncaster to Chippenham, Wiltshire - 19th August 1963.
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PPP 409 - Type 223 - used from 30th July to 9th September 1963.
Both addressees Harris & Williamson are regular collectors of these machine slogan cancels. I wonder if they knew each other. :)

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From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, most major towns had their own slogan postmark which contained a number. In the case of Doncaster it was 255, 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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Doncaster to Lyme Regis, Dorset
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PPP 409 - Type 223 - used from 30th July to 9th September 1963.
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The second type & the last of the Doncaster Race Meeting Slogans.
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October 25-26-1963
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Doncaster to Rugeley, Staffordshire - 7th October 1963 fdu
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Doncaster to Halifax Yorkshire - 7th October 1963 fdu
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PPP 417 Type 230 used from 7th October to 24th October 1963.
Both K Taylor & C Baker were avid collectors/dealers of these machine slogan cancels & here display the art of clear date stamp & clear slogan cancel. I have seen some doing multiple copies which the stamp in a different position on each copy for this purpose

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With black diamond census markings:
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Doncaster to Watford, Hertfordshire - 17th October 1963
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PPP 417 Type 230 - 7th October to 24th October 1963.


Perfect dead centre placement of stamp between date & slogan :)
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Two of our neighbours (Williamson & Harris) return here:
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Doncaster to Chippenham, Wiltshire - 16th October 1963
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Doncaster to Chippenham, Wiltshire - 18th October 1963

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PPP 417 Type 230 used from 7th October to 24th October 1963.
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BigSaint wrote:From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, most major towns had their own slogan postmark which contained a number. In the case of Doncaster it was 255, within a triangle. Of course it was impossible to know the exact date of posting unless another date stamp was applied:
Of course, 255 was Doncaster's number dating back to the 1844-type postmarks used on the penny reds and twopenny blues

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The Doncaster 255 returns in the triangle for the second horse racing slogan with another of our machine slogan cancel regulars, Messrs. Lee & Son:
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Doncaster to Ilford Essex - date unknown
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PPP 417 Type 230 used from 7th October to 24th October 1963.
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And the connection of horse racing & roses continues with them found to be thriving in Doncaster:
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Stuart cachet fdc for Centenary of the Royal National Rose Society issued 30th June 1976
SG #1006 to 1009 sent to Retford, Nottinghamshire.
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SG #1006 - Elizabeth of Glamis 8½p, SG #1007 - Grandpa Dickson 10p,
SG #1008 - Rosa Mundi 11p, SG #1009 - Sweet Briar
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The Pageant of the Horse:
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Doncaster to Harrowgate North Yorkshire - pictorial hand cds 23rd April 1979.
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A Doncaster double with the pictorial Pageant of the Horse Doncaster 23rd April 1979 postmark & Doncaster fdi cds for 1979 Horse Racing:
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Philart Horses cachet fdc - 6th June 1979.
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Addressed to Adrian Bradbury of Leicester, Leicestershire.
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