F. Haydock Park
This one of course is Doncaster - Number 5:
Ian,norvic wrote: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.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.
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!)
The Dandenong Letters Centre: DLC 992-3 / 21:34 / 27/12/2019 postmarking at bottom right of the sheet ties the Sheet very nicely. A genuine used through the mail productnorvic wrote:That's Adrian using his leftovers, the ones he couldn't sell. The postage is essentially free because he recovered the costs quickly on the ones he did sell. Bit like Christmas wrapping paper sold very cheaply in January. Great pity he couldn't be bothered to get them postmarked!
That'll be Luton, with a curly L.From Burwell, Cambridge to Louton, Bedfordshire -
True at the time, not now as AP McCoy was knighted in 2016. Richards remains the only flat racing jockey to so honoured.BigSaint wrote:Pinza was ridden in the Coronation Derby by Sir Gordon Richards who had been knighted just prior to the race, the only jockey ever to be knighted.