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Epsom Races August Meeting Aug 30 - 31:
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Epsom to Braintree, Essex - 16th August 1965 (fdu)
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PPP 575t Type 354 used from 16th August 1965.

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Epsom to Petersfield, Hampshire - 16th August 1965 (fdu)
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PPP 575t Type 354 used from 16th August 1965.
A postally used example although I cannot locate the addressee, ITS Rubber Ltd.
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Epsom Races August Meeting Aug 30 - 31:
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Epsom to Ilford Essex - date unknown
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PPP 575t Type 354 used from 16th August 1965.
As previously stated, unless another date stamp appears on the cover we cannot know the exact date that these triangle postmarks were used.
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The Epsom & Ewell Show is proving to be a little of an enigma.

My searches come up with next to nothing, although there was one reference to the "None Such Show" that referred to "Horse Boarding". That is new one on me so I had to check it out.

Horseboarding, I had never heard of that before.

Horseboarding is where participants are towed behind a horse on an off-road skateboard. Yikes enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E4sCErQssQ

&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUIq_TK0WVI
The name "Nonesuch" was given as, it was claimed, there was "none such place like it" in Europe.

Given the existence of this obscure sport & that there is a horse theme among the Show postmarks I will show them here.

These postmarks & covers were used for shows from 1965 to 1970. The 1968 postmark records it as being 21 years old & run by the Epsom & Ewell Philatelic Society. :)
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Show September 25th & 26th, 1965:
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Official Show Cachet souvenir cover - postmarked 25th September 1965 to Hyde, Cheshire
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Uprated card - postmarked 25th September 1965 to Newton, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Show August 27th & 28th, 1966:
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Official Show Cachet souvenir cover - postmarked 27th August 1966 to Kingsbridge, Devon.
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The handwriting on this cover looks very similar to the handwriting on the cover in the next post.
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Show August 26th, 1967
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Official Show Cachet souvenir cover - postmarked 26th August 1967 to Sutton, Surrey.
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Uncacheted Cover to Medway Philatelic Group, a dealer in special postmarks to Sheerness, Kent.
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Show August 31st, 1968:
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Uncacheted cover - postmarked 31st August, 1968 to Southampton, Hampshire.
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I am yet to see an official cover for 1968.
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Show August 30th, 1969:
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Official Show Cachet souvenir cover - postmarked 30th August 1969 to Egham, Surrey.
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Nice horse racing design postmark.
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Uncacheted cover - postmarked 30th August 1969 to Kingston, Surrey.
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Taxed 8d for failure to affix 4d postage. Pity green taxing mark is unreadable.
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When I see taxing from a show I can only think this has been contrived.
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Show August 29th, 1970:
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Postmarked 29th August 1970 - On piece, the only example I have seen.
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BigSaint wrote:A postally used example although I cannot locate the addressee, ITS Rubber Ltd.
They were pretty big in Sandringham Road, Petersfield ...
http://britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw006138
That was 1947..... Since then, long gone (ITS went bust on late 80's / early 90's).

If you are interested in Nonsuch, its a massive park, dating back to the time of Henry VIII.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonsuch_Park
You can fairly assume the undated triangle postmark was from 1965, as I don't think they had an August 30-31 meeting "in nearby years".

Do you collect cachets "on piece" as well as full covers? ... because I'm sure I've come across some of the variants "on piece", that might fill a gap for you "until a full cover can be acquired".

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Thank you ViccyVFU for the information on ITS Rubber.

Yes all those Epsom Racing Slogans are from 1965. Perhaps I should have been more specific. Although we know "August 30 -31" was used from 16th August to 31st August 1965, we don't know the exact day it was used.

Some Racing Clubs advertised their race meetings for a short time & others you will see later went on for much longer.

Yes I do take slogans on piece if I don't have a full cover & wait for a full cover to come along.

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Epsom Pirate Postal Service.

The 1971 United Kingdom postal workers strike was a strike in the United Kingdom staged by postal workers between January and March 1971.

The strike was Britain's first national postal strike and began after postal workers demanded a pay rise of 15–20% then walked out after Post Office managers made a lower offer. The strike began on 20 January and lasted for seven weeks, finally ending with an agreement on Thursday 4 March. After voting over the weekend, the strikers returned to work on Monday 8 March 1971. The strike overlapped with the introduction of decimal currency in the UK.

A wide range of officially licensed and unlicensed private posts operated during the strike to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of official postal services. Some were genuine commercial services that provided local, national and international deliveries, but many were set up by stamp collectors and stamp dealers to provide philatelic material for collectors.
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The Epsom Pirate Postal Service was operated during the 1971 postal strike by Mr A F Barlow, Mini Stor Group, Epsom Newsagents, 27 Church Road Epsom. Initially there were no stamps from 31st January to 10th February 1971 letters bore a type written strip. Mr Barlow was sub-postmaster.
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Mini Store, 27 Church Road, Epsom.
Not sure what the with the "e" & without the "e" spelling of store is about. :?
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I am inclined to think the Epsom Pirate Postal Service was one setup for philatelists. I haven't seen a cover with the typewritten slip but I have the one below which bears a handwritten signature & date (1st February 1971) on a QEII 1/- mauve that is not described in the previous post:
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Epsom - Home of the Derby
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First Day Decimal Cover 5p - 15th February 1971.
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First Day Decimal Cover 5p overprint in red on 1/- - 15th February 1971.
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First Day of Issue, Stampex 1971 - 5p, 10p & 15p.
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Postmarked 1st March 1971.
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World Wildlife Race Day - 8th June 1973:
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World Wildlfe Fund
World Wildlife Race Day, Epsom
8th June 1973
Epsom, Surrey
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Official World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Cover.
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On 5th July 1978, the British Post Office issued a set of horses stamps (SG #1063 to #1066).

They were the Shire Horse 9p (SG #1063), Shetland Pony 10½p (SG #1064), Myrlyn Cymreig Welsh Pony 11p (SG #1065) & Thoroughbred 13p (SG #1066).

Block of 4 of the Thoroughbred 13p (SG #1066) on British Post Office fdc:
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Home of the Derby, Epsom Surrey Postmark, 5th July 1978.
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British Horses stamps (SG #1063 to #1066).

They were the Shire Horse 9p (SG #1063), Shetland Pony 10½p (SG #1064), Myrlyn Cymreig Welsh Pony 11p (SG #1065) & Thoroughbred 13p (SG #1066).
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Home of the Derby, Epsom Surrey Postmark, 5th July 1978 in black
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Home of the Derby, Epsom Surrey Postmark, 5th July 1978 in blue.


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PS I bought this one on eBay in November last year & am still waiting for it to arrive. :(
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As previously stated at the Brighton Races, I was a little bit surprised to find US "Fleetwood" fdcs for Great Britain stamps but it would appear they were in business here for at least a dozen years.

Their usual format (downunder in Australia & in England too) was to produce a fdc for each single stamp in a set & another with the complete set.

In the case of Epsom, it would appear only the "set of 4 made it down to Epsom:
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Fleetwood (which was the business name of the Unicover Corporation of Wyoming USA at this time) commenced making covers in 1929, with their first fdc in 1941. Their covers are always branded with the Fleetwood Insignia & have a linen-finish paper & usually have a narrative on the reverse. Mystic Stamp Company acquired Fleetwood in 2007.

I don't know how many fdcs Fleetwood produced for this Horses issue but all I can say it I haven't seen many. :)
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Colorano Silk Cachet fdc for the 13p Thoroughbred - SG #1066:
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Colorano were the brain child of Ray Novak & the name Colorano came from Color-Ray-Novak which was shortened to Colorano but pronounced Colorayno. Ray produced covers in the 1950's with the help of cachetmaker Ludwig Staehle who was known as the "King of Early Cachet Making" who Ray met by chance. The first silk cachet Colorano produced was for the USA Churchill issue (Scott 1264) on May 13, 1965. Colorano are still produced today.

I am yet to see all 4 values for this issue on the one Colorano Silk fdc.
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As I haven't shown the other values on Colorano Silk cachet fdcs, I add them here for completeness, even though they are postmarked elsewhere:
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Shire Horse 9p (SG #1063)

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Shetland Pony 10½p (SG #1064)

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Myrlyn Cymreig Welsh Pony 11p (SG #1065)
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Earlier I said I am yet to see a British Post Office fdc with all 4 values postmarked Epsom - Home of the Derby, however I can show a fdc with all 4 values on a regular cds:
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Epsom Surrey cds postmark, 5th July 1978.
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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:

9p Saddling Mahmoud for the Derby 1936 (SG #1087)
10½p The Liverpool Great National Steeplechase 1839 (SG #1088)
11p The First Spring Meeting Newmarket 1793 (SG #1089)
13p Racing at Dorset Ferry Windsor 1684 (SG # 1090)

Here is a British Post Office fdc with just the 9p Saddling Mahmood for the Derby 1936 cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark:
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Epsom Surrey fdi - 6th June 1979
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And now with the complete set:
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Epsom Surrey to London - 6th June 1979.
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British Post Office fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark & overprinted with the winner of the 200th Derby - "Troy":
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Epsom Surrey fdi - 6th June 1979
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1979 Troy
Winner of the 200th Derby by 7 lengths
Ridden by Willie Carson
Trained by W.Hern
I do not know who overprinted this fdc. :)

Troy (25 March 1976 – May 1983) was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from 1978 to 1979, he ran eleven times and won eight races. He is most notable for his form in the summer of 1979, when he won the 200th running of the Derby and subsequently added victories in the Irish Derby, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup. He was retired to stud at the end of the season. His career as a stallion lasted only four years before he died in 1983.

Owner Sir Michael Sobell & Lord Weinstock
Trainer Dick Hern
Record 11: 8-2-1
Earnings £450,494
Major wins
Vintage Stakes (1978)
Sandown Classic Trial (1979)
Predominate Stakes (1979)
Epsom Derby (1979)
Irish Derby (1979)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1979)
Benson and Hedges Gold Cup (1979)
Awards
Timeform rating: 122 (1978), 137 (1979)
Timeform Horse of the Year (1979)
Timeform Best Middle-distance horse (1979)
Gilbey Champion Racehorse of the Year
Gilbey Middle Distance Champion
British Horse of the Year (1979)
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Horses of Britain PHQ card for the Shetland Pony incorrectly postmarked with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979:
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Epsom Surrey fdi - 6th June 1979
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The correct date of issue of this PHQ card was 5th July 1978 as illustrated below:
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Wakefield West Yorkshire fdi - 5th July 1978
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1979 Horse Racing PHQ card for 13p stamp, Racing at Dorsett Ferry, Windsor 1684 postmarked with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979::
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I would have preferred the PHQ for the 9p stamp, but I am still looking. :)
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1979 Horse Racing fdc by the International Postal Collectors League postmarked with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979:
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FDC on Collector's Page
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FDC
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Collector's League Shield
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The Metallic Replica Stamp.
I don't know much about this cachet maker except I have seen several collections done by them. They tend prepare fdcs for unrelated events & attaching those fdcs to a page which will provide information about the event.

These tend to be highly prices limited editions (some say limited to the amount they can sell). The ones I have seen like this one usually have a gold metallic replica of the stamp in the cachet (& I would expect very little gold in that replica stamp.)

These limited edition collections tend not hold their value selling at much less than their original price.
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Enlargement of the Collector's Page for easier reading:
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1979 Horse Racing fdc Sold by The Rotary Club of Epsom (on behalf of Riding for the Disabled Association - RDA) postmarked with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979:
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FDC to Noble Park Australia
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Cachet with the Epsom Grandstand 1836
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Carried by RDA to Epsom Racecourse
Inside is a card from the Patron HRH The Princess Anne:
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With printed signatures of a few of the people I have already discussed on the thread, including Sir Gordon Richards, EWG Hide,
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Speaking of HRH Princess Anne, there was a stamp issue for her for her marriage to Captain Mark Phillips by the British Post Office on 14th November 1973:
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The Save the Children Fund cachet fdc
President HRH The Princess Anne
Postmarked Westminster Abbey to Castle Cove NSW Australia.
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3½p purple & 20p brown = SG #941 & 942
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Anne first met her future husband Mark Phillips at a party for horse lovers in 1968 after the Mexico Olympics. Princess Anne had been a keen fan of horses for most of her life and they bonded over that. She was BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1971. Phillips later went on to win an equestrian gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 1972 while Princess Anne became the first member of the British Royal family to compete at the Olympics. Their engagement was announced on 29 May 1973 after the Badminton Horse Trials, which were discussed earlier on this thread.

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1979 Horse Racing fdc by Philart postmarked with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979:
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Philart cachet fdc - postmarked Epsom Surrey 6th June 1979
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Philart is an English cachet about which I know very little. I have seen their cachets in many countries including Australia & it's Territories. They tend to use higher quality paper than other fdc producers & limit their cachets to special events. :)
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1979 Horse Racing first day car by Historic Relics postmarked with the Epsom Surrey jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979:
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9p Saddling Mahmoud for The Derby 1936
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13p Racing at Dorsett Ferry, Windsor 1684.
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Addressed to Historic Relics of Balham, London.
There is a set of 4 of these but the others are postmarked at other racing venues so I will show those later. :)

As for Historic Relics, I have no information on them & do not recall seeing them as a cachet maker.
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1979 Horse Racing first day cover by Green & Co (Philatelics) postmarked with the Epsom Surrey jockeys cap pictorial postmark as fdi on 6th June 1979:
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9p single stamp fdc - Limited Edition number 895 of 4000
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I do not know if the single & gutter pair fdcs make 8000 of are part of the same 4000.
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9p gutter pair fdc - Limited Edition number 943 of 4000
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Green & Co (Philatelics), Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
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Insert card which gives details of the stamp issue:
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As well as confirming the fdc was designed, produced & marketed by Greens Philatelics & adding that this is part of a set of 4 which I will later when I come to those locations. :)
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Now if you thought that the "Jockey's Cap" pictorial fdi postmark was the only pictorial cancel at Epsom for this stamp issue you would be incorrect.

British Post Office horse racing stamps (SG #1087 to #1090) cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Still looking to find 9p value only on this cover with this postmark.
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A pair of "Saddling Mahmoud for The Derby 1936" 9p PHQ cards:
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Both cancelled with "The Derby 200" postmark on 6th June 1979.
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This one with the colour control selvage.
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Cotswold cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Addressed to Worcester.
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Insert with details of Epsom Horse Racing.
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Printed by Cotswold Diestamping Ltd for the designers & publishers Cotswold Covers Ltd,
Marshfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
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Advertising for Eagle Star Insurance, Insurers for Collectors.
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A larger Cotswold Cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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An almost A4 size fdc with both gutters pairs of the 1978 British Horses stamps & the 1979 British Horse Racing stamps affixed & with the Epsom Surrey, pictorial Derby 200 postmark. :)
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A Philart Cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Addressed to Leicester.
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Addressed to A G Bradbury, one of our expensive cover producers
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A cover of similar design to that of the previous post but shown as "Save the Children Fund & postmarked at Philatelic Bureau Edinburgh on 6th June 1979 with the pictorial horseshoe postmark:
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Postmarked at Philatelic Bureau Edinburgh
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Addressed to the "Save the Children Fund" London
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One would be inclined to think this cover was produced by Philart as a favour for President Princess Anne & the Save the Children Fund. :)
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A Mercury cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Now I am not an expert on British cachet makers but I can't say I have seen many "Mercury" fdcs before. In fact I think I could say I have only seen one other. :)
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And here it is postmarked with London fdi cancel on 6th June 1979:
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So the cachet is something I have not seen a lot of & the autograph is the same. It looks like JWG Cannon or Carson. It does not appear to be Willie Carson whose signature I have shown before & will show again below. :)
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A Stuart cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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With Epsom Surrey pictorial Derby 200 postmark addressed to Bournemouth Hampshire.
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And trademark "Stuart Thistle" logo
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A Stuart cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Signed by Derby winning jockeys Lester Piggott & Willie Carson.
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Limited edition number 160 (of 200 :?:)
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I am guessing at the number 200. I am finding it difficult to think that these jockeys would sit still long enough to sign 160 of these let alone 200, unless there was a very lucrative "signing" fee. :)
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A mystery cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Does anyone know :?: :)
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A cachet fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey pictorial Derby 200 postmark which was only available on 6th June 1979:
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Saddling Mahmoud for the Derby 1936.
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Perhaps done by the addressee, Henry Murray of Arlington Supplies, London.
I am not sure what Quadrocolourplus means but it just looks like a card stuck on a cover.

There are others in the set with racing related cancels & I will show those later.

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Colorano Silk Cachet fdc for the 9p Saddling Mahmoud for The Derby 1936 - SG #1087:
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Addressed to Henry Murray of Arlington Supplies, London.
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Colorano were the brain child of Ray Novak & the name Colorano came from Color-Ray-Novak which was shortened to Colorano but pronounced Colorayno. Ray produced covers in the 1950's with the help of cachetmaker Ludwig Staehle who was known as the "King of Early Cachet Making" who Ray met by chance. The first silk cachet Colorano produced was for the USA Churchill issue (Scott 1264) on May 13, 1965. Colorano are still produced today.

I am yet to see all 4 values for this issue on the one Colorano Silk fdc.

The rest of the single values from this set I will later when reach those racecourses. :)
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Colorano Silk Cachet fdc for the 9p Saddling Mahmoud for The Derby 1936 - SG #1087:
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Signed by Kieran Fallon, three time Derby winner.
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Kieren Francis Fallon (born 22 February 1965 in Crusheen, County Clare, Ireland) is a retired Irish professional flat racing jockey and was British Champion Jockey six times. He rode 2,253 winners in a great career which sometimes was clouded with controversy.

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