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New Book: Sub -Office Postmarks of Sheffield. FREE

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The Sub-Office Postmarks of Sheffield

By Frank Walton RDP, FRPSL


Scope This book documents the postmarks applied at all post offices that fell under Sheffield head office, other than Sheffield itself. Specifically excluded are any instructional marks. Also excluded is any reference to the colour of inks used. A total of 330 differently named offices are included, and each one of these has its own page recording the life of the office and illustrating the postmarks used. There are over 1,800 postmarks illustrated.

406 pages
Available as a FREE download from the Stuart Rossiter Trust website
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Can we have a screenshot of one of the pages please?
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406 pages (15.5Mb), but here is a taster ...

Index to the Sub-Offices

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Note that there are also maps showing the dispersion of offices (not shown)

Location coordinates for the offices

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Clearly laid out spreads covering each office

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and one in close up

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I've not delved into it too far (yet) but all in all its a very concise and easy to navigate extensive work (for the sub offices covered). Its one of those tomes that I'm sure will grow as others read it and submit postmarks from their own collections.

It set me thinking "If the environs of Sheffield has 1800 exhibits shown, imagine how big this part work could become if it tried to cover North Yorkshire (or all of the UK)".

At 10,000 miles away, and possibly no interest in Sheffield, its still worth a peek "if only to see how data can be presented well".

For us to whom its closer to home, an excellent reference work to add to the library. (Thanks Hatter for bringing it to my attention).

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Can also be downloaded (by permission of the Trust and the author) from the Great Britain Philatelic Society website:

http://www.gbps.org.uk/information/downloads/postal-markings.php

(Perhaps a bit quicker that way, as you don't have to go through the "add to basket" procedure.)

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It is free. Get it and have a look. If you don't like it press the delete button.

You would lose a minute or two of download time.

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Thanks for sharing this.

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dwhopper wrote:It is free. Get it and have a look. If you don't like it press the delete button.
… is the correct answer!!!

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Objective achieved. Glad I rescued this link out of unanswered posts.
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Sub -Office Postmarks of Sheffield. 2nd Edition FREE

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Sub-Offices of Sheffield v2-01 front cover.jpg

The publication of The Sub-Office Postmarks of Sheffield in 2018 as a Free Download, has led to a large amount of new information. In the first edition there were 1,836 illustrations: this has risen to 2,009 in the second edition. Also included are many hundreds of new codes, date range extensions and a new office has come to light: Stocksbridge PSO.
This book documents the postmarks applied at all post offices that fell under Sheffield head office, other than Sheffield itself. Specifically excluded are any instructional marks and reference to the colour of inks used. The very nature of a publication such as this is that new discoveries will continue to be made; all new information would be welcomed by the author.

By Frank Walton RDP FRPSL
Published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust
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www.rossitertrust.com
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