1979 GB commemoratives

Monday, September 17, 2007

in GB stamps

Here's an interesting curiosity...A very nice strip of three London Post c.1839 13p GB commemorative stamps on an envelope above another strip of three Policeman on the Beat 10p GB stamps. What makes this unusual, however, is that I received this envelope in the post the other day – in fact if you look carefully you'll see a post mark dated 10 September 2007 - whilst the commemorative stamps were issued in 1979! As it happens, this is no accident – the envelope contained other stamps purchased on eBay. One of the fun things about buying stamps from dealers on eBay is that on some occasions you get more than you bargained for!

1979 commemorative stamps posted in 2007

GB Miniature Sheet -1980The London Post stamp (SG Cat. 1097) was part of the four stamp set produced for the Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill (22 August – 24 October, 1979), whereas the Policeman on the Beat (SG Cat.1100) was issued on 26 September, 1979 along with three other stamps celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Police.

The London Post Stamp also appeared in the 1980 Miniature Sheet issued at the London 1980 Stamp Exhibition.

Post Office First Day Cover Miniature Sheet Rowland Hill 24 10 1979
Post Office First Day Cover Miniature Sheet Rowland Hill 24 10 1979
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1979 Rowland Hill Miniature Sheet FDC FDI Brighton Sussex
1979 Rowland Hill Miniature Sheet FDC FDI Brighton Sussex
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Gr Britain 1979 Rowland Hill blok postfris MNH
Gr Britain 1979 Rowland Hill blok postfris MNH
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Great Britain 1979 Rowland Hill postfris MNH
Great Britain 1979 Rowland Hill postfris MNH
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1979 Sir Rowland Hill Miniature Sheet Bureau H S FDC
1979 Sir Rowland Hill Miniature Sheet Bureau H S FDC
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