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.

GB 1979 Commemorative Stamps Rowland Hill Very Fine Used Set ex fdcUK Seller
GB 1979 Commemorative Stamps Rowland Hill Very Fine Used Set ex fdcUK Seller
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1979 DEATH CENTENARY of SIR ROWLAND HILL STAMPS MNH
1979 DEATH CENTENARY of SIR ROWLAND HILL STAMPS MNH
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1984 Rowland Hill stamp on coin cover with machine cancels Great Britain GB QEII
1984 Rowland Hill stamp on coin cover with machine cancels Great Britain GB QEII
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24 OCTOBER 1979 ROWLAND HILL M SHEET BENHAM BOCS 16 FIRST DAY COVER BRIGHTON SHS
24 OCTOBER 1979 ROWLAND HILL M SHEET BENHAM BOCS 16 FIRST DAY COVER BRIGHTON SHS
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24 OCTOBER 1979 SIR ROWLAND HILL CENTENARY M SHEET FIRST DAY COVER GATWICK SHS
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