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Author:  Mike Hooper [ Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Coronation Pre Cancellations 12th May 1937

Hi All

With regard to the Coronation Pre Cancellations on the 12th May 1937, I am trying to ascertain how many different Post Offices Pre Cancelled on the 12th. The ones I have are:

BISHOP BRIGGS - GLASGOW (probably the most common)
LASHAM - ALTON HANTS
THE HYDE - N.W.9 (although not very clear cancellation)

If you have different one can you please list them

Thanks and Stay Safe

Author:  Robinr [ Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Coronation Pre Cancellations 12th May 1937

Hi Mike,

Good luck with your project. Here are the post marks on the relevant covers that I have:

LONDON, 6:15PM, 11MAY 1937, H

HIGH WYCOMBE, 8:20PM, 11 MAY 1937, BUCKS
(There were two different envelopes used, with two different typewriters. My guess is that a whole pane - possibly without the cylinder block - was used. At least 100 covers!)

PENZANCE, 6 PM, !! MAY, 1937, CORNWALL

(Illegible, illegible,)12 MAY, 1937, BIRMINGHAM

MIDLAND TPO, *, 12 MY, 37, GOING SOUTH

BISHOPBRIDGE, 7 - AM, 12 MY, 37, GLASGOW

ST SAMPSON'S, *, 12 MY, GUERNSEY CH IS

VILLE AU ROI, GUERNSEY, *, 12 MY, 37, CH.IS.

UP SPECIAL, 12 MY, 37, T.P.O.

HAMPTON COURT, CAMP, 12 MAY 37, (Illegible)

THE HYDE COLINDALE AVENUE, *, 12 MY, 37, N.W.9.
(Registered)

AUDLEM, A, 12 MY, 37, CREWE. CHESHIRE

ST.JAMES ST.BRIGHTON SUSSEX *, 12 MY, 37, 1

Ditto (Registered)

BUCKINGHAM PALACE, *, 12 MY, 37, SW1

CHURCH ROAD PORTSMOUTH, 12 MY, 37, HANTS.

And here is the prize cancellation of them all...

MANCHESTER, 10-PM, 4 MAY, 1937, X

And finally, for your delectation, a letter from the General Post Office to a Mr Grant, dated 1st June, 1937"

Sir, With reference to the latter part of your further letter of the 1st of June, I am directed by the Postmaster General to say that it it known that a certain number of Coronation stamps were sold before the authorised day of issue, despite the precautions taken to prevent such a happening.

The Postmaster General. however, is satisfied that the irregularities were the result of a genuine misapprehension on the part of the officers concerned.
I am sir, Your obedient servant...

Nice letter. Pity nobody told the PMG about the Morrisons at High Wycombe!

Author:  Mike Hooper [ Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Coronation Pre Cancellations 12th May 1937

Hi Robin

That is a fantastic collection and presents a good selection of Post offices. The 4th is really impressive, never heard of one that early.
Thanks for your reply

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