Sunday, 29 April 2012

Postage - Sunday Stamps

1949 saw the 25th Anniversary of the Universal Postage Union for which Great Britain issued a set of four stamps - 2.1/2d blue; 5d violet, 6d purple; 1s brown. I only have one of these:

Universal Postage Union - 1949
For the hundredth anniversary of Sir Rowland Hill, the postal reformer, there was a set of four multicoloured stamps - again I have only one, that of the man himself. The set contained 10p Sir Rowland Hill; 11p General Post c 1839; 13p London Post c 1839; 15p Uniform Postage 1840.

Centenary of death of Sir Rowland Hill
I was disappointed that I do not have anything relating to stamps themselves but did find some post boxes. I just don't know their year of issue (hope someone can tell me.)

Christmas Post
Thanks to the postmark showing a postcode I know my last stamp was sent from Teesside in 2002.

I must say I thing the colour on this stamp is a bit on the pale side.

For more postage stamps and things don't forget to visit Viridian's Sunday Stamps 68


Helen said...

Nice stamps! My favourite is the one with the birds in the snow. Very bright and colourful and cute.

Jo said...

I agree, that is a lovely Christmas stamp

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

The birds and the letter box are from Christmas 1983. I agree with you about the last stamp being rather pale. It could have been a very striking stamp.

viridian said...

I like the Christmas birds too. Interesting to me is how post boxes are different shapes and colors in each country. If I didn't notice, I would put my cards in a blue box (which would probably be a trash barrel).
thanks for joining in.

VioletSky said...

That last one is a bit pale - I remember these post boxes as being a very bright red.

the postbox with the birds is also my favourite!

Postcardy said...

I think the King looks out of place on the 1949 stamp.

Marcie said...

I just love the red mailboxes!

Joy said...

The Christmas stamp is a beautiful concept. The last postbox must at the end of its painting cycle ready for a lick of paint:-) Or perhaps its because it is engraved (Czeslaw Slania) and the lines have taken out the colour.