Monday, 23 June 2014

200th anniversary of Lord's Cricket Ground - special slogan postmark

Royal Mail are really taking collectors back to the 1960s now, with special slogan postmarks popping up all over the place, for collectors to find by chance.  

Four days ago, this message appeared on twitter - from Royal Mail News (http://twitter.com/royalmailnews):
Howzat! We're celebrating the bicentenary of @HomeOfCricket with this special postmark!
It’ll appear on mail delivered to the NW8 postcode area, home of Lord’s


However I didn't notice the message, and was only alerted to the new postmark by one of our readers who sent this:
 

Is Windy Miller giving somebody out? Well maybe Royal Mail News, because our correspondent is in Hertfordshire, not St John's Wood, so the usage is not quite as restricted as they suggest.  Or it maybe something to do with the fact that the first match MCC played at Lord's was against Hertfordshire CCC (see BBC News).

Either way, this is a postmark that Cricket collectors will be looking for, so if you live in St John's Wood or Hertfordshire and have one to spare, please let me know.  Many thanks.

UPDATE: We have had reports of another example being received in Romford, Essex, and one from Gatwick MC to .... Pretoria South Africa!

1 comment:

  1. I have the postmark on a 1st class DL envelope dated 20.06.14 cancelled at Romford (RM). It was posted by a local business in a letter box in RM2 and was also delivered to RM2. My hometown has no connection with cricket that I have ever heard of. GLENN MORGAN

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