25-day Journey from Berlin to Esch-Alzig in 1943 - Berlin W.15, 13 Aug 1943 Esch-Alzig, 7 Sep 1943 25-day journey! 4.5 kg = 60 Rpf. [Zone 4] Delivery fee = 15 Rpf. In August 1943, the war was not going we...
Thursday, 11 December 2014
It seems that it was a case of both The Holly and The Ivy from supplies department as both designs were sent to all Post and Go offices including the few remaining Wincor offices (although Perth PO maintain that they only received the Ivy- 2nd class - rolls).
Earlier the (solo) Remembrance Poppy stamps were loaded into one NCR machine at Norwich in both 1st and 2nd class slots. It was several days before this was noticed by a collector, and the '2nd class' roll was quickly used to produce Collectors Sets (ie pairs: 2nd class and 2nd Large) and a few 2nd class Open Value stamps. How many had already been used by the general public and for what services is impossible to know, but it will be worth looking out for them in kiloware.