Sunday, 3 June 2018

June Slogan Postmarks

June's slogans has got off to a flying start with a new one in use on the first day!


Coronation 65th Anniversary
Thanks to MB & RW for the two different versions of this slogan both used on 1 June 2018.  One from Mount Pleasant and the other from North West Midlands.  I wonder what they used at Tyneside?
Commemorating the
65th anniversary of the
Queen's Coronation
2 June 2018



Chippendale 300
Thanks to MB for sending the second slogan for June.  This appears to be a one-day campaign on 2nd June and we only have one version so far from Edinburgh.
Update: Thanks too for an example of the other format from Gatwick on 4 June, so apparently running in parallel with the Scott one below.


Chippendale
300 years
1718-2018
A celebration of Britain's
greatest furniture maker 
  

 

Scott 150
Thanks also to JG for the third slogan, in use apparently on 4th June, period unknown. Again the only example so far is from Peterborough Mail Centre.  (See also Chippendale above, used on 4th June.)

150 years since the birth
of polar explorer
Captain Robert Falcon Scott
6 June 2018
 

Update: Thanks to GF we now have the alternative which is a 6-line format, from Belfast's Northern Ireland Mail Centre used on 7 June.



Update 11 June.  Thanks to BM we can now show the fourth new slogan in June, this one marking the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Academy, used at Peterborough on 8 June.  Would have been useful on 5 June for first day covers of the related stamps, but not used in time.  Another sales opportunity lost by Royal Mail.
RA250
1768-2018         



12 June: Thanks to MB we can now show the alternate layout from North West Midlands Mail Centre, dated 11 June, so clearly this slogan is running for a few days.  Unfortunate that Chippendale and Scott were celebrated on their birth anniversaries which coincided with the issue of the Royal Academy stamps.  The Royal Academy was founded on 10 December 1768, but as this is the 250th anniversary year most of their celebrations are taking place in the summer.


18 June:  Thanks to MB and RW for the two different examples of the Father's Day slogan from North West Midlands and a poor example from Norwich both dated 15 June.


After that one-day slogan the default seems to be back to 'youth mental health Action For Children'.  This has been seen on 2nd class from SE Anglia on 15th and Manchester on 16th.


19 June:   Thanks again to MB and to CH for the two versions of the latest slogan which makrs the award of the Walter Scott Prize to Benjamin Myers, one from Exeter and the other from North West Midlands both on 18.06.18

Congratulations
Benjamin Myers
Winner of the 2018
Walter Scott Prize
for historical fiction




 
As usual, we will be pleased to show more new ones that you find and will add them here as soon as possible, although we will be away for Philanglia (23 June at St Ives.).  I won't have a stand but if you want to meet, ask Tony at Arun Stamps.


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  2. North and West Yorkshire had the following cancels in use:-
    1/6/18 ‘Please remember to use the Postcode’
    4/6/18 ‘Chippendale’
    Both were 1st class letters sorted by machine 1

    Medway had the ‘Hay Festival’ cancel on 29/5/18

    Cornwall was using their universal machine on 11/5/18

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