Friday, 2 November 2018

Movember starts new month of slogan postmarks

After a dry-patch as far as slogans are concerned in recent months, November kicks off right away with the men's health campaign, Movember.

The first example is from Sheffield Mail Centre on 01/11/2018.  (See also Nov 23rd update, resumption of this after others.)

STOP MEN DYING
TOO YOUNG
SIGN UP OR 
DONATE AT
MOVEMBER.COM


UPDATE 6 November.
Thanks to MB for sending two examples, one from Medway MC on 2 November is the illustrated version, and one from North West Midlands on 3 November which shows better than the one we received.   The illustrated version has a different slogan:

STOP MEN DYING TOO YOUNG
SIGN UP OR DONATE AT
MOVEMBER.COM

MOVEMBER® FOUNDATION


UPDATE 7 NOVEMBER.  Royal Mail has advertised it's Armistice slogan on social media.  I'll post copies of actual slogans when we get them.


UPDATE 9 November.  We got two different copies of the Armistice slogan today, one from Peterborough Mail Centre 7 November, and one from Chester 8 November.

Lest we forget
11.11.18
#Armistice100


UPDATE 14 November.  Royal Mail has marked the 70th birthday of HRH the Prince of Wales not only with a miniature sheet of 6 stamps but with this slogan.  Hopefully it continued today and collectors could try to get first day covers with this machine slogan.
Update 23 November:  Thanks to JE for news that the slogan was not installed in IMP machines until 14th, the actual birthday, rather than on 12th as planned.  This is why the armistice continued until 13th.   See example from Lancashire & South Lakes MC on 14th, in which the text is laid out over 5 lines instead of 3 on the iLSMs.

Happy 70th Birthday to
HRH The Prince of Wales
14th November 2018

 

 

UPDATE 22 November:  In my absence a number of readers have sent examples of the latest slogan, which marks the circumnavigation of Great Britain by swimmer Ross Edgley (as reported here by Red Bull).  This one seems to be going on, with several dates reported; more extensive than some of RM's slogans this year, and he gets more, apparently, than the POW!
Shown here Edinburgh Mail Centre 16-11-2018 and North & West Yorkshire 20/11/2018. Also reported Peterborough, Manchester & Glasgow 19th, and North West Midlands 15th.

Congratulations
Ross Edgley - 
the first swimmer to
circumnavigate
Great Britain



Nov 23rd: We're told that Movember is now back in use from 21/22 November at Peterborough and Preston at least.

December 1st:  November goes out with the Post Early for Christmas slogan, seen for the first time from Sheffield Mail Centre (and another indistinct) 29 November 2018.  (Thank you to JW who has sent an even less distinct example from Southampton dated 28 November.)

Remember to
Post Early
this Christmas!


Thanks for all the reports this month; this will continue in December with the same slogans, and probably many more.


2 comments:

  1. The armistice slogan is used till when ?

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    1. I would have expected until Saturday 10th but I had one today postmarked 12 November.

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