Thursday 6 June 2019

June slogan postmarks start with D-Day commemoration

Predictably the first slogan postmark used by Royal Mail this month marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings - D-Day.

Thanks to MB for sending this copy from North West Midlands mail centre 05/06/2019

75th anniversary
of the
D-Day landings
6 June 1944

UPDATE 11 June.
This week's slogan is back on the health stream, for National Blood Week.  I have an example from Sheffield Mail Centre 10/06/2019, but it isn't good enough to show here.  Hopefully others will have one or two to show.
Royal Mail supports
NHS National
Blood Week
10 - 16 June 2019

Thanks to MB for supplying both versions of this.  Edinburgh Mail Centre 08/06/2019 on 2nd class, and North West Midlands on 10/06/2019.

UPDATE 14 June:
Thanks again to MB for another new slogan from North West Midlands mail centre. This commemorates the centenary of the first transatlantic flight in 1919.  As recorded in Wikipedia British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919 an event of which the 50th anniversary was marked by a 5d stamp issued in 1969.

Centenary of
the first
transatlantic flight
14 June 1919

UPDATE 18 June:
Thanks to BM for the latest slogan for Children's Hospice Week from North & West Midlands on 15/06/2019

Royal Mail supports
Children's Hospice
17 - 23 June 2019

UPDATE 24 June
MB has sent another new one, for Reserves Day, used at North West Midlands on 22/06/2019

Royal Mail supports
Reserves Day
26 June 2019

UPDATE 26 June:
BM has sent these two examples of the other Reserves Day slogan both apparently from Exeter, one on 24th June one on 25th but with apparently different sizes for the last line of the slogan. The spacing between the lines is different as well.  And the narrow one has 9 wavy lines, the wider one 11 lines.

UPDATE 28 June:
We should have realised that we hadn't finished yet, if we had looked back to previous years. Here's what should be the last slogan for June - assuming Newcastle/Tyneside is in real-time and not going to dredge up something a couple of months old.  Thanks to MB for another from NWMidlands on 26.06.2019.

Royal Mail supports
Armed Forces Day
29 June 2019

UPDATE 10 July.
I've been given an example of the alternative layout from Norwich on 27-06-2019.

As usual, we'll start another post for next month's slogans.  Please save time and check to make sure we haven't already been sent one that you are thinking of sending.

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