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

As usual, we'll keep this post open to show all of the month's slogans.  Please save time and check here to make sure we haven't already been sent one that you are thinking of sending.

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