Saturday 8 July 2023

July 2023 slogan postmarks and other interesting postal markings

July's slogan postmarks continued from June with the Supporting NHS slogan.

New July slogan postmarks will be shown here; please check for latest updates before spending your time scanning, but if you have something new or another format, then please do send it in for publication. 


Thanks to KD for this July example of the NHS slogan, from Chester (to an address in England, so not the NHS Wales/GIG Cymru version - which we still haven't seen).

Supporting NHS75, Chester & N Wales Mail Centre 04/07/2023

UPDATE 10 July. My thanks to JE for arranging and supplying images of the NHS Wales/GIG Cymru and HSC versions for addresses in Wales and Northern Ireland, both from Gatwick Mail Centre on 03/07/2023

Supporting HSC 75 slogan used on mail to Northern Ireland addresses, from Gatwick Mail Centre 03/07/2023

GIG CYMRU NHS WALES slogan used on mail to addresses in Wales, from Gatwick Mail Centre 03/07/2023

The Northern Ireland slogan is based on the Health and Social Care system (HSC), rather than just the National Health Service.

Google reveals that In Northern Ireland, the National Health Service (NHS) is referred to as Health and Social Care or HSC. HSC in Northern Ireland provides critical and emergency care and also provides social care services like home care services, family and children’s services, day care services and social work services. 

NHS Wales is the public funded National Health Service of Wales providing healthcare to some 3 million people who live in the country.

The Welsh Government sets the Health Care strategy and NHS in Wales delivers that strategy and services via the seven Local Health Boards, three NHS Trusts and two Special Health Authorities. The NHS has a key principle which is that - Good healthcare should be available to all.

GIG Cymru yw Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol Cymru a ariennir yn gyhoeddus ac sy'n darparu gofal iechyd i oddeutu 3 miliwn o bobl sy'n byw yn y wlad.

Llywodraeth Cymru sy’n pennu’r strategaeth Gofal Iechyd a GIG Cymru sy’n cyflenwi’r strategaeth a’r gwasanaethau hynny drwy’r saith Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol, tair Ymddiriedolaeth y GIG a’r ddau Awdurdod Iechyd Arbennig. Mae gan y GIG egwyddor allweddol, sef - Dylai gofal iechyd da fod ar gael i bawb.

As predicted, the annual Dog Awareness slogan appeared again this week, and this was on our incoming mail last week.   It's a poor example from Warrington Mail Centre 01-07-2023.

Dog Awareness Week 2023 slogan, Warrington Mail Centre 01-07-2023

Fortunately Jon on Stampboards had a much better one from Croydon. Croydon and Warrington are both mail centres that we don't see very often.

Dog Awareness Week 2023 slogan, Croydon Mail Centre 07-07-2023

UPDATE 11 July: Thanks to MM for a better copy of Warrington, though it's still not as good as the Croydon one.  Thanks also to JG for this slightly stretched version of the other layout, from South East Anglia Mail Centre 05/07/2023.

Dog Awareness Week 2023 slogan, Sotuh East Anglia Mail Centre 05/07/2023

We have now reverted to the default British Heart Foundation slogan, this one from Cornwall on a letter received here this morning.

British Heart Foundation slogan Cornwall Mail Centre 10/07/2023

UPDATE 23 July - thanks to RW for this Bristol slogan in reverse layout, where the stamp would be on the left, usually on a square envelope.  RW didn't say where it was on this one!

British Heart Foundation slogan reversed layout Bristol Mail Centre 20/07/2023

Other postmarks, postal markings etc,

This image was sent to me as a puzzle, and it is CONTINGENCY BRANCH 64. It's located in the Hastings, post code area TN35but I haven't been able to track down which branch.

Counter date stamp of branch in the Hastings, Sussex, area using Contingency Branch 64 date stamp.

UPDATE 7 August.  PB reports: CB 64 has been at Ore (Hastings) since re-locating 11 Jan 2021. I met the trainer later at another office and he said they also had an Ore datestamp but the lady in the office said the CB64 was the only one she had been given.

If you have any other interesting postal markings, please send them to one of the email addresses in the top right of this blog.  Thank you.

Remember, all postmarks appearing in July will be added to this post, so check here before you spend time scanning and emailing.  I'll add new ones as quickly as possible.


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