Friday, February 26, 2010

Mount Pleasant postmarked cover

Just thought that i'd share this lovely cover which actually passed through the Royal Mail Mount Pleasant Sorting Office, the largest sorting office operated by Royal Mail in London, England.
The horizontal pair of stamps was issued on 16 June 1987 to mark the Centenary of St John Ambulance Brigade.
While the vertical pair belongs to the 1987 Europa series, entitled "British Architects in Europe ". The four stamps in this set depict Willis Faber and Dumas Building, Ipswich (18p), Pompidou Centre, Paris (22p), Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (31p) & European Investment Bank, Luxembourg (34p). The green stamp (2p) with the Queen portrait belongs to the definitive series.

This cover took 6 days to travel to Singapore.

1 comment:

  1. We (The British Postal Museum & Archive) are based at Mount Pleasant. See the red and brown facade at the bottom right of the photo (with the post van driving past)? That's us.

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