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Decimalisation - D-Day

 
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machinmike
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:42 am    Post subject: Decimalisation - D-Day Reply with quote

I have just acquired a Post Office press notice from 1970 about D-Day, in which it says "To reduce philatelic pressure at counters on that day sealed packets containing the complete range of low-value stamps will be on sale at all Head Post Offices and at other post offices with philatelic posting boxes." (My italics).

Does anybody out there remember them? What were they like Question
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Gooner
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike - I have a had a response from Doug on this - but unfortunately he couldn't access the forum at the time so has asked me to forward it to you:

"There were in fact two packs issued on D-day. They were in transparent envelopes and are listed in appendix 11 on the Deegam CD. NP4 contained the 12 low values. NP5 had an additional 2p and 2.5p to make the total cost 50p (10 shillings in old money)"

I hope this helps in your quest.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I correct in assuming that these packets were unsealed ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finally managed to acquire two of these packets and they are in fact sealed across the middle of the back and at each side.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patience is the key eh Mike?

Well done.

Tell me, do they have any reference numbers apart from the Deegam notice?
I have in the past tried to track these down via Packs and Cards website if only to find out their "catalogue value".

Where did you obtain them from in the end?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is absolutely no reference on them at all. I got them from the inestimable Paul Jones
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be safe to assume that the sealing material is safe acid free material ?
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