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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Is this a British Stamp?

 

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Papergregg
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01 Oct 2020
08:58:32pm
I came across several copies of this "stamp" in some British kiloware I purchased.

It has no denomination and I can't find it in any catalogue but has been definitely used to mail letters.Image Not Found

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sheepshanks
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01 Oct 2020
09:54:23pm
re: Is this a British Stamp?

Not a stamp but probably from a label sheet or booklet as selvedge.
Appears to be a childs representation of the sun but I have been unable to pin down a particular issue.
It would need a value or indicator to be a stamp and would also have the Queens head somewhere.
If you have number of them is there a postmark date that will narrow the search?
Reverse image search does not have an answer.

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..

02 Oct 2020
02:18:23am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

An interesting sticker.
Is there any text of any kind ?
My eyes do not see any.

As Vic notes; No Queen, no value
---- not a UK postage stamp ----
and no other national text,
not a postage stamp.

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nigelc
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02 Oct 2020
05:46:55am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

There appear to be perforations but I wonder if they're printed directly on the envelope along with the label?

It has the look of a mass mailing / mass delivery item.

As sheepshanks has said seeing a postmark (real or simulated) would be interesting.

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Oldmanemu

02 Oct 2020
07:03:18am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

I have a copy with some postal markings next to it. Whatever it is, it is British.Image Not Found

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nigelc
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02 Oct 2020
08:52:33am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

I can see the perfs clearly this time. Happy

I suspect this is just a marketing device to make the cover more interesting to recipients in a mass mailshot.

The label and the printed postmark won't have any postal significance.

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Brechinite

02 Oct 2020
05:56:34pm

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This was a label attached to a booklet pane of GB stamps. Nothing to do with mailshots, moonshots or vodka shots!!

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DaveSheridan
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02 Oct 2020
11:29:39pm
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....and I've spent the last day trying to find an image of the booklet pane, without success. I'm very persistent though Winking

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nigelc
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03 Oct 2020
04:46:04am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

I found this old discussion online which I believe relates to the use of this label:

https://rec.collecting.stamps.discuss.narkive.com/4KAPV0Z2/unusual-gb-advertising-pseudo-stampt

The links to the images are broken but the use seems clear.

I thought I had seen this image before but I was surprised it was seventeen years ago! Happy

Thanks Oldmanemu for showing your example as it was the PHQ 1297 permit number that helped me steer Google to this old discussion.

In summary, these were used in mass mailings from DFS, a large UK furniture retailer.

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cdj1122
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03 Oct 2020
11:11:19am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

Wow !!!
"rec.collecting.stamps.discuss"
That lights up a memory meter

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sheepshanks
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03 Oct 2020
11:21:33am
re: Is this a British Stamp?

Well found Nigel, means I can get to sleep at last.

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Papergregg
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03 Oct 2020
12:17:18pm
re: Is this a British Stamp?

Thanks to all for helping solve the mystery of this item!

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Papergregg

01 Oct 2020
08:58:32pm

I came across several copies of this "stamp" in some British kiloware I purchased.

It has no denomination and I can't find it in any catalogue but has been definitely used to mail letters.Image Not Found

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sheepshanks

01 Oct 2020
09:54:23pm

re: Is this a British Stamp?

Not a stamp but probably from a label sheet or booklet as selvedge.
Appears to be a childs representation of the sun but I have been unable to pin down a particular issue.
It would need a value or indicator to be a stamp and would also have the Queens head somewhere.
If you have number of them is there a postmark date that will narrow the search?
Reverse image search does not have an answer.

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
02 Oct 2020
02:18:23am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

An interesting sticker.
Is there any text of any kind ?
My eyes do not see any.

As Vic notes; No Queen, no value
---- not a UK postage stamp ----
and no other national text,
not a postage stamp.

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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
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nigelc

02 Oct 2020
05:46:55am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

There appear to be perforations but I wonder if they're printed directly on the envelope along with the label?

It has the look of a mass mailing / mass delivery item.

As sheepshanks has said seeing a postmark (real or simulated) would be interesting.

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Oldmanemu

02 Oct 2020
07:03:18am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

I have a copy with some postal markings next to it. Whatever it is, it is British.Image Not Found

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nigelc

02 Oct 2020
08:52:33am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

I can see the perfs clearly this time. Happy

I suspect this is just a marketing device to make the cover more interesting to recipients in a mass mailshot.

The label and the printed postmark won't have any postal significance.

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Brechinite

02 Oct 2020
05:56:34pm

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re: Is this a British Stamp?

This was a label attached to a booklet pane of GB stamps. Nothing to do with mailshots, moonshots or vodka shots!!

Laughing

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DaveSheridan

02 Oct 2020
11:29:39pm

re: Is this a British Stamp?

....and I've spent the last day trying to find an image of the booklet pane, without success. I'm very persistent though Winking

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nigelc

03 Oct 2020
04:46:04am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

I found this old discussion online which I believe relates to the use of this label:

https://rec.collecting.stamps.discuss.narkive.com/4KAPV0Z2/unusual-gb-advertising-pseudo-stampt

The links to the images are broken but the use seems clear.

I thought I had seen this image before but I was surprised it was seventeen years ago! Happy

Thanks Oldmanemu for showing your example as it was the PHQ 1297 permit number that helped me steer Google to this old discussion.

In summary, these were used in mass mailings from DFS, a large UK furniture retailer.

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
03 Oct 2020
11:11:19am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

Wow !!!
"rec.collecting.stamps.discuss"
That lights up a memory meter

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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
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sheepshanks

03 Oct 2020
11:21:33am

re: Is this a British Stamp?

Well found Nigel, means I can get to sleep at last.

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Papergregg

03 Oct 2020
12:17:18pm

re: Is this a British Stamp?

Thanks to all for helping solve the mystery of this item!

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