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Europe/Great Britain : Channel Islands Postmarks

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joelgrebin
19 Jun 2012
03:20:34pm
I am working with postmarks on piece from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Jersey and Guernsey each have several communities, the postmarks only show a Guernsey or Jersey postmark respectively and no postmarks from any of the smaller communities. I'm assuming that the communities are so small that intra island mail must not exist or there is a local post.
The Isle of Man is a larger island with many communities. Again the only postmark the I have on several pieces is that of Douglas.

Is there any information regarding indigenous postal services on these islands?

Joel
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19 Jun 2012
03:56:08pm
re: Channel Islands Postmarks

Joel

if you're a member of Steve Davis' group, Jeff Wallace is a CI specialist and can easily help you. Failing that, contact me privately and I am sure I can find his email.

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malcolm197
07 Nov 2014
01:08:59pm
re: Channel Islands Postmarks

Most mail "off island" receives a generic Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man from the head post office ( the Isle of Man used to be franked Douglas,Isle Of Man) - going back a little further the post offices on the Isle of man used to have their own machines - Ramsey,Peel,Port Erin, Port st.Mary etc. ( I have insufficient knowledge of Jersey and Guernsey )

For a real challenge look for pre- postal independence GB stamps with handstamps from small village sub post offices (also GB stamps used in Ireland pre 1922).

Malcolm

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09 Nov 2014
12:49:57am
re: Channel Islands Postmarks

Collecting cancellations from the different towns or villages is an area that has not been subject to postal agencies incessant greed. Why, they push "Mint" stamps and souvenirs and do not make anything extra from cancelled stamps soaked off paper.

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