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 Post subject: Post Office Identification Request
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:54 am 
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I thought I posted this recently but I don’t see it so I’ll try again.

I have a mourning cover from St. James Palace franked with a 1d. R. H. stamp. It is cancelled with a squared circle device. It shows “HO” at the 9 o’clock position and a faint “W” at the 3 o’clock position. It was cancelled 29 April 1904. Can anyone tell me the name of the post office that applied the cancel?


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 Post subject: Re: Post Office Identification Request
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Almost certainly LO at left and therefore either London W or London NW. West would fit St James. Can you post a scan?
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 Post subject: Re: Post Office Identification Request
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:58 pm 
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I'll be happy to once I learn how to do so.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Office Identification Request
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 pm 
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I think I've succeeded in adding the requested scan. Whose passing prompted the use of a mourning envelope?


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 Post subject: Re: Post Office Identification Request
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:37 pm 
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Sent from Hounslow Middlesex but no idea who was being mournde.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Office Identification Request
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:04 pm 
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Thank you. I had assumed incorrectly the piece was received and cancelled by a post office very near the palace. This adds an unexpected detail to the item's history.


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