"Victory" stamps (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » 15 Jul 2012, 15:09

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Just a thought:

From the start of the 20th century The Post Office have issued commemorative stamps for events such as Coronations and Jubillees. Why didn’t they issue a "Victory" stamp either in 1918/19 or 1945? I know that they had quite a bit on their minds at the time, but thinking of the jingoistic nature of the country back then, I would have thought the idea might have appealed to their patriotic spirit, especially in view of all the armistice commemorative souvenirs being churned out. (The Post Office did issue a set for the 1948 London Olympics, and as they would have had to produce "normal" stamps anyway it wasn’t because of a paper shortage).

Come to think of it I don’t remember seeing any "Victory" postage stamps (as opposed to the war bond savings stamps) from any other Commonwealth or allied nation. Anyone know any better or have any thoughts? Regards Paul.

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » 15 Jul 2012, 17:20
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In memory of
John Bardgett
(15309 L/Cpl.)

11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
Paul, maybe they just thought it was inappropriate at the time. An intriguing question all the same but I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.