I've just asked to be a member of the Helvetia Philatelic Society here in the UK and I was kindly sent some old newsletters. As soon as I opened the first one, I read what I had been wondering about for some time. I picked up this cover the other day and was told it was special, but I hadn't yet found out why.
This cover is franked with 18c: 3c because it was bulk printed matter (50 items or more) and another 15c because it was a cash on delivery item (up to 5f).

As you can see, the stamps are cancelled with a PP cancel. What I've found out is that this cancel was used specifically for the bulk printer matter rate so you'll find it fairly often on the 3c stamp. But to find the cancel on any other stamp is quite unusual !

So it goes to show, you have to read and read and read when you're working on a collection because there is so much philatelic information out there and the more you know, the more interesting your collection becomes!

see ya


angela's said…
Hi Adrian!
Great to come across another blog from a stamp collector. It's really nice! We are collectors (stamps,coins, paper money etc) from the Philippines and we also started blogs a short time ago. They are http://angelas-store.blogspot.com - to sell or trade stuff and http://angelas-collections - to share our collections. We try to update it regularly. We have also been trying to invite other bloggers and collectors to visit it in the hope they would like it, leave a comment or just view what we have posted so far. Anyway, hope you too could drop by and in case you find it interesting, hope you could also link our blog to yours. Thank you again! and more power to your collecting and your blogging! Have a great week!
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