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PHQ#56 [FRONT] UK - Chrismas 1981 - Children's Drawing Stamp
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Type
PHQ Card
Class
Special Issue
Front Inscription
Sophie Sharp, age 8
Face Value
25 pence
Issued Date
18/11/1981
Postmark
18/11/1981
Postmark Town
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Cancelled to Order
Condition
Cancelled To Order - Extra Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
964
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
PHQ#56 [FRONT] UK - Chrismas 1981 - Children's Drawing Stamp
PHQ# 56

Issue Date: 18 November 1981
Issue Title: Christmas 1981
Description: Christmas (Children's paintings)
Collection Type: Front FDI PHQ Card

Card Dimension: 148 x 105 mm
Stamp Dimension: 41 x 30 mm

On the reverse, bottom-right, a sticker placed (probably) by the seller, reads

MAURELA STAMPS
13 BEXMOOR WAY
OLD BASING
BASINGSTOKE
HANTS.


Given as a gift.

Postmark

Circle date stamp (cds)
 
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
18 NOV 1981
BASINGSTOKE, HANTS

PHQ Card

The 'PHQ' stands for Postal Headquarters. PHQ Cards (also known as Stamp Cards) are postcards that feature an enlargement of British stamp issues.

All items published by the Post Office are given a number which is prefixed by letters. The first card issued, on 16 May 1973, was numbered PHQ 1, and the numbering sequence has continued to the present day.

These collector's items are printed in much smaller quantities than the matching stamps and show much more detail.

They can be collected unused (Mint PHQ Cards) or first day of issue with the stamp on the front (Front FDI PHQ Cards) or stamp on the reverse (Back FDI PHQ Cards). 

Full reference for PHQ card can be accessed here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHQ_card
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