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Spain - Postal Cover from UK using FDC - 150th Anniversary of Metropolitan Police
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Type
First Day Cover
Class
Commemorative
Front Inscription
10p 11½p 13p 15p
Face Value
Pence
Issued Date
26/09/1979
Postmark
26/09/1979
Postmark Town
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Designer
Brian Sanders
Printer
Harrison & Sons (High Wycombe) Limited
Printing Method
Photogravure
Gum
Gum
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Very Fine
Spain - Postal Cover from UK using FDC - 150th Anniversary of Metropolitan Police
Posted between 8 or 9 July 2013.
Received on 12 July 2013.

No proper postmarking for 're-posting'. New stamps applied, Machin 50p + 20p + 20p.

Stamps

Policeman on the Beat, 10p
Policeman directing Traffic, 11½p
Mounted Policewoman, 13p
River Patrol Boat, 15p

Postmark

FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
26 SEP 1979
STEVENAGE, HERTS.

Leaflet

At 6 pm on Tuesday 29 September 1829 the first parties of the 'new police' marched from their station houses to the London streets to proceed on duty. It was just over three months since Sir Robert Peel's 'Act for improving the Police in and near the Metropolis' has become law, and in that time two Justices (later called Commissioners) had been appointed to take charge, a headquarters found, an organisation decided, and men recruited, sworn in, uniformed and lodged.

Within a year the Metropolitan Police had grown to a force of 3000 men organised in 17 Division covering an area within about 7 miles from the centre of London (but excluding the City itself). The uniform was designed to appear unmilitary: a blue swallow-tail coat, and a top hat judiciously strengthened with a leather crown and cane stays. The constables carried no arms beyond staff. At first they were exposed to criticism and prejudice. Policemen on patrol were ridden down and bludgeoned. Complaints poured into the central office and although the Commissioners investigated every one personally, they were accused of partiality. But the organisation was sound, discipline firm and in the end the London policemen's good sense, patience, courage and humour won the day and the public accepted him for what he was.

In the next forty years forces on the new model were formed all over the country and now Great Britain has 51 forces with a total strength of over 123,000.

The stamp issued on 26 September 1979, were designed by Brian Sanders and printed in photogravure by Harrison & Sons (High Wycombe) Limited on unwatermarked, coated, phosphor treated paper. Format horizontal: size 41 x 30mm: perforations 15 x 14: number per sheet 100.

The first day cover was designed by Luxford Design Limited.
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