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1965 – UK – GPO bulletin no3

The process of chosing a stamp design in the UK is described like this: “Many designs are submitted and the special Advisory Committee has the diffucult task of making the final choice, and recommending accordingly to the Posmaster General.” This GPO bulletin from 1965 (volume 3 (3), pp. 9 – 10, describes various designs of the Salvation Army stamps that were NOT chosen. Interestingly, MC Farrall-Bell, whose design was accepted for the 3d stamp, also had other designs, as shown.

1965 - GPO bulletin vol 3 (3)
1965 - GPO bulletin vol 3 (3)



SA 5.6c – SA band – SIGNED

SA Centenary in the UK (and the world) – Issued 09.08.1965. Cachet: Holmes Tolley illustration w/ Salvationists & banner. This cover has both phosphor & ordinary version of the stamp set – Stanley Gibbons 665 – 666. NOTE: Signed by the Stamp Designer of the 3d stamp Michael Farrar-Bell. Nicely coloured version of this cover. Addressed to Jeffrey H Booth, and stems from his collection of UK rarities, see another example here. Cat value £80 ++. Estimated £150 due to uniqueness.