Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Scout Christmas Posts

Since 1981, U.K. law allows for local delivery of mail by non-profit groups and charities one month prior to Christmas in direct competition with Royal Mail.

Each year, scouts, churches and schools across Great Britain deliver Christmas cards and New Year greetings in their town and surrounding villages to raise money.

John Crabbe has identified over 340 different Scout & Guide Christmas Post items. On his Web site, Scout and Guide Charity Christmas Posts in Great Britain, he has illustrations of various stamps, cancellations and special commemmorative items and when and where they were used.

To visit John's site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM