Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Lundy Island

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Lundy Island

Published by the Landmark Trust

Postmarked 18th July 2014, from Hannah, visiting Lundy Island

[Notes: Lundy is a small island in the Bristol Channel. About a mile long there are 28 permanent residents but over 20,00 day-trippers visit each year on the Lundy ferry. The GPO (Post Office) terminated a postal service on the island in 1924, but five years later the owner of Lundy, Martin Coles Harman, set up the island’s own postal service. He created a unique ‘currency’, the Puffin (equivalent to one British pence) and the island has issued it’s own stamps ever since. All post from the island is taken to the mainland and is cancelled again in Bideford, Devon before it’s onward journey. In this example you can see the 47 Puffin stamp with the Lundy hand-stamped postmark alongside the mainland Royal Mail postmark]

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