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Wimbledon’s Tennis Postmarks 1939-2013 Part 9.

1972-1978

Each year the post office provided a commemorative postmark on stamped and addressed envelopes which was applied at the London Special Handstamp Centre (LSHC), Mt. Pleasant, London.

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Wimbledon’s Tennis Postmarks 1939-2013 Part 8

1958-1964 Saturdays in the Main Office.

Stamped addressed envelopes requesting the commemorative handstamp received in the main office on Saturdays were all postmarked 12.45.PM before the office closed for the afternoon.

 

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Wimbledon’s Tennis Postmarks 1939-2013 Part 7

1958-1971 The Time of Day in the Mobile Office.

The commemorative handstamp postmarks allowed for a time to be shown. All mail requesting registration needed to be dealt with in the mobile office at Ground as a registration service using the commemorative postmarks was not provided in the main office. The main purpose of the mobile office was to provide a registration service.

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Wimbledon’s Tennis Postmarks 1939-2013 Part 6.

1958-1971 The Time of Day in the Main Office.

The commemorative handstamp postmarks allowed for a time to be shown. All mail requesting registration needed to be dealt with in the mobile office at Ground as a registration service using the commemorative postmarks was not provided in the main office. The main purpose of the mobile office was to provide a registration service.

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Wimbledon’s Tennis Postmarks 1939-2013 Part 5.

1965-1971 The Gap

In 1965 a new pair of handstamps were introduced that were of a similar design but a little smaller. As before they could be separately identified. One had a larger space between the words ALL ENGLAND than the other.

 

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