British Empire Exhibition Post Card reproductions by the Association of Friends of the National Postal Museum.

Post card No. 18 a reproduction of one of the Post Office Exhibit post cards

with a stamp and extra cancellation added.

Our Treasurer and Publicity Officer, Alan Sabey, who is a Councillor with the Association of Friends of the National Postal Museum, tells me that as part of their on-going series of postcards, the Association of Friends of the National Postal Museum has produced a further series of cards covering the British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) and the 1929 Postal Union Congress.

The cards with the Wembley flavour that may be of interest to our members and are as follows:

Design submitted by Eric Gill which was rejected by The King (card 16)

Design submitted by Harold Nelson which was not used. (card 17)

Cancellation demonstration card - side showing the postmarks (card 18)

The 1925 One Penny postal stationery card (card 19)

The 1925 Three Halfpence postal stationery card (card 20)

Advert side of card 18 - "The Telephone in Business" (card 21)

Card showing the advert for the Telephone Service in the home (card 22)

These cards are available from Mr R G Pottle, P O Box 40, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 2SP., who will be able to give details of other publications by the Friends. They cost 40 pence each. Please quote the card number shown above with your order. Cheques should be made payable to "The Association of Friends of the National Postal Museum"

While we are on the subject of Wembley a special cover is being produced for the "End of an Era". It will be a longer than usual type of cover, featuring the painting by Stuart Avery which is a montage of outstanding events taken throughout the years. From the 1923 White Horse final, to the 1966 England World Cup Winners, the Stanley Mathews final, and other notable events. The cover will be cancelled with a special hand stamp for the England v Germany match in October which is the last match to be played beneath the twin towers. These can be ordered from Alan Sabey at 5.00 each.

© Exhibition Study Group 2000