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George 6th Postal Orders

George 6th Postal Order type one, first issued 1938

Stamp box to right reads 'not exceeding two in number or 5d'

 

George 6th Postal Order type one, first issued 1938

Postal Orders were Legal Tender between 3rd September 1939 & 20th December 1939

 

George 6th Postal Order type two, first issued 1939

Stamp box to right reads 'not exceeding two in number may be'

 

                          

George 6th Postal Order type two, red twenty shillings

 

                        

George 6th Postal Order type two, red forty shillings

 

George 6th Postal Order type three, first issued in 1956. Most on EIIR watermarked paper

Some difficulty was experienced with the design of the new QEII postal order

This period of postal orders saw the peak of use at over 750 million per year

 

                       

George 6th Postal Order type four, first issued in 1951. No stamp box

 

Machine postal orders first issued at Romford in 1951 and 1952 at :

Birmingham,  Newport,  Edinburgh  and  London (three offices)

 

 

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