'Local Posts' usually issue 'Carriage Stamps' or Freight Labels
indicating prepayment of service
for forwarding mail or goods to regular Postal Authorities or via
Included here are territories, classes or entities not listed by the
Universal Postal Union (UPU) whose stamps are intended to move mail via national postal authorities.
Further included is any political entity (EnenKio Atoll,
Greenpeace, Okusi-Ambeno ...) that issues stamps - even for just
economic reasons. - This intrudes into the region of 'Cinderella'
Christmas Post Stamps in the United Kingdom
Scout and Guide Charity Christmas Posts in Great Britain
2 Field End
Stourport-on-Severn CY13 8UD, UK
(who has taken over the service from Peter Duck. Peter however
still has stock of 1981-1999 issues):
256 St Margarets Road
Twickenhan TW1 1PR, UK
(as reported in The Cinderella Stamp Club's (UK)
The Cinderella Philatelist - April 2002)
"Christmas posts have been operated by scout and other
groups since legislative sanction was passed in 1981 (in the
UK). Most groups (I noticed about 535 entities c.2014 - aj.) have issued stamps of some kind, often
self-adhesive, others have simply applied a handstamp (cachet).
Readers interested in these issues are reminded that a new issue
service for the stamps issued in 2001 and future years is run by
John Crabbe" (see left)
Enquiries: P.J. Rivett
39 Meadwood, St Mark's Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2EH, UK
Brecqhou, a small island near Sark, in the Bailiwick of Guernsey,
had one issue in 1969 then regular issues starting in December
1999. "In that month, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay,
owners of the island, commissioned a Christmas label to be
used on mail going by boat via St. Peter Port, Guernsey and on mail
sent by helicopter to Exeter or London."
Hawai'i Post sm
"Hawai'i's personal delivery service"
P O Box 8735
Honolulu Hawaii 96830
Fax: (808)-922-2343; must be 'unblocked'; dial *82 first
(I note this is the same fax# for
E-mail For Shippers
E-mail For Stamp Collectors
On June 13 2000, "Hawai'i Post" - a messenger and delivery
service in the Waikiki Beach area- started issuing postage stamps
for prepayment of services.
- Collectors can get FDC's, stamps and booklets.
The Hutt River Province Principality
("Independent Soveriegn State in West Australia")
Hutt River Postal Service
c/His Royal Highness Prince Leonard Casley
Via Western Australia 6535
The Royal Post Office
They declared independence "...in response to a dispute with the government of Western Australia over what the Casley
family considered draconian. . .
the five families who owned farms at Hutt River banded together to fight (a) quota (on their harvests) . . .
After approaches to the government to reconsider the acquisition bill failed, Casley and his associates resorted to
International Law, which they felt allowed them to secede . . . The Governor-General of Australia, Sir Paul Hasluck,
later stated that it was unconstitutional for the Commonwealth to intervene in the secession. . ."
"The Royal Hutt River Postal Service was established to provide the necessary service of mail delivery and dispatch
within the Principality and was one of the earliest government services established following secession. . ."
HRH Prince Ian
Minister for Postal Services.
"While the local resident population is small, a large number of Overseas Citizenships have been issued to people around the globe.
The Principality also enjoys a good, active and
widespread diplomatic representation throughout most of the developed world."
"The Principality of Hutt River, previously known as the Hutt River Province, is the oldest micronation in Australia.
The principality claims to be an independent sovereign state and to have achieved legal status on 21 April 1970,
although it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations. . ."
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
(Though not the producer, Groth is a wholesaler)
Tel 0041 41 750 45 72
Fax 0041 41 750 53 55
WWF coins & stamps, UNICEF coins (dealers only?)
P.O. Box 167
WWF Agent (retailer): Steurs, .be
Free counters provided by Honesty.com. (Est. 3/2001)
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