Glasgow (GB)

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

See also Glasgow International Exhibition 1901

Postmark Examples[edit]

Glasgow 159 with reversed D in control code on cover dated Sep 27 1864 sent by the Caledonian Railway to a Solicitor in Bishop Aukland The 1d Red Plate is a rare re-entry variety of Plate 71 TK.
Glasgow 159 with Maltese cross slug in code. 2d Blue Plate 9
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June 1, 1899
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Glasgow Control code 5K used in 1864 Plate 92
Glasgow Control code 8B used in 1870 Plate 121
Glasgow Control code 9 & Φ (phi) used in 1891 on 1/- Green
Glasgow Control code 0 & Maltese Cross used in 1865 Plate 74
Glasgow 8 Slogan cancel WORLD MENTAL HEALTH YEAR 1960


REGISTERED GLASGOW coded =N circular receiving cancel of 1884 on reverse of Edinburgh Registered cover

Sub Offices[edit]


See also: Telegraph cancels section.



Situated near the University of Glasgow.



Telegraph code KFT came under the Glasgow office. The office lies 8 mile North East of Glasgow centre near Lenzie.

Kirkintilloch cancel on Parcel card with stamps cancelled at Glasgow 1899


Shettleston (Scots: Shuttlestoun, Scottish Gaelic: Baile Nighean Sheadna) is a district in the east end of Glasgow. A Gaelic derivation of the name suggests "the daughter of Seadna", whilst a shuttle in Old English means a scuttle, whilst scutel means 'dish'.

Like several of the city's districts, Shettleston was originally a small village on its outer edge, lying within Lanarkshire. Today Shettleston - the heart of a local authority ward of the same name - lies between the neighbouring districts of Parkhead to the west, and Baillieston to the east, and is about 2.5 miles from the city centre. Informally, it incorporates the neighbourhoods of Budhill, and Greenfield immediately to the north, although they fall within another Scottish Parliament constituency and Glasgow City Council ward; however, the Sandyhills neighbourhood to the south-east has the same administration as Shettleston in all respects. The area is well served by public transport, lying on the A89 road. Shettleston railway station on the North Clyde line of the Abellio ScotRail local railway network provides a direct link to Glasgow Queen Street. It once was linked to Hamilton by the North British Railway, but this line has long since been closed.

Shuttleston Glasgow cancel on Acme Manufacturing Co. letter to Foxborough, Massachussetts, USA 2d KGV orange of 1924

Telegraph Office cancels[edit]

GLASGOW CANDLERIGGS B Boxed cancel on 6d Postal Telegraph piece.

Rail Cancels[edit]