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.

Postmark Examples[edit]

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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 0 & Maltese Cross used in 1865 Plate 74
Glasgow 8 Slogan cancel WORLD MENTAL HEALTH YEAR 1960

Sub Offices[edit]

Candleriggs[edit]

CANDLERIGGS GLASGOW CDS 1907


Hillhead[edit]

Situated near the University of Glasgow.

HILLHEAD GLASGOW CDS 1880

Telegraph Office cancels[edit]

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