London W (GB)

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London's Western District Office was first opened at 19 Old Cavendish St. From the office's opening to 1890 numbers 1 to 82 were used.

Postmark Examples[edit]

London W cancels[edit]

W47 cancel
LONDON 4 Great Portland Street. Parcel Cancel
LONDON W 38 1954
LONDON W 89 1957
LONDON Western Office 1887 on 10 Shilling

Special Cancels[edit]

International Exhibition of 1862[edit]

The International of 1862, or Great London Exposition, was a world's fair. It was held from 1 May to 1 November 1862, beside the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington, London, England, on a site that now houses museums including the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum (London).

1862 International Exhibition cancel

Named Sub Office cancels[edit]

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Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
Post Town by 1749

Money Order Office 1 October 1792
Still known to be a Post Town 1827
Under Hounslow by 1844
Numeral 395 issued 1844
Under London 1 October 1852
Savings Bank 30 December 1861
HO and Post Town 1 May 1866
Telegraph Office 1870. Code SLW

1905 Southall to Oxford

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Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
Mount St (Grosvenor Sq) Money Order Office 1 August 1856

Savings Bank 18 November 1861
Telegraph Office 1870. Code used - MMO

Changed from a TSO to a BO 17 February 1952

Closed 23 February 1996

1950 International Reply Coupon issued at the Mount Street office W1

Notting Hill[edit]

Notting Hill had a number of sub-offices itself, whilst its main office came under the London W District office.

See Notting Hill W (GB) for its own page.