Manchester (GB)

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Postage stamp cancelled in 1896. Depicted is Queen Victoria. Control Number 4
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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England. It is the sixth largest city in the United Kingdom with a population of 514,417 in 2013. It lies within the United Kingdom's second most populous urban area which has a population of 2.55 million. Manchester is located in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council, and the city's inhabitants are referred to as Mancunians.


Postmark Examples[edit]

York Street cancel of the 1870s, probably telegraphic
Postage stamp cancelled in 1896. Depicted is Queen Victoria. Control Number 4
MANCHESTER 2D REGISTERED 2D 1898
Postage stamp cancelled in 1916. Depicted is King Edward VII Registered

Cover Examples[edit]

Plate 87 TB Apr 1867 cover with Manchester Code O 4 bar oval duplex duplex
Plate 89 FFAug 1867 cover with Manchester Code E £ Bar Circle duplex
1901 MANCHESTER 24 to Gothenburg (Goteborg), Sweden.
Gothenburg 4 TUR.
1901 MANCHESTER 24 to Gothenburg (Goteborg), Sweden.
Front
1904 Registered Mail cancel Manchester to Dusseldorf, Germany
1905 Manchester to Holbæk, Denmark.
Shortpaid so rated T in hexagon.
1875 cover sent from Manchester to Vera Cruz in Mexico, featuring a rare pair of inverted watermark 2 Shilling Blues. Manchester red double ring despatch stamp on front. Cancelled by 498 bar handstamps. 75c reclaim handstamp.