Oxford (GB)

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Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With a population of 150,200 it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom,and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse. Oxford has a broad economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots. The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate examples of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.

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Oxford Postal Card sent to Berlin in 1902 with OXFORD 1 (Birmingham type) double arc cancel
1904 Oxford to New York City
1827 POSTFREE privilege cover from the son (who was in Oxford (GB) of the Governor General of India lord Amherst, to his mother.