Plymouth (GB)

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Plymouth is a city and unitary authority area on the south coast of Devon, England, about 190 miles (310 km) south-west of London. It is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound. Since 1967, the City of Plymouth has included the suburbs of Plympton and Plymstock, which are situated on the east side of the River Plym.

Plymouth was allocated the 620 Numeral in 1840

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Postmark Examples[edit]

Postage stamp, cancelled in 1902. KEVII 1d Red
Cover to Snaith, Yorkshire sent from Plymouth in 1924 with a marginal A24 control coded 1½d Red/brown of KGV
PLYMOUTH Spoon cancel 1856 on 1d Pink stationery
Letter, cancelled in 1941. WWII propaganda and censored
1968 Late use of the Plymouth 620 Post Office Numeral


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CROWN HILL (Current name Crownhill) is a district in the north part of the city.

It is known for having an early land defence of Crownhill Fort. This was used in the defense of Plymouth from the land; as well as being an army training base.

CROWN HILL Devon 1900 - early postmark on 1d Lilac Army Official.