Thursday, 8 March 2018

0118 Flag of England FOTW67

Sent: 13.03.2017
Received: 17.03.2017
Travel time: 4 days.

Sender Helen (UK).

Is interesting why postal clerk feel the impulse to draw a marker line to destroy the stamps, after mechanical cancellation; sometimes I feel that in some post offices they really don't care about hobby or beauty of things....

Flag of England is derived from St George's Cross (heraldic blazon: Argent, a cross gules). The association of the red cross as an emblem of England can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606. Since the 1990s it has been in increasingly wide use, particularly at national sporting events.

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