RMF – Turkey

Postage meter use in Turkey began in 1954. All franks contain “TÜRK POSTALARI” or “TÜRKIYE CUMHURIYETI”. The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A – Frank with scalloped single-line frame line
B – Frank with simulated-perforation outer frame line and straight inner frame line
C – Franks with straight frame lines along all sides
D – Frank without outer frame line and with town mark attached
E – Frank with frame lines at top and bottom only, top line always with indented semi-circles
F – Frank with frame lines at top and bottom only, top line always straight
G – Frank with complete simulated-perforation outer frame line and no inner frame line

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Greetings from United Kingdom

United Kingdom, island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland. The name Britain is sometimes used to refer to the United Kingdom as a whole. The capital is London, which is among the world’s leading commercial, financial, and cultural centres. Other major cities include Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester in England, Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, and Swansea and Cardiff in Wales.

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Postal History of Isle of Man

The two largest post offices in the Isle of Man are to close in the New Year with the loss of 19 jobs. The branches on Regent Street in Douglas and Parliament Street in Ramsey will be replaced by sub post offices in nearby newsagents. An Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) spokesman said the two branches account for more than two thirds of their annual £750,000 losses. (Source : BBC)
The two largest post offices in the Isle of Man are to close in the New Year with the loss of 19 jobs. The branches on Regent Street in Douglas and Parliament Street in Ramsey will be replaced by sub post offices in nearby newsagents. An Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) spokesman said the two branches account for more than two thirds of their annual £750,000 losses. (Source : BBC)

The Isle of Man Post Office, which formerly used the trading name Isle of Man Post, operates postal collection, ancillary mail services, philatelic goods and delivery services and post office counter services on the Isle of Man.

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Greetings from Montserrat

Flag of Montserrat
Flag of Montserrat

Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory (BOT) in the Caribbean. The island is in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. Montserrat measures approximately 16 km (10 mi) in length and 11 km (7 mi) in width, with approximately 40 km (25 mi) of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed “The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean” both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.

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