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October 02, 2013

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Connie Rose

Love that stamp with a recent image of the Queen -- or is that an artistamp? Love it, anyhow.

thesnailmailer

Thank you for yet another reason to visit Scotland!

Sam

It was a pleasure to send the card - glad that it lead you into all sorts of investigations about the place. But - gosh - if I'd known you'd put this up I'd have been less scrawly with my handwriting! For those knitters amongst us, Sanquhar is perhaps best known for a very distinctive knitting tradition. As well as the Post Office, there is a wonderful small museum and a lovely cafe/art gallery. Do visit if you are in the area.

Alan B

That stamp with the painting of the Queen was official, part of a set issued in May to celebrate her 60th anniversary. You can still buy it on the Royal Mail website.

PostMuse

Have you ever seen Lark Rise to Candleford? It is a British series, from 2008, about daily life of a small town in the late 19th century. The post office, and its post mistress, are a central feature. The series is newly available on Hulu.

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