In 1969 more than 20+ countries honored Mahatma Gandhi by issuing stamp of him to celebrate Gandhi birth centenary.
United Kingdom (England , Great Britain) also issued stamp on 13 August 1969 to celebrate this event. This stamp won Gold Medal in 1970 for best Gandhi Stamp. This stamp is very simple in design with Indian flag in background designed by Biman Mullick.
Recently I bought Gandhi FDC with error.!! This FDC has date of 13 July 1969 instead of August. In my 3+ years of collection I have not seen First Date Cancellation error from Great Britain.
Following FDC is with ERROR date first day of issue.
Following FDC is with correct date of first day of issue.
If anyone has error first day of issue then please let me know so we can have good database for this kind of FDC.
Following are my other blog post related to unique/rare philatelic collection with UK Gandhi stamps.
1) 1971 British Philatelic Exhibition Cover with India Study Circle Special Cancellation.
2) FDC with Festiniog British Railway Post Office
3) 1970 Used postcard with stamp printed on GUM side.
4) FDC from British Force Post Office (BFPO)
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