SINCE 1973 THE POST OFFICE HAS PRODUCED VARIOUS SETS OF PICTURE CARDS - ESSENTIALLY FOR USE AS POSTCARDS - EACH CARD SHOWS AN ENLARGED COLOUR REPRODUCTION OF A BRITISH STAMP. THEY ARE REFERRED TO AS' PHQ' CARDS BY THE POST OFFICE AND EACH HAS A UNIQUE REFERENCE NUMBER. THIS LOT COMPRISING A BEAUTIFUL & EXTREMELY RARE PHQ CARD WAS ISSUED BY :' THE BRITISH POST OFFICE IN 1973!!PAULS COVENT GARDEN - TO COMMEMORATE THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF INIGO JONES'!! - CONDITION IN MY OPINION UNDER CARTOPHILIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN LTD. GUIDELINES IS " LIGHT BEND + TINY CORNER KNOCK + FEINT MARKS O/W EXCELLENT " (BUT PLEASE LOOK AT THE SCANS AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF) THIS WOULD ENHANCE ANY GOOD CARD COLLECTION. OR BUILDINGS OR INIGO JONES MEMORABILIA COLLECTOR! CARD SIZE IS 4.75 X 6.75 INCHES. CARTOPHILIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN LTD. GUIDELINE STEPS - POOR - FAIR - GOOD - VG - EXCELLENT - MINT (FOR FULL DEFINITION PLEASE SEE BELOW). CHEQUES OR POSTAL ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO : G. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. I ENDEAVOUR TO USE THE CARD GRADING GUIDE DEFINED BY' THE CARTOPHILIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN LTD' - THE GOVERNING BODY OF CARD COLLECTING. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING COVERING NOTE AND THE DEFINITIONS. Descriptions in the UK tend to be more discriminating than in, say, the United States of America, and the Society has a clear guide to enable collectors to trade and swap with minimum fear of disagreement.
MINT The cards must give the appearance of never having been handled, i. Be in the condition in which they would have come from the printers. Imperfections in the printing process would not affect this e. Cards cut slightly off-centre, differences in intensity of ink, marks caused by defective printing plates.
EXCELLENT Cards have been handled but only to a minimum extent and with extreme care, allowing no blemishes. VERY GOOD Cards completely clean back and front, with no damage. In particular corners would be untouched, but edges might show slight signs of wear.
No creases or stains visible. POOR A card that is soiled, damaged or badly worn, or with a serious defect, such as back missing or badly cut down in size. The item "BRITISH POST OFFICE EXTREMELY RARE PHQ CARD NO. 2 INIGO JONES 1973" is in sale since Tuesday, May 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Stamps\Great Britain\PHQ Cards".The seller is "card_mad" and is located in CANTERBURY. This item can be shipped worldwide.