Same Model, Different Stamps.

It’s interesting to note that there are a couple of models
that can have different stamps on them.

The obvious model is #33 the Pub which in total has 6 different names. This is featured at the bottom of the ‘cottage collection’ page.
Here are a couple of others which have come to light.
#37 has ‘P.O.STORES’ and also ‘THE STORES’.

Thanks to David Mower for photo.
Thanks to David Mower for photo.

#42 has simply ‘BANK’ and also ‘National Westminster Bank’.

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I wonder if my father had an agreement with his bank manager to only use this bank’s name as it would have been easy to use the same model for several of the U.K. high street banks of the day, Lloyds, Barclays, Midland etc.

Some models display stamps on their sides, some as advertisements and others to commemorate special occasions.

Below is an example of stamps on the side of the ”crooked house” #32.

Other examples of stamps are on the Pub #33. Both of these photos are from the collection of David Mower and an explanation of the pub stamp can be read on the ”Guests Collections” page.

G: #33 with Advert Stamp
G: #33 with Advert Stamp

 

The picture below shows, once again, the Pub, #33, with a different stamp.

#33 Pub with stamp.
Kind thanks to John Samuelson for photo.

The Regency House Hotel is a hotel in Bury St. Edmunds and was a particular favourite place for our family to meet. We would go into town on a Wednesday or a Saturday ( Market days) and my father would deliver cottages to shops and other outlets, and take care of business, and my mother would drag us around shopping ! Then we would all meet up at the Regency and have what would usually turn out to be  a rather long lunch, usually meeting up with other friends.

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