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Irish Post Offices & Postmarks

Ballymena, Co. Antrim
(An Baile Meanach / Baile Meadhonach).

The post office opened in 1726-9 and is also listed as Ballymenagh. It has a recorded Mileage Mark, Penny Post and Maltese Cross. It was allocated number 46 from 1844. It has an English SRDS, DRDS, Machine Cancel and a Paid Mark.

Ballymena / Double Arc

Earliest known date - 3 Mar 1841
Latest known date - Unknown
Postmark type - Circular, Double Arc at base, date as MM DD/ YYYY.

Codes Known -

DR xxmm

3 Mar 1841      



Ballymena / Co.Antrim

Earliest known date - ?13 Nov 1978
Latest known date - Unknown
Postmark type - Circular, Single Ring, Space for code at top, date as DD MM / YY.

Codes Known - Q

SR 24mm

13 Nov 1978      








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