Sent in by Margaret Stanchfield and by Hans Olov Anderson. Also found in "Ar Gwenan" 17, April 1988 by B. Jimenez and L. Graftrom and in a Swedish catalogue.
In 1881 and 1882 Swedish National Post Office experimented in Stockholm, Göteborg and Norrköping a new type of cancellation markers bearing, besides the town's name and the date marker, a central drawing meant to "soil" the stamps, thus preventing to use the letter again. This central part has been christened "BEEHIVE" by collectors al-thought. It has apparently no symbolic significance.
Two type of markers have been in use:
The use of these markers was supposedly as follows:
by Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 1/1999
Contact Group Bee Philately