One of our incredible members of staff have been going through our stock of First Day Covers and have managed to put together 10 different from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. The ones you get may vary from the illustrations, but all will be different and all will be British. Remember some of them will be 50 years old. These make an excellent gift for the holiday season, they are all British and all 10 are different.
We recently bought a stamp dealer out of all the older First Day Covers (FDC) that he had in stock and there were thousands of them. They date from the 1960’s and 1970’s with an occasional cover from the 1980’s. But we made sure that each cover had more than one commemorative stamp on them and many of the covers have as many as four different stamps on them. Each cover has a cache on it and it was cancelled on the first day that the stamps were issued. We are bundling them into groups of ten different covers, each with more than one stamp on each and we are going to offer them at just £9.50 a bundle. That works out to less than £1.00 a cover and these are older covers. Each bundle will be different and no one knows which covers you will get, but at only 95p each we think they are very interesting.
In the huge lot of First Day Covers (FDC) that we bought, there were a certain amount of non Great Britain covers. We have placed them aside and counted them into bundles of ten (10) different covers. Some are Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man all of which issue FDC’s in far smaller numbers than our Post Office. But I have also included other countries, including two from Africa. We don’t know which countries you are going to get, as we have someone who doesn’t know anything about stamps counting them out. That way, if something scarce or rare comes up, it is still included in the package. You can have ten different non GB First Day Covers at a reasonable price. If you order a great number of bundles there is some chance that there might be some slight duplication, but the more you order, the more you get.
This is a fantastic set of ten different covers issued in 2010 for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. You have ten covers each with a different full colour photo either single or together. Each cover has a first class British stamp cancelled with a special cancellation showing Buckingham Palace with the ‘Royal Mail London SW’ on it. This collection was issued by Mercury and we don’t know what each of them cost, but a first class stamp alone today cost 70p each, so the set of ten cost £7.00 in postage alone, forget the cost of the photos, envelope and handling. Our price is less then the cost of postage or just £6.60 for all ten different covers. But supplies are very limited and they are our future King and Queen!
Half Penny and Half Pence stamps, the change over from pre-decimal to decimal usage. You get 1/2p Queen Elizabeth II stamp in blue plus the 1/2d Queen Elizabeth II stamp in brown. Both have the portrait of the Queen on them and both are the lowest denomination stamps made of our Queen. You get half and half, so 100 stamps is 50 1/2d and 50 1/2p.
Because King Edward VIII only served for ten months, the Post Office only got around to issuing 4 stamps with his portrait. At that time we had a presence in Morocco and so some of these unique stamps were overprinted for use in our offices in Morocco. Great combination Edward VIII mint unused stamps but overprinted for use in Morocco. The denomination being offered here is the 15c in quantities of 100. If you have never even seen these, now is the chance to not only see them but to own some at a great price.
We think that the two remote islands that honoured H. M. the Queen are most interesting. The Falkland Islands is well known because of Argentina invading it. Nauru is a rather small, being the 3rd smallest nation in the world with a population of just 11,347. It is in the South Pacific and was known as the Phosphate Rock, until the phosphate ran out. This CrownCover contains a Prooflike 50 Pence of the Falkland Islands highlighted in red white and blue. There is an orb and sceptre on the reverse and H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The cover has a full colour photograph of the Queen. There are four stamps from Nauru on the cover, 70c, 80c, 90c and $1.00. A most unusual CrownCover from two remote islands, both still loyal to The Queen.
Before the Olympics were held in London in 2012, they ran the Olympic Torch all over the country to get as many people as possible involved. Mercury issued a series of covers for each town the torch entered. Each cover has a full colour photograph of the place such as Aberystwyth, Belfast, and Taunton. There is also a special First Class stamp on each cover. The stamp alone would cost 67p today. We have twenty (20) different covers, where they are from will vary, but all 20 will be different. A nice souvenir of the Olympics. From what we understand they were issued at about £3.50 a cover, which means the 20 covers would have cost about £70.00. If you buy it from us, you'll get 20 different full colour covers with first class stamps, not for the £70.00 but for only £15.00. That works out to just 75p a cover just over the cost of the First Class Stamp.
This is something that everyone will want, either for themselves or as a present, but there is a limit of 2 Collections per order. These are beautiful First Day Covers made up between about 2002 and 2011. But there is a hole in the middle of each cover; this was to hold a crownsized coin. Mercury who issued them made more covers than coins. They had a warehouse full and we bought them. Each package is 20 different covers the vast majority of Royal interest. You have a full cover photograph and an actual stamp cancelled with a special cancellation. Some of the stamps have a face value of over £1.00. But here is the bargain you get 20 different covers all with stamps for just £8.50, which makes them 42.5 Pence each. The stamps alone are worth more in many cases. They are colourful, yes they have a hole for a coin in them, but they are 42.5 Pence each, talk about a bargain. Limit two sets per order. Each package is different, but there will be some duplication between packages. Get them while they last…
Because King Edward VIII only served for ten months, the Post Office only got around to issuing 4 stamps with his portrait. At that time we had a presence in Morocco and so some of these unique stamps were overprinted for use in our offices in Morocco. Great combination Edward VIII mint unused stamps but overprinted for use in Morocco. The denomination being offered here is the 15c in quantities of 20. If you have never even seen these, now is the chance to not only see them but to own some at a great price.
While sorting out one of vault rooms, one of our favourite colleagues came across a group of Mint, never used British stamps that celebrated Christmas. There is the clown 3d, the snowman of 1 Shilling and 6 pence, the doll’s house of 9d, the hobby horse of 4d and the toy train set of 1 Shilling and sixpence. All of these stamps were issued before 1971 and all are in Mint unused condition. There are five different mint stamps and we are going to give you three sets of the five stamps for a very attractive price.
In 2007 it was the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Benham in Folkestone issued four special covers with their ‘silk’ pictures on them. Each cover has a different photo along with a 1st class stamp for ‘Love’. But best of all the Post Office attached to each a first class stamp with a colour reproduction of the photo on the cover. You get Elvis in his Army uniform, as a cowboy, in a blue mood and film with his signature. They are marked ‘End of a Rock and Roll Era 1935-1977’. You get all four ‘silk’ First Day Covers but supplies are limited.
This beautiful set of three famous paintings was issued by the Post Office almost 50 years ago. There are three stamps of 4d (Master Lambton) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 9d (Mares & Foals) by George Stubbs and 1/6 (Children coming out of school) by L. S. Lowry in Mint unused condition. At the time the face value of 31 pence would have bought you 5 copies of the Sunday Times with colour supplement (today £12.50). We bought the sets from someone who put them away in 1967. I am going to offer you a spectacular buy. I am going to offer the set of 3 Mint unused British Painting Stamps not for £12.50 a set, but rather 4 sets, a total of 12 Mint Stamps for just £4.50. These would make excellent gifts for anyone interested in art.
Because King Edward VIII only served for ten months, the Post Office only got around to issuing 4 stamps with his portrait. At that time we had a presence in Morocco and so some of these unique stamps were overprinted for use in our offices in Morocco. Great combination Edward VIII mint unused stamps but overprinted for use in Morocco. The denomination being offered here is the 15c in quantities of 50. If you have never even seen these, now is the chance to not only see them but to own some at a great price.
It is a rare honour for an engraver, sculptor and designer to produce an effigy of the reigning monarch. The portrait produced by Machin was first used in 1967 on all British stamps, so it appears on pre-decimal, and after 1971, decimal stamps. The portrait was also used on all coins produced for decimalisation from 1968. This singular achievement was commemorated by a medal in his honour illustrating this iconic portrait. The massive silver medal weighs three ounces with the portrait in high relief and in a mirror finish with the background reverse frosted. Housed in a plush case you get the medal, two blocks of two stamps for both predecimal and decimal definitive issues, and to round out the package, the first two coins issued for the decimal change. Silver 60mm for Royal Mail. Obv. The iconic bust used on all stamps of Elizabeth II since 1967. Rev. inscription. Proof Uncirculated reverse frosted cased.
Golden Jubilee Crown Cover 4 stamps of Belize in Central America and a 50p Crown from the Falkland Islands, which is highlighted in red, white and blue banners, It shows 3 generations of the Royal Family. These Crown Covers were issued in 2002, some 16 years ago. They honoured H. M. Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee or 50th anniversary of coming to the throne. Each cover features 4 stamps, a full-colour cover and a Prooflike Crown to honour this momentous event. Supplies are limited and once they are gone, they are gone…
Fabulous Crown Covers with the stamp coming from the British Indian Ocean Territory and the crown coming from South Georgia, issued for the Queen’s 85th birthday and Prince Philip’s 90th birthday. Exotic stamps and exotic crowns, many of which we have never seen before. Supplies are limited, so act quickly!
This is fantastic, as it is a way to get a Crown from an area most collectors don't even know existed. It is part of the Lifetime of Service by the Queen and Prince Philip. You have a cover with their portraits repeated in the diamond-shaped stamp of British Indian Ocean Territory and a crown from the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Crown has crowned E & P on the reverse and the Queen on the obverse. Profflike Uncirculated and a most unusual place for a crown to come from, act quickly as this is the only one available now!
In 2002 H. M. the Queen celebrated her Gold Jubilee 1952-2002. This large sized CrownCover contains a crown or $1.00 from the British Virgin Islands and two stamps from The Gambia. You have the Queen on horseback similar to the 1953 Coronation Crown with the Queen in profile on the obverse. It is in Prooflike condition and the cover has a full colour photo of the Queen and Prince Philip. The two stamps have the Queen on the edge and two different portraits in the centre. As crowns from the British Virgin Islands are not easy to find, we think you will like this large sized CrownCover, but supplies are limited.
Fabulous Crown Covers with the stamp coming from The Cook Islands and the crown coming from Niue, issued for the Queen’s 85th birthday and Prince Philip’s 90th birthday. Exotic stamps and exotic crowns, many of which we have never seen before. Supplies are limited, so act quickly.
A fabulous Crown Cover of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II. This colourful item contains 2 commemorative postage stamps from the Ascension Islands and a Full crownsized 50 Cents coin from the Cook Islands with the Queen’s portrait on it. The cover has a full-colour photo on it and supplies are very limited.
Fabulous Crown Covers with the stamp and crown coming from Cook Islands. Issued in 2011 as part of the Lifetime of Service series. The stamp and the cover have a picture of the Queen and Prince Philip travelling in a tour car and smiling. The coin has a wedding portrait and a modern portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with the lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH II & PRINCE PHILIP A LIFETIME PARTNERSHIP
In 2002 H.M. the Queen celebrated 50 years as our Queen, 1952-2002. The Falkland Islands issued a crown to celebrate the event and it was decked out with red, white and blue banners. You have the Queen on the obverse and again the Queen on horseback on the reverse. The crown is in Prooflike Uncirculated condition and highlighted with red, white and blue banners. It comes in a full colour cover cancelled on the First Day of Issue (FDC). There are four stamps on the cover all from Jamaica and all showing the Queen in four different stages of her life. This makes a most unusual and interesting addition to your collection, after all how many crowns are coloured in red, white and blue?