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.
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.
The Royal Mint Stopped making silver threepences for circulation in 1944, but the later dates are more difficult to find, as most were made for export. We have just bought a huge lot of King George V and King George VI Silver Threepences, 2,300 pieces to be exact. At Christmas, these are used as gifts and also to go into the Christmas pudding. the person who finds it gets a present. These are not separated either by type or date, when the order comes in, someone will just count them out and put them in an envelope. They make excellent holiday gifts. They are circulated but there are no dogs, we made sure of that. A great Christmas Gift!
We have found this wonderful Staffa Gold, just in time for Christmas. Staffa is one of the Scottish islands and it issues its own stamps. This is an £8.00 stamp issued in 22ct gold foil in 1981. It features an Angel in the sky on this oversized large gold foil stamp. Now, these stamps are issued for local posting only, but it comes in a red gold embossed folder with a green inner. What could be more appropriate for Christmas than a gold foil Angel stamp in a red and green presentation folder? This stamp is now 35 years old. The face value was £8.00, the presentation folder cost a bunch and then there is the gold foil. So we think our price of just £14.50 is very reasonable and what a fantastic Christmas gift it would make for a collector or a youngster.