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Thread: GB Illustrated Special Event Covers & Handstamp Postmarks
23/05/2018 06:47:58

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2003_Leith International Sea Festival 23rd to 26th May 2003 Featuring HMS Tyne Edinburgh
Geoff (GBCC)

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22/05/2018 06:28:29

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2001_The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea SW3_13314
Geoff (GBCC)

2001_the royal horticultural society chelsea sw3_13314.jpg

21/05/2018 18:48:55
Posted by Carmen on 21/05/2018 11:53:34:

How apropos on my birthday, a cover about My Favouritest Sport EVER! cakegift GO ENGLAND!

Edited By Carmen on 21/05/2018 11:53:52

Happy birthday Carmen.


21/05/2018 06:40:16

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2002_Football World Cup 2002 Wembley Middx
Geoff (GBCC)

2002_football world cup 2002 wembley middx_13884.jpg

20/05/2018 07:39:29

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2001_World War II 60th Anniversary The Battle of Crete London SW1
Geoff (GBCC)

2001_world war ii 60th anniversary the battle of crete london sw1_13313.jpg

19/05/2018 07:26:42

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1997_St Andrews Fife
Geoff (GBCC)

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18/05/2018 06:50:18

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2003_200th Anniversary Britain Declares War on Napoleonic France Westminster London SW1
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_200th anniversary britain declares war on napoleonic france westminster london sw1_14412.jpg

17/05/2018 07:09:41

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2003_Manx Aviation and Military Museum Ballasalla IOM
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_manx aviation and military museum ballasalla iom_m504.jpg

16/05/2018 06:45:55

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2000_Tayside Police Silver Jubilee 1975-2000 Dundee
Geoff (GBCC)

2000_tayside police silver jubilee 1975-2000 dundee_12589.jpg

15/05/2018 19:27:35

There will be 3 versions of the commemorative cover:

  • Standard unsigned at £6 each.
  • Limited Edition signed by the Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards at £12 each.
  • Limited Edition signed by the Captain of The Escort of the Colour at £12 each.


Each of these covers will have an A4 information insert and both of these will be presented in a protective cellophane slip making a highly collectable memento of this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony.
You can order these covers via mail order by sending a cheque made out to BFPS CIC and sending it to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AX. 2018_queens birthday parade trooping the colour bfps 3216.jpg2018_queens birthday parade trooping the colour bfps 3216 postmark.jpgGeoff (GBCC)

15/05/2018 19:26:20

Coming soon

The Queen's Birthday Parade - Trooping The Colour 2018

2018 marks the 15th Trooping The Colour for 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards since 1893. This year also sees the 'Lilywhites', as they are known, commemorate the bravery and the winning of Victoria Crosses (VCs) by Captain C.H. Frisby and LCpl T.N. Jackson at the Battle of Canal du Nord on the 27 September 1918.

To commemorate these two events BFPS, in collaboration with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, will publish a commemorative cover on the 9th June 2018. Profits after production costs will be donated to the Household Division Charity.


The cover bears images of the two recipients of the VCs above those of the Battalion on parade at previous Trooping the Colour ceremonies. A first-class stamp will be cancelled by the BFPS 3216 bespoke handstamp which bears the Regimental capstar of the Coldstream Guards.

15/05/2018 06:45:03

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2003_Cranwell 62nd Anniversary of The First Flight of a British Jet Aircraft BFPS
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_cranwell 62nd anniversary of the first flight of a british jet aircraft bfps_14404.jpg

14/05/2018 06:41:08

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2003_The Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Appeal BFPS
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_the victoria cross and george cross memorial appeal bfps_14402.jpg

13/05/2018 07:28:15

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1997_The Sherlock Holmes Museum 221b Baker St London NW1_10530
Geoff (GBCC)

1997_the sherlock holmes museum 221b baker st london nw1_10530.jpg

12/05/2018 07:29:24

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2003_450th Anniversary Commemorative Issue 1553-2003 St Albans
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_450th anniversary commemorative issue 1553-2003 st albans_14401.jpg

11/05/2018 18:34:47

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2003_Great Memories from Maine Road By Bell Lee and Summerbee Manchester
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_great memories from maine road by bell lee and summerbee manchester_14400.jpg

Thread: Last Day Cover ?
10/05/2018 18:56:36


This sort of cover falls under the term 'Special Event Cover' and as it says on the tin the cover and or the postmark is to commemorate a special event, ie a battle, an anniversary of any sort etc etc.

I post two images below of covers for the 31/071969 special event.

Please visit My site by clicking on the link below as well as apart from First Day Covers I collect Special Event Covers and postmarks of Great Britain and the site has some 24000 images.

Geoff ( GBCC)

1969_last day halfpenny green stourbridge_1112.jpg1969_last day of halfpenny green stourbridge 1_1112.jpg

Thread: GB Illustrated Special Event Covers & Handstamp Postmarks
10/05/2018 06:43:05

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2002_St Kilda A World Heritage Site Western Isles
Geoff (GBCC)

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09/05/2018 06:38:19

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2003_Addis Ababa 67th Anniversary of The End of the War in Abyssinia BFPS
Geoff (GBCC)

2003_addis ababa 67th anniversary of the end of the war in abyssinia bfps_14398.jpg

08/05/2018 06:41:24

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1996_The Fellowship of Head Postmasters 24th Annual Dinner Harrogate
Geoff (GBCC)

1996_the fellowship of head postmasters 24th annual dinner harrogate_10022.jpg

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