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Geoff CHILDS07/03/2018 19:10:07
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Dear All,

Sometimes the rear of the cover tells as much as the front, as in this cover I recently acquired.

Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1982_tin can mail tonga centenary 1882-1982 greenwich se10 london england_5408.jpg1982_tin can mail tonga centenary 1882-1982 greenwich se10 london england_5408 rear.jpg

Geoff CHILDS08/03/2018 06:46:51
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1995_The Opening of The Burma Road 50th Anniversary BFPS
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1995_the opening of the burma road 50th anniversary bfps_9463.jpg

Geoff CHILDS09/03/2018 06:52:15
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1999_Men of Letters William Shakespeare Stratford upon Avon
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Geoff CHILDS10/03/2018 07:41:13
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1998_Queen Alice Lewis Carroll Centenary Year Windsor
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Geoff CHILDS11/03/2018 07:36:36
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2002_Commonwealth Games 2002 Douglas Isle of Man
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Geoff CHILDS11/03/2018 19:07:49
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Coming soon from the British Forces Philatelic Service

On the 1st of April 1918 the World's first independent air force was formed by merging the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps. Entitled 'The Royal Air Force' (RAF), this new service was the British response to the growing role of airpower in warfare.

2018 sees the centenary of the RAF and to celebrate this BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to be released on the 1st April 2018.

This superb looking cover bears the images of the four founding fathers of the RAF, Lord HughTrenchard, Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts, Air Vice Marshall Sir Charles Longcroft and Sir Winston Churchill. The BFPS 3214 special handstamp featuring the RAF logo will be used to cancel one of the Royal Mail's specially issued 1st class 'RAF Centenary' stamps.

The standard unsigned version will bear a 'Hurricane Mk1' stamp and cost just £6 each, whilst any signed version will bear a 'Lightning F6' stamp and cost £12 each.

These covers come with a double insert, featuring the history of the RAF on one and the story of the forgotten founding father, Sir David Henderson, on the other. Both of these will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark this historic centenary.

Also available will be a few sheets of the personalised BFPS RAF100 Smiler® stamps (20 per sheet), priced at £38 per sheet (whilst stocks last - limited numbers available).

This is the "STANDARD EDITION".

The covers and stamp sheets may be ordered by mail order post by sending a cheque payable to BFPS CIC to BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie LEVEN KY9 1AX.

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Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

Geoff CHILDS12/03/2018 06:39:18
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1996_Doncaster Rovers and Mallard Famous Locos Doncaster
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1996_doncaster rovers and mallard famous locos doncaster_9946.jpg

Geoff CHILDS13/03/2018 06:41:45
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2001_Planting for the Future Sheffield Park Garden Uckfield
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Geoff CHILDS14/03/2018 06:12:20
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1995_The Saints Celebrate Their 80th Anniversary BFPS
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1995_the saints celebrate their 80th anniversary bfps_9464.jpg

Geoff CHILDS15/03/2018 06:42:27
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1999_Centenary Marylebone Station 1899-1999 100 years of Progress London NW1_11695
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1999_centenary marylebone station 1899-1999 100 years of progress london nw1_11695.jpg

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