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Geoff CHILDS15/11/2018 06:43:40
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Geoff CHILDS16/11/2018 06:38:50
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2006_70th Anniversary of The First Non Stop Run Locomotive No 6201 Princess Elizabeth Glasgow
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Geoff CHILDS18/11/2018 08:03:31
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2003_World War II 60th Anniversary The Battle of Berlin High Wycombe
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Geoff CHILDS19/11/2018 06:31:20
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2000_Glasgow 2000 The Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd
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Geoff CHILDS20/11/2018 06:38:30
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2003_Rolls Royce East Kilbride 50th Anniversary Glasgow
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Geoff CHILDS21/11/2018 06:39:12
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2010_The Board of Deputies of British Jews Proud to represent the community for 250 years London
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Geoff CHILDS21/11/2018 20:35:03
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First issue in 2019 from the British Forces Philatelic Service.

New Year’s Day 2019 sees the centenary of the tragic sinking of HMY Iolaire. She was carrying sailors, who had fought during WWI,home to the isles of Lewis and Harris when she struck the infamous "The Beasts of Holm" just outside of Stornoway harbour. Sadly 201 sailors lost their lives in sight of the shoreline. Many of them lived locally and their deaths devastated the Islanders who had thought that their loved ones, who had survived the horrors of war, were soon to be home.

To commemorate this centenary BFPS, in collaboration with the Iolaire Working Group, is producing a special philatelic cover for issue on the 1st January 2019.

Description

The Great Tapestry of Scotland Trust has kindly given permission for BFPS to use an image taken by Alex Hewitt on the commemorative cover. This sits on a background image of the specially produced limited edition ‘Iolaire Harris Tweed’. A special handstamp, BFPS 3220 featuring a silhouette of ‘HMY Iolaire’, will be used to cancel a 1st class stamp from the 2018 Royal Mail special issue WWI series.

Versions of the cover will include:

  • A numbered limited edition of 201 covers which will include a book mark handcrafted from the specially woven ‘Iolaire Harris Tweed’ priced at £15 each.
  • A signed numbered limited edition of 100 at £10 each. (not yet finalised).
  • A standard unsigned edition costing £7.50 each.

These may be ordered by post using the BFPS Mail Order form and by sending a cheque (payable to BFPS CIC to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN KY9 1AX.

Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Geoff CHILDS22/11/2018 06:36:18
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2006_90th Anniversary of The First Flight of The S E 5 BFPS 2939
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Geoff CHILDS23/11/2018 06:41:53
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2013_50th Anniversary of Doctor Who 1963 50 Years 2013 BBC Lime Grove Studios London W12
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