Royal Mail Great War stamps to feature on Forces' mail

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imports_CCGB_postmark_43339.jpg Royal Mail Great War stamps to feature on Forces' mail
The Forces Philatelic Bureau is to produce two special covers to coincide with the release of the first of Royal Mail's Great War stamps. ...
The Forces Philatelic Bureau is to produce two special covers to coincide with the release of the first of Royal Mail's Great War stamps.

The issue will comprise a first day cover complete with all six stamps in the set, plus a commemorative cover with a single stamp highlighting the role played by the Field Post Offices during The Great War.

Both covers will be limited editions and cancelled using a unique handstamp (pictured) featuring a wartime mail censor’s mark. The first day cover includes an image of the statue by Charles Sergeant Jagger called ‘Letter from Home’ as a reminder of the great significance of mail to our Armed Forces. The commemorative cover includes an image of a Field Post Office in France during World War One. Each cover comes complete with an A4 information sheet expanding on the theme.

HOW TO PURCHASE THE COVERS

The covers cost £6 for the commemorative cover and £15 for the limited edition official first day cover. They are available now for pre-order on a first-come-first-served basis. The covers are also available by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to: BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie Fife KY9 1AX (all prices include UK/BFPO p&p). You can also order via the BFPS online shop.

The British Forces Philatelic Service (BFPS) fundraises for Service charities through philately and is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. BFPS was specially set up to ensure that the Forces Philatelic Bureau survives and thrives. BFPS is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC), which is a type of limited company designed specifically to operate for the benefit of the community.

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