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Queen Victoria: Centenary of Her Death
To commemorate the centenary of Queen Victoria's death in 2001, Buckingham Covers created this stunning piece of postal history, featuring Royal Mail's first ever self adhesive commemorative label, as well as the Queen Victoria centenary stamp booklet.
Special Signed Edition
A small number of covers have been personally signed by Dame Judi Dench! As well as being a national treasure in her own right, Judi notably portrayed Queen Victoria in the 1997 film "Mrs. Brown". Her signature makes this cover a truly charming collector's item.
Also known as "the grandmother of Europe", Queen Victoria was the longest reigning female monarch in history.This cover has been double postmarked, once in Windsor and a second time in Osborne on the Isle of Wight, both favourite locations of "Mrs. Brown", as she was affectionately known. In addition to being one of the most influential monarch in modern European history, one might say she was also part of creating what you are now looking at; it was after all her face that appeared on the very first postal stamps! If you would like to find out more about Queen Victoria, click here.
We have more fantastic covers commemorating Queen Victoria. Click here to see them all!
What is a first day cover?
At its most basic level, a first day cover (FDC) is an envelope bearing stamps postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued. A cover originates from the practice of covering a letter in a separate sheet, so that it remained protected and safe from prying eyes. On the day the penny black was first issued, 1 May 1840, so emerged the very first FDC. Click here to find out more about first day covers
We're afraid the unsigned edition of this cover is now sold out. Do you have one of these covers in good condition that you'd like to sell? We are one of the only cover company who actively buy back our own covers and sheets, so, please email Brian Austin or contact him on +44 (0)1303 278 137 to find out what price we are currently offering.
Quick Facts: Queen Victoria: Commemorative Label Cove is a First-day Cover Issue date : 29th January 2001
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