Buckingham First Day Covers

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Farewell to HRH The Queen Mother

A Buckingham Cover tribute to the Queen Mother Royal Mail Mint First Day Cover F

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To commemorate the passing of HM the Queen Mother in 2002 after an astonishing 101 years of proud and untiring service to her nation, Buckingham Covers produced this exclusive commemorative first day cover.

  • Limited numbers personally signed by:
    • Dame Vera Lynn
    • Julie Aubrey
    • Captain de Rouet
  • Postmarked in Windsor
  • Features full set of Royal Mail tribute stamps
  • Exclusive to Buckingham Covers

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Special Signed Editions

We have three limited signed editions of this cover available, signed by:

  • Captain William Jonathan de Rouet - Equerry to The Queen Mother and important member of the Royal household. The Queen Mother
  • Juliet Aubrey - talented actress who protrayed The Queen Mother in the film Bertie and Elizabeth
  • Dame Vera Lynn - talented singer who like The Queen Mother was an icredbile inspiration during the war

The cover has been postmarked in Windsor, on the day of the release of the Royal Mail commemorative stamp set, making for a very fitting tribute. If you would like to find out more about The Queen Mother, click here.

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We have more fantastic covers commemorating The Queen Mother. 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.

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Quick Facts: A tribute to the Queen Mother is a First-day Cover Issue date : 25th April 2002

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 BC026  Limited Availability £40.00
  Queen Mother cover, unsigned Quantity:
 BC026ESigned by: Captain William de Rouet In Stock £45.00
  Signed by the Queen Mother's Equerry, William de Rouet Quantity:
 BC026SSigned by: Juliet Aubrey In Stock £45.00
  Signed by Juliet Aubrey, who played the Queen Mother Quantity:
 BC026RSigned by: Dame Vera Lynn DBE Limited Availability £50.00
  Queen Mother signed by Forces' Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, St James Palace postmark Quantity:



Buckingham Covers Limited, registered in England No. 03877048 is part of Internet Stamps Group Limited, registered in England No. 03497867. Registered office for both: Warren House, Shearway Rd, Folkestone, Kent CT19 4BF, UK.
Tel. (+44)01303 278 137. Email. betty@buckinghamcovers.com

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