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Farewell to HRH The Queen Mother
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.
Special Signed Editions
We have three limited signed editions of this cover available, signed by:
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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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: A tribute to the Queen Mother is a First-day Cover Issue date : 25th April 2002
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