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Happy Birthday your Majesty - A Flying Salute!
Alongside our standard Trooping the Colours covers, we produced this luxury limited edition cover to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty, which has been flown on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and features our special Irish Guards postmark.
We are proud to have worked with the Royal Collection to bring you this cover. This luxury limited edition cover was flown by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in the Royal Fly-Past on 11th June, 2005, which was also the actual date of the 200th anniversary of the Trooping the Colours ceremony. The cover features a very special Irish Guards British Forces postmark, and completes this stunning and very limited edition cover.
The official birthday of Her Majesty the Queen is marked each year by a colourful and historic military parade and march-past, known as Trooping the Colour. If you would like to find out more about Queen Elizabeth II, click here.
We have more fantastic covers commemorating Queen Elizabeth II. 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
Quick Facts: 200 Years of British Tradition is a Commemorative Cover Issue date : 11th June 2005
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