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Buckingham Covers Trooping the Colour (miniature sheet) Royal Mail stamps first

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These dazzling covers, produced exclusively by Buckingham Covers, commemorate the Trooping of the Colours ceremony, and with several cover options including special signed and flown editions, royalty collectiong doesn't get any better than this.


  • Limited editions double-signed by Andrew Fox-Pitt and Mark Goodwin-Hudson, who led the 2005 ceremony
  • Officially produced with the Royal Collection
  • Special flown and signed editions, limited to just 100
  • Exclusive to Buckingham Covers!

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Exclusive Flown and Signed Edition

A limited number of just 100 covers which were flown on board the Queen's Birthday Fly-Past, signed by Captain and pilot of the flight, Wing Commander Gair


Special Signed Editions

A limited number of cover have been signed by Andrew Fox-Pitt (Lifeguards) and Mark Goodwin-Hudson (Royal Horseguards and Dragoons), two officers who led the 2005 Trooping of the Colours ceremony. The donation for their signatures went to the Household Cavalry Museum appeal.

We are proud to have worked with the Royal Collection to bring you these covers. The first features the miniature stamp sheet with a Horse Guard Parade postmark. The second features an alternative Horse Guard Avenue postmark on the same miniature stamp sheet.

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We have more fantastic covers commemorating Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to see them all!


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.

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


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Quick Facts: Trooping the Colour (miniature sheet) is a First-day Cover Issue date : 7th June 2005

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 BC220BM  Limited Availability £20.00
  Trooping the Colour miniature sheet cover with Horse Guards Avenue postmark Quantity:
 BC220M  Sold Out £25.00
  Trooping the Colour cover with miniature sheet Quantity:
 BC220MSSigned by: Andrew Fox-Pitt In Stock £30.00
  Signed by the TWO Captains who led the parade Quantity:
 BC220FC  In Stock £40.00
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