Buckingham Covers are based in the beautiful Kent town of Folkestone in the South East of England. Founded in 2000 by two of the world’s leading names in first day covers, Tony and Cath Buckingham. Sadly, Tony passed away in 2016, but we continue with all of the values that he held and wanted for the philatelic world.
Our covers, which are designed and made by us right here in Folkestone, have grown and grown in popularity since our inception - and in some cases, doubled or even tripled in price. Grown from just Tony and Cath, we now have a team of over 15, but we are still a small company with a passion for covers, quality, customer service, charity fund raising and treating people decently.
Our Customer Service team answer your calls, emails and letters. We don’t use call centres and our passion is clear as the team know a lot about covers and really care about you and your collections. Our service is paramount to our customers, so if for any reason you are unsatisfied, we will always try and put it right.
We are proud to have worked with a lot of organisations when producing our covers. Many of them are charities and we use our covers to raise much needed funds for them. Raising money for charity was always central to Tony Buckingham’s work and we are so proud to have worked with some amazing charities over the years including Childline, Falkland Islands memorial Chapel, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, Bomber Command Memorial, Stroke Association and many more. We have raised in excess of £850,000 from the sales of our first day covers for so many worthwhile causes.
If you would like to raise funds for a charity close to your heart or you have a celebrity supporter or contact with a celebrity who you think may like to help raise funds by signing for us, please call us on 01303 278137 or email us - we are always open to suggestions.
Buckingham Covers' Mission Statement
To create beautiful covers that are a joy to own
To create covers that will have a good future value
To give our customers the best possible attention
To treat our customers the way we’d want to be treated ourselves
To make collecting fun every step of the way
To create a happy working environment where everyone is valued
To generate money for charities and good causes
To promote cover collecting
To build a successful cover business
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.
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