Treasures of Tutankhamun

Treasures of Tutankhamun

Treasures of Tutankhamun

100 years ago, a candle held by Egyptologist Howard Carter illuminated one of the most incredible finds - the tomb of an Egyptian Pharaoh called Tutankhamun, the last in the line of a royal family ruling in Egypt during the end of the 18th dynasty.

The discovery sparked a fascination with the ancient Egyptians, which lasts to this day and the rumours of a 'mummy curse' follow the stories.

Discover our Tutankhamun Treasures below:

Tutankhamun Stamps First Day Cover

Our Designer Katherine tells me“This cover features a photograph of Tutankhamun's 2nd anthropoid coffin. For the postmark I have echoed the design around the text of the cover and have placed it at Kensington, London SW as this is where Egyptologist Howard Carter lived”

Tutankhamun Miniature Sheet First Day Cover

Katherine says: “This cover has an image from the tomb of Tutankhamun, The Treasury. For the postmark I have drawn the gold Tutankhamun statue. The postmark place is at Highclere, Newbury as this is where the Lord of Carnarvon lived (he was instrumental in financing the expedition).”

Treasures of Tutankhamun Coin Cover

Katherine tells me: “This special coin cover has a 24 carat gold plated Tutankhamun coin encapsulated. The painting in the background is a watercolour by Hector Horeau (1801 – 1872) of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.


Until next time

All the best

Sue

P.S. You can view any of the covers shown above in more detail by clicking on the image