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Post & Go - Hibernating Animals

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Name Price
Post & Go - Hibernating Animals Machine stamps, unsigned £25.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Hibernating Animals Machine stamps signed by John Challis £35.00 Limited Availability
Post & Go - Hibernating Animals Bureau stamps signed by John Challis £35.00 Limited Availability
Post & Go - Hibernating Animals - Bureau Stamps, unsigned £35.00 Sold Out

Product Information

 

  • Celebrating Hibernating Animals
  • Working officially with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
  • With a Ludlow, Shropshire postmark
  • Available signed by John Challis


Issue Date: 14/11/2016

Issue Name: Post & Go - Hibernating Animals

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Working officially with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Buckingham Covers have produced this delightful first day cover featuring Royal Mail's Hibernating Animals issue, featuring a Ludlow, Shropshire postmark. This cover is available unsigned, or signed by Patron of the British Hedgehog Society, John Challis.

 

  • Post & Go - Hibernating Animals
  • We are working officially with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
  • With a Ludlow, Shropshire postmark (14th November, 2016)
  • Available signed by John Challis
  • Features the following hibernating animals on the stamps:
    • Dormouse
    • Hedgehog
    • Grass Snake
    • Brown long eared bat

 

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Hibernating Animals - The Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are one of the UK's most iconic and loved species, but sadly they are in trouble and need our help. Their numbers have declined by a third in urban areas and a half in rural ones since 2000. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) was founded by Major Adrian Coles MBE in 1982 and is doing all they can to help reverse the decline.

Loss and fragmentation of habitat are major problems for the hedgehog; fences and walls around property are permanent impenetrable dead ends for them. They travel around a mile each night so it is important to make sure they have access to as much habitat as possible. A 13 x 13cm gap in the bottom of boundaries will help to ensure they can continue to use routes that will have been in place many years before we came along!

Offering hedgehog food or meaty cat or dog food to eat and water to drink will help too, especially during very dry weather when natural food is scarce.

Check areas carefully before mowing or strimming as each year many are killed by our garden machinery.

Hedgehogs are nocturnal and should only be out at night, the only exception to this is a female hedgehog buinding a nest in preparation for giving birth, or taking a break from her babies. In this case the hedgehog will look alert and move quickly with purpose, only staying out for short periods of time. In all other cases it is likely a hedgehog out in daylight is in need of urgent help, please contain the hedgehog in a high sided box indoors then call the BHPS for avice and local contacts.

There are lots of things we can do all to help hedgehogs, tips and hedgehoggy news can be found on the Society's website www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk

 

Bureau of Machine stamps? What's the difference?

The Bureau released stamps have the serial number ending with the Post & Go number for the series issue. Covers also include the carrier information card for the stamp set.

Machine stamps do not have the same serial number as the bureau stamps, in fact, the serial numbers are continually changing as they are printed.

 

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John Challis best known for his role as 'Boycie' in Only Fools and Horses, is also a patron of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, has signed this lovely cover for us.

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