Issue Date: 18/07/2006
Issue Name: National Portrait Gallery - Sir Winston Churchill Single Stamp Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This official National Portrait Gallery Cover features a great photographic portrait of Sir Winston Churchill making the famous "V for Victory sign". One stamp features Sir Graham Sutherland's infamous portrait of Sir Winston, which he reputedly hated. You can make up your own mind!
Our lovely cover features a single Churchill stamp and our Churchill Society postmark, plus 2 1965 Churchill stamps and cachet. A limited number were genuinely signed by John Major, Michael Howard and William Hague.
The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery was formally established on 2nd December 1856, with the criteria that the Gallery was to be about the people who have made a significant contribution to British history and culture, rather than the quality or character of a particular image. This criterion is still used by the Gallery today, when deciding which works enter the National Portrait Gallery's Collection.
The Collection had several homes before finally settling at its present site on the corner of Charing Cross Road, where both the building and the Collection has ben enhanced over the years.
The National Portrait Gallery, recognising the need for showing the Collection outside London, has developed a number of ways of sharing the works with regional audiences and has been at the forefront of such developments within the museum community.
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Sir John Major, KG, CH (born 29th March 1943) is a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.
William Hague, Baron Hague of Richmond PC FRSL (born 26 March 1961) is a British Conservative politician and life peer. He represented Richmond, Yorkshire as Member of Parliament (MP) from 1989 to 2015. He also served as Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015.
Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, CH, PC, QC (born 7th July 1941) is a British politician who served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005. He had previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major.