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Christmas 2006 - 40 Years of Christmas Stamps Miniature Sheet Cover

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40 Years of Christmas Stamps Miniature Sheet Cover £20.00 Limited Availability
40 Years of Christmas Stamps Miniature Sheet Cover signed by Richard Briers £60.00 Buy Now

Product Information

 

  • Celebrating 40 years of Christmas stamps miniature sheet cover
  • With a Bethlehem postmark (7th November, 2006)
  • Available signed by Richard Briers CBE


Issue Date: 07/11/2006

Issue Name: Christmas 2006 - 40 Years of Christmas Stamps Miniature Sheet Cover

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Our Christmas 2006 cover celebrates 40 years of Christmas stamps. With our official Bethlehem, Llandeilo postmark, along with the Christmas miniature sheet and two original 1966 Christmas stamps, this is a must-have for any serious collector. A limited number are signed by favourite actor, stamp enthusiast and patron of Bath Postal Museum, Richard Briers.

 

  • Celebrating 40 years of Christmas stamps miniature sheet cover
  • With a Bethlehem postmark (7th November, 2006)
  • Available signed by Richard Briers CBE

 

40 Years of Christmas Stamps

1966 was a landmark year for British stamps. When Tony Benn became Postmaster General in 1965, he decided that Christmas stamps should finally be issued in Britain and ordered a competition to have the Christmas stamps designed by children. The winning designs were printed in 1966: 'King Wenceslas' by Tasveer Shemza (aged 6) and 'Snowman' by James Berry (aged 6). The young artist's names were included on the stamps but ... some stamps were printed missing the T in "Tasveer". Something to look out for!

 

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Richard Briers CBE was an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio.

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