Issue Date: 19/08/2010
Issue Name: Flying Scotsman Single Stamp Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This lovely cover commemorates the 75th anniversary of the World Steam Record and features a 1st class stamp and label along with a Railway Road, Birmingham postmark.
75th Anniversary of The World Steam Record - The Flying Scotsman
Built by the London North Eastern Railway, number 4472 Flying Scotsman was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at Doncaster works in 1923 at a cost of £7,944. In 1924 Flying Scotsman was handpicked by directors of LNER to act as a rolling advertisement for the Flying Scotsman service.
In 2004 the National Railway Museum saved the iconic locomotive from being sold abroad. The successful bid included £415,000 raised by the public and £365,000 donated by Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group, in addition to the £1.8m grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
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