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Centenary of the Sinking of HMY Iolaire

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  • Centenary of the Sinking of HMY Iolaire
  • Our first Maritime cover of 2019!
  • Stunning watercolour painting by John Wigston
  • With a single 1st class Poppy stamp
  • And a Stornoway postmark (1st January, 2019)


Issue Date: 01/01/2019

Issue Name: Centenary of the Sinking of HMY Iolaire

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

The first commemorative cover of our 2019 Maritime Series is possibly the most sensitive and tragic we've done to date. On the 1st January 1919, HMY Iolaire sank near the Isle of Lewis and Harris not far from Stornoway Harbour in what remains one of the worst maritime disasters in United Kingdom waters during the 20th century. At least 201 of the 283 on-board perished.

Our lovely cover features a commissioned watercolour painting of Iolaire by artist John Wigston. It has a single 1st Class Poppy stamp and centenary Stornoway postmark (1st January, 2019).

 

  • Centenary of the Sinking of HMY Iolaire
  • Our first Maritime cover of 2019!
  • Stunning watercolour painting by John Wigston
  • With a single 1st class Poppy stamp
  • And a Stornoway postmark (1st January, 2019)

 

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HMY Iolaire

His Majesty's Yacht Iolaire was the Admiralty yacht Amalthaea of 1881, renamed in 1918, whose sinking on 1st January 1919 in the Minch was one of the worst maritime disasters in United Kingdom waters during the 20th century. At least 201 men perished of the 283 aboard.

 

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