|BC208||A British Journey - Wales, unsigned||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC208AS||A British Journey - Wales, alternative single stamp doubled cover signed Tasker Watkins VC||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC208S||A British Journey - Wales, signed the late Sir Tasker Watkins VC||£45.00||Buy Now|
|BC208S2||A British Journey - Wales, signed Lord Snowdon||£80.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 15/06/2004
Issue Name: A British Journey - Wales
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This first day cover was produced with the National Trust, and raised funds for the Snowdonia appeal. It features the full set of 6 Welsh stamps, and has an official National Trust postmark in Llanberis Gwynedd. The stamps on this cover feature beautiful natural landscapes in Wales. All the words on the cover are in both English and Welsh, including the information on the back and It is available signed by Tasker Watkins VC or Lord Snowdon.
Help us to protect Snowdonia - now and in the future. This incredible place needs urgent care. Snowdonia is one of Britian's best loved places. The stunning mountains are home to an amazing array of plants and wildlife. And the local communities and working farms form a unique landscape.
But Snowdonia's fragile environment is under extreme pressure. If we don't act now, we could lose much of what makes the area special.
Footpaths are eroding into giant scars across the landscape - because they can't cope with the high volume of visitors. Centuries old barns have become derelict and are dissapearing from our landscape - which means traditional building skills and local distinctiveness is being lost.
Woodlands and moors are shrinking in some places - as native plants are choked by invasive species like rhododendron, whilst sheep overgraze rare plants.
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Major Sir Tasker Watkins VC GBE PC QC DL was a Lord Justice of Appeal and deputy Lord Chief Justice. He was President of the Welsh Rugby Union from 1993 to 2004. In World War II, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.