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Tribute to The Flying Scotsman Carried Cover

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Tribute to Flying Scotsman Carried Cover £40.00 Limited Availability

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  • Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Flying Scotsman's 100mph speed record
  • With a York postmark (29th May, 2004)
  • And a 'carried on the Flying Scotsman' cachet
  • Also a 'broke down at Doncaster' cachet
  • With a 17p Flying Scotsman stamp


Issue Date: 30/11/2004

Issue Name: Tribute to The Flying Scotsman Carried Cover

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

This incredible cover commemorates two big events in Flying Scotsman's history. The amazing fund-raising effort in 2004 to keep her in Britain (29th May, 2004) 70th Anniversary of the Flying Scotsman's 100MPH speed record (30th November, 2004). Each cover was carried onboard the Scotsman - but not on her glorious homecoming to the National Railway Museum in York, as first planned. She broke down that day! But of course, it is quirks like that which make a cover special and probably another reason why this one sold out at the time. Features the now RARE 17p Flying Scotsman stamp and 2 carried cachets (one documents the break down!).

 

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  • Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Flying Scotsman's 100mph speed record
  • With a York postmark (29th May, 2004)
  • And a 'carried on the Flying Scotsman' cachet
  • Also a 'broke down at Doncaster' cachet
  • With a 17p Flying Scotsman stamp

 

The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman is an express passenger train service that has operated between Edinburgh and London, the capitals of Scotland and England via the East Coast Main Line. The service began in 1862, but it wasn't until 1924 that the name was officially adopted. It is currently operated by Virgin Trains East Coast.

 

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