Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Nobel Prize for Literature

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Edition signed by the great Archbiship Desmond Tutu (only 34 exist - hand numbered). £125.00 Buy Now
Full set of Nobel Prizes stamps on a Bateman's cover £50.00 Sold Out

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We worked with the National Trust to produce this cover as a tribute to Rudyard Kipling, the first British winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Kipling's appeal was so widesp...


Issue Date: 02/10/2001

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Producer: Buckingham Covers

We worked with the National Trust to produce this cover as a tribute to Rudyard Kipling, the first British winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Kipling's appeal was so widespread that he became one of the most popular Victorian writers and to this day most children know the 'The Jungle Book' and 'Just So Stories'.

This cover features Bateman's - the place that Kipling and his wife chose as their home, deep in the Sussex countryside, and the house still looks just as he described it.

This is an unusual variation of our Bateman's cover with a full set of Nobel Prize stamps and is a limited edition of just 100. Each one has been numbered by hand. Signed Editions - Just 34!

Of the 100 covers produced, just 34 were hand-signed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

He has also written "God bless you" on each one.

Archbishop Tutu, a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid, became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Our Chairman, Tony Buckingham, personally arranged for these few covers to be signed and he has also handnumbered them out of 34 and initialled each one "AB" (Anthony Buckingham) to show they are genuine.

That means that the signed editions have been numbered twice:

Each has a unique number out of

100 - because there were 100 of these special editions produced in total 34 - because of that 100, just 34 were signed by Archbishop Tutu

Just click on the small picture of the signed edition to see it larger (saves eye strain!). To return to this page afterwards, click on the "back" button on your browser.

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