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Celebrating England Stamps torn from the Miniature Sheet

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Celebrating England Stamps torn from the Miniature Sheet, unsigned £25.00 Buy Now
Celebrating England, with 5 stamps and labels from the smilers sheet, signed Geraldine McEwan £45.00 Limited Availability
Celebrating England Stamps torn from the Miniature Sheet, signed by the Duke of Kent £135.00 Buy Now

Product Information

 

  • Celebrating England Stamps from the Miniature Sheet
  • Featuring a stunning image of St George slaying the Dragon
  • With a Stratford Upon Avon postmark (23rd April, 2007)
  • Available signed by the Duke of Kent or Geraldine McEwan


Issue Date: 23/04/2007

Issue Name: Celebrating England Stamps torn from the Miniature Sheet

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

On St George's Day, which is also Shakespeare's birthday, Royal Mail released a miniature sheet celebrating England. We have used the stamps from this sheet to create this superb tribute to England and her patron saint. Postmarked at Shakespeare's birth place. A limited number are signed by the Duke of Kent, cousin to HRM The Queen (can't get more English than that!).

 

  • Celebrating England Stamps from the Miniature Sheet
  • Featuring a stunning image of St George slaying the Dragon
  • With a Stratford Upon Avon postmark (23rd April, 2007)
  • Available signed by the Duke of Kent or Geraldine McEwan

 

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St George - Patron Saint of England

Near the town of Silene in Libya, there lived a dragon. Th people were terrified of him so they tethered an animal outside the town gates for him each day, until they had no more. Then, in ultimate desperation, the King's daughter, young Princess Cleolinda was selected to be the sacrifice. St George rode up on his white charger, dismounted and fought thye monster on foot. As it was dying, he dragged it into the city, and slew it in front of the people. The King offered him a bag of gold as a reward for saving his daughter. This he refused and asked that it be given to the poor. The story is a powerful allegory, emblamatic of the triumph of good over evil.

 

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Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, CD is a member of the British royal family. He is a paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, being a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. He is forty-sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.

 

Geraldine McEwan was an English actress who had a long career in theatre, television and film. Michael Coveney described her, in a tribute article, as "a great comic stylist, with a syrupy, seductive voice and a forthright, sparkling manner"

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