|BC306||Celebrating England Miniature Sheet Cover, unsigned||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BC306S||Celebrating England Miniature Sheet Cover, signed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn||£50.00||Buy Now|
|BC306MS4||Celebrating England Miniature Sheet Cover, signed Alan Ayckbourn and Richard Eyre||£62.95||Buy Now|
|BC306MS3||Celebrating England Miniature Sheet Cover, signed Mark Rylance, Alan Ayckborn & Richard Eyre||£85.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 23/04/2007
Issue Name: Celebrating England Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
On St George's Day 2007 (which is also Shakespeare's birthday), Royal Mail issued a miniature sheet celebrating England. Our miniature sheet cover features an illustration of the English rose and a London pictorial postmark of the Houses of Parliament. This cover is available signed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE, Mark Rylance or Sir Richard Eyre.
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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Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE is a prolific English playwright and director. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London.
Sir David Mark Rylance Waters, known professionally as Mark Rylance, is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005.
Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CH, CBE is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.