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Post & Go - Winter Greenery

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Post & Go - Winter Greenery - Bureau Stamps, unsigned £20.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Winter Greenery - Machine Stamps, unsigned £20.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Winter Greenery - Machine Stamps, signed Julia Trickey £35.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Winter Greenery - Bureau Stamps, signed Ellie Harrison £35.00 Limited Availability

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  • Post & Go - Winter Greenery
  • With an Ivychurch, Romney Marsh postmark (13th November, 2014)
  • Available signed by Ellie Harrison or Julia Trickey


Issue Date: 13/11/2014

Issue Name: Post & Go - Winter Greenery

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

This is the last in the British Flora Post & Go Series and celebrates Winter Greenery, The cover, designed by Cath, features a garland of traditional Christmas evergreens, complementing the stamps perfectly! The stamps focus on Winter Greenery and feature the The Common Ivy, Butcher's Broom, Mistletoe and Holly.

 

  • Post & Go - Winter Greenery
  • With an Ivychurch, Romney Marsh postmark (13th November, 2014)
  • Available signed by Ellie Harrison or Julia Trickey
  • Each stamp features the following Winter Greenery:
    • Common Ivy
    • Butcher's Broom
    • Mistletoe
    • Holly

 

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Winter Greenery

People have hung winter greenery indoors since way back in the mists of time. It freshened stale air and was a visual reminder that life continues even in the darkest, coldest days of the season. Early in the 7th century, Pope Gregory I instructed Augustine of Canterbury to incorporate pagan customs into the Church, including the hanging of greenery, to help bring the pagan Anglo-Saxons into the Christian churches. The Christmas tree story begins in the 1300's, in northern Europe, when performers strolled the streets bearing huge pine boughs laden with apples as walking advertisements for the miracle plays they staged on the church steps. The boughs represent the Garden of Eden in the play of Adam and Eve, traditionally performed on Dec. 24th. Gradually this "paradise" tree, as it was called, transmuted into the tree of life, the Christ Child's tree. One of the first written references to a Christmas tree was in 1605 in Strasbourg, where a visitor reported seeing a tree decorated with apples, gilded candies, paper roses and thin wafers. The rose was the symbol of Mary the Virgin; the wafer represented the host of the Holy Communion, and the gilded candies were for children. The writer called the tree "Christbaum". Two hundred years later, such a tree was brought to Britain by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, and our Christmas tree tradition began.

 

Bureau of Machine stamps? What's the difference?

The Bureau released stamps have the serial number ending with the Post & Go number for the series issue. Covers also include the carrier information card for the stamp set.

Machine stamps do not have the same serial number as the bureau stamps, in fact, the serial numbers are continually changing as they are printed.

 

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Ellie Harrison is an English television presenter, best known for co-presenting Countryfile since 2009.

 

Julia Trickey is an award winning botanical artist whose glowing watercolours depict the beauty and detail of nature.

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