|BC338B||House of Tudor stamps cover, SPECIAL EDITION, alternative Hatfield postmark, unsigned||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC338||House of Tudor stamps cover, main edition||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC338BS||House of Tudor stamps cover, SPECIAL EDITION, alternative Hatfield postmark, signed Glenda Jackson||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC338S||House of Tudor stamps cover, signed by Glenda Jackson, CBE (main edition)||
Issue Date: 21/04/2009
Issue Name: House of Tudor
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Arguably the most well know of the royal dynasties, the House of Tudor reigned for almost 120 years, spread between five Tudor monarchs (excluding Lady Jane Grey), the most famous of which is Elizabeth I. This stunning stamp cover is the third in our Kings and Queens series, and sees Buckingham Covers pay tribute to "Good Queen Bess".
Third cover in our Kings and Queens series Limited numbers genuinely signed by Glenda Jackson Featuring two specially designed Hatfield, Herts postmarks Exclusive to Buckingham Covers!
A limited number of these covers were genuinely signed by Glenda Jackson to help us raise money for ChildLine. Not only that but she also allowed us to use her image on the cover. Although now displaying her political prowess as an MP for Hampstead, in her former career she graced our screens as a two-time Academy Award winning actress, who notably portrayed Elizabeth I in BBC's 1971 blockbuster serial Elizabeth R. Her portrayal is considere unparalled in accuracy by Elizabethan scholars, and she won two Emmy Awards for her work in the series. Who better to sign our fantastic covers!Special postmarks
Our main cover has been postmarked in Hatfield, which is the childhood home of Elizabeth I. However, we also produced just 75 covers with an alternative Hatfield postmark showing a profile of the Virgin Queen. Sadly 11 of these were damaged during postmarking, so in reality even fewer are available.
What is a first day cover?
At its most basic level, a first day cover (FDC) is an envelope bearing stamps postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued. A cover originates from the practice of covering a letter in a separate sheet, so that it remained protected and safe from prying eyes. On the day the penny black was first issued, 1 May 1840, so emerged the very first FDC. Click here to find out more about first day covers