|BCSHEET41||The Accession of King George V - stamp sheet presentation pack, unsigned edition||£40.00||Sold Out|
|BCSHEET41S||The Accession of King George V - stamp sheet presentation pack, signed by Duke of Kent||£85.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 06/05/2010
Issue Name: The Accession of King George V Presentation Stamp Sheet
Producer: Buckingham Covers
On May 6th 1910, the 80th anniversary of the Penny Black, keen stamp collector, King George V succeeded Edward VII. A good sailor and horseman, George was most known for his stamp collecting, establishing the Royal Collection as we know it today himself. He was to rule for 26 years until 1936 - the year of the 3 Kings. Our limited edition stamp sheet presentation pack commemorates his Accession. The labels are reproductions of the Seahorse High Value stamps - one of the most popular sets ever issued in Britain. The sheet shows pictures from George V's life, both private and public. There is a little biography of him to the right of the sheet - and of course, each sheet as always comes with a display card full of background information. Each is a numbered limited edition.
Our signed editions are personally autographed by the Duke of Kent, a truly magnificent signature on this sheet. The Duke of Kent is a cousin to both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and the elder brother of Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra. His father, Prince George, was the fourth son of King George V and his mother, Princess Marina, was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece.
What are stamp sheets?
A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the Union Jack flag stamps in this stamp sheet being an example) contained in a special design. The stamps are valid for postage, but you don't want to be ripping this up! Most people collect sheets in an album although some of them frame them for the wall.
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Total number of sheets printed: 1000
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, was born on 9 October 1935 at the family's London home, 3 Belgrave Square. He was baptised as Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick.
His father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, the younger brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. His mother, Princess Marina, was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece.
He has two younger siblings: Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
The Duke's family moved from London to Buckinghamshire in 1936 shortly after his birth.
In 1942 Prince George, Duke of Kent died in a tragic wartime flying accident near Caithness in Scotland while on active service.
The title Duke of Kent passed to the present Duke. It dates back to the eleventh century when William I conferred it on his half-brother Bishop Odo. It was revived at the end of the eighteenth century, when it was given to Queen Victoria's father Edward. The current Duke's father, Prince George, had received the title in 1934 when he married Princess Marina of Greece.