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London 2010 Festival of Stamps Definitive Miniature Sheet

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London 2010 Festival of Stamps Definitive Miniature Sheet £45.00 Buy Now
London 2010 Festival of Stamps Definitive Miniature Sheet, signed by Douglas Muir £55.00 Buy Now

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  • London 2010 Festival of Stamps Definitive Miniature Sheet
  • Miniature sheet containing 11 Machin Definitive stamps
  • Our cover commemorates the first ever postage stamp
  • With a International Festival of Stamps, London N1 postmark (8th May, 2010)
  • Available signed by Douglas Muir


Issue Date: 08/05/2010

Issue Name: London 2010 Festival of Stamps Definitive Miniature Sheet

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Every 10 years, London hosts an international stamp exhibition, but 2010 is different. The London 2010 Festival of Stamps is a year long celebration of stamps, stamp design and postal heritage. To mark the International Exhibition, held in May 2010 in London, Royal Mail are issuing a staggering variety of stamps.

As part of the celebrations, Royal Mail is issuing a miniature sheet containing of 11 Machin Definitives and a London 2010 label. These are not new stamps but they are new in a miniature sheet format. The sheet is being issued on 8th May 2010 to coincide with the first day of the International Exhibition. Our cover commemorates the anniversary of the first ever postage stamp in the world: the 1d Black. We have included a replica of the great Penny Black within the cover design.

 

  • London 2010 Festival of Stamps Definitive Miniature Sheet
  • Miniature sheet containing 11 Machin Definitive stamps
  • Our cover commemorates the first ever postage stamp
  • With a International Festival of Stamps, London N1 postmark (8th May, 2010)
  • Available signed by Douglas Muir

 

170th Anniversary of the Penny Black

The Penny Black was the first stamp in the world and as people received mail they soon noticed there were different printing plates, and so a hobby began. Many victorians collected stamps by stringing them on to a thread, which is why many penny blacks have a small hole in them. As the hobby developed, much helped by an early stamp dealer, Stanley Gibbons, perfection became the target.

London plays host to the International Stamp Exhibition once every ten years when some of the world's most famous dealers and collectors come to enjoy the amazing variety of exhibits including some from Her Majesty the Queen's collection.

 

Want to see our all the covers in our 4th Series? View them all here

 

Douglas Muir has been editor of various stamp magazines such as Stamp Collecting, Philatelic Magazine and The British Philatelic Bulletin. He is also the author of several books.

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