|BC416BS2||Last of the Summer Wine alternative, signed Whitfield, Thornton, Frazer, Thomas & Tewson||£55.00||Limited Availability|
|BC416CS1||Last of the Summer Wine alternative, signed Clarke, Kwouk, Bannister, Ferguson & Fyfe||£55.00||Buy Now|
|BC416CS2||Last of the Summer Wine alternative, signed Abbot, Kwouk, Murphy & Bell||£60.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 17/09/2010
Issue Name: Post & Go - Birds of Britain I / Last of the Summer Wine Alternative Mu
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Last of the Summer Wine was the one of the most popular television comedies, and by far the longest-running sitcom in the world. We were incredibly saddened to hear the news that 2010 would see the very final episode of the show, so we couldn't think of a better way to commemorate this comedy institution than with our stunning tribute to the Last of the Summer Wine!
This cover features a single stamp from the Post & Go Birds of Britain I issue (our choice of stamp) along with a Holmfirth, W Yorks postmark. We have a lovely selection of signatures on these covers.
BC416BS2 - Signed by Frank Thornton, June Whitfield CBE, Josephine Tewson, Liz Fraser and Sarah Thomas
BC416CS1 - Signed by Burk Kwouk, Trevor Bannister, Jean Fergusson, Robert Fyfe and Roy Clarke OBE
BC416CS5 - Signed by Russ Abbot, Brian Murphy and Director Alan Bell
British Garden Birds - The First Commemorative Post & Go Labels
With all the new developments in communication, the way we are using the postal system is changing. Because of the Ebay phenomenon, many people need to post packets and parcels, which meant a wait at the counter in the Post Office to check the weight of the packet. Post & Go terminals allow customers to weigh their letters and packets, pay for and print postage labels and stamps without the need to visit the counter.
Birds were chosen as the theme, because they are very popular. many people don't realise the variety and colour of the birds around us every day. The six chosen are the Blue tit, the Goldfinch, the House Sparrow, the Robin, the Starling and the Wood Pigeon. Although they are amongst the twenty most common birds in Britain, many garden birds are now in decline. Even the sparrow, whose chirrups were once the background noise everywhere, are much scarcer than they were.
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Frank Thornton Ball was an English actor. He was known for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and its sequel Grace & Favour and as Truly in Last of the Summer Wine.
June Rosemary Whitfield, CBE is an English actress, well known in the United Kingdom since the 1950s for her work in radio and television comedy series. Her first big break was a lead role in the radio comedy Take It From Here from 1953.
Josephine Ann Tewson is an English stage and television actress. She is best known for her roles in British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine.
Liz Fraser is a BAFTA-nominated English actress, best known for her comedy roles as a provocative "dumb blonde" in British films of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Sarah Jane Thomas is a British actress, born in London, probably best known for her television appearances as Enid Simmons in Worzel Gummidge, and as Glenda Wilkinson in Last of the Summer Wine.
Herbert Tsangtse "Burt" Kwouk, OBE was a British actor, known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films.
Trevor Gordon Bannister was an English actor best known for having played the womanising junior salesman Mr. Lucas in the sitcom Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1979, and for his role as Toby Mulberry Smith in the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, from 2003 until it ended its run in 2010.
Jean Fergusson is a British television and theatre actress, who is best known for playing the part of Marina on the British situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine from 1985 until it was discontinued
Robert Fyfe is a Scottish actor, best known for his role as Howard in the long-running British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 1985 to 2010.
Roy Clarke OBE is an English comedy writer best known for creating the sitcoms Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances, Open All Hours and its sequel series, Still Open All Hours.
Russ Abbot (born Russ Roberts on 18 September 1947 in Ellesmere Port) is an English musician, comedian and actor. Abbot first came to public notice during the 1970s as the singer and drummer with British comedy showband the Black Abbots, along with Leonard 'Lenny' Reynolds, later forging a prominent solo career as a television comedian with his own weekly show on British television.
Brian Trevor John Murphy is an English actor. Murphy remains best known as the henpecked husband George Roper in the sitcom Man About the House and spin-off George and Mildred.
Alan J. W. Bell is a British television producer and director. He has produced and/or directed many BBC series since the early 1970s, most notably Last of the Summer Wine, Ripping Yarns and the TV adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.