Issue Date: 01/02/2011
Issue Name: Classic Locomotives of England - Dean Goods Class
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The first of Royal Mail's four "Classic Locomotives" issues, the Classic Locomotives of England sees us celebrate four of the most iconic and well known English locomotives. Here we celebrate the BR Dean Goods Class in all its glory. Limited numbers have been personally signed by railway artist John Wigston GRA. It features the full set of Royal Mail's Classic Locomotives of England stamps, has a specially designed "Classic Locomotives", Swindon postmark, and features original artwork by fantastic railway artist John Wigston. A lasting tribute to a locomotive legend.
BR Dean Goods Class
A Newbury bound British Rail local service Dean Goods Class locomotive at East Garton photographed in 1951.
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Sir John Wigston is a member of the Guild of Railway Artists and has signed this lovely cover for us.