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Designed to resemble a newspaper of the time, the First World War 1914 Presentation Pack explores the political and economic context within which war broke out in 1914, charting the course of events from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the end of 1914. It also includes all six First World War 1914 Special Stamps together with the descriptive carrier card, and bears a superb portrait of Captain Francis Grenfell of the 9th Lancers, who won one of the first Victoria Crosses of the war in 1914, on its reverse. Code AP392
In this detailed souvenir book, historian Matt Brosnan examines the causes of the First World War and the events of 1914 as they unfolded. Its 24 pages examine the scale of the preparations for World War One, and also features all six First World War Special Stamps in panes and combinations of Definitive stamps that will be unavailable anywhere else.Code YB055
Fiona Strickland’s lovely watercolour for the Poppy Special Stamp has been reproduced at full size to reveal all the fine texture and translucency of this most symbolic flower’s petals.Code N3067
This pack commemorates the Post Office Rifles on the centenary of their arrival in France on 18th March 1915. It documents their bravery, tenacity and character during their time in the trenches on the Western Front which earned the regiment high praise and a prestigious place in British military history. Each sheet is complemented by a backing card telling the story of the Rifles from formation and early campaigns through to their involvement as infantry in the First World War. It also contains a reproduction of the regimental recruitment poster from May 1915. Released on 18 March.Code AV031
It was a general’s worst nightmare but a dream come true for the rank and file dodging death in the trenches. On Christmas Day in 1914, British and German troops climbed from their dugouts and met as friends in no man’s land. They shook hands, shared beer, swapped rations, played football. For a small moment, history was suspended and the killing ceased.Code AV030
This striking sheet, shown left, comprises ten first-class Union Flag stamps with labels showing the regiment in action during historic conflicts – including the First and Second World Wars and The Falklands.Code AV028
As befits a series of such historic importance, we are proud to offer this unique Great War Collector Album and Slipcase. It will hold and display every First World War Special Stamp produced in the whole five-year series.Code PA777
The Pin Badge features an image of the original Penny Black stamp, the world’s first adhesive postage stamp. The Penny Black came into use on 6th May 1840, as part of sweeping postal reforms. Bearing an image of the young Queen Victoria, it prepaid postage up to half an ounce in weight to anywhere in the United Kingdom It is also mounted on an attractive presentation card.Code NB163
In April 2015 Royal Mail will be issuing a Commemorative Sheet to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Anthony Trollope, who was one of the most successful and respected English novelists of the Victorian era and had a long association with the Post Office. Code AV032
Complete with a foreword by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, this important volume combines authoritative text with the best photographs, art, and momentoes from the Imperial War Museum’s First World War archives and collections. Exploring consequences and debunking Great War myths, it makes a thoroughly compelling read.Code NZ046
The 2006 Poppy stamp, self adhesive.AS841
Containing all three minature sheets in the series, this thought-provoking pack unfolds to form a remembrance cross.