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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
These First World War 1914 centenary stamps represent the six series themes of Poppy, Poetry, Portraits, War Art, Memorials and Remembrance and Artefacts. The cameo head of The Queen by David Gentleman appears in Royal Mail Red, echoing the colour of poppies, the most poignant symbol of war and remembrance. As ever, they are brought to you in pristine, unmarked condition.Code AS27A
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
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