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End of the Second World War Prestige Stamp Book Pane First Day Cover (London, SW1)

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HF091-ALT

This collectible keepsake is unique to our End of the Second World War collection.

The Definitive pane from the Prestige Stamp Book personalised with the postmark, name and address of your choice.

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The Definitive pane from the End of the Second World War Prestige Stamp Book.

Eight Machin Definitives surround a label featuring the theme’s title set against an illustration symbolising the Allied forces’ victory.

Personalised with the postmark, name and address of your choice.

The 8 May 2020 postmark represents the day, exactly 75 years ago, that the Allies formally accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces.

Inside your First Day Cover envelope is the End of the Second World War information card detailing events leading up to the Allied victory.

SW1 has been chosen as the alternative postmark location in reference to Buckingham Palace, where the iconic VE balcony photograph was taken, and Downing Street, where Winston Churchill delivered his radio broadcast announcing the end of the war.

As a result of Covid-19 and the restrictions that were placed on individuals’ movements, Royal Mail took the decision at the end of March to extend its postmarking facilities for all Special Stamp issues until further notice. We promised that we would announce at the appropriate time when this extension would end and give customers sufficient notice of the cut-off period for accepting covers retrospectively. With these restrictions now being gradually eased throughout the UK we will revert to the normal postmarking rules from Thursday, 1st October. This means that the End of the Second World War First Day Covers will come off sale at midnight on that day. 

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