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The Legend of King Arthur First Day Cover with Tallents House Postmark

Catalogue code
AF470-STD

The Legend of King Arthur Special Stamps personalised with your choice of name, address and postmark.

Five First Class and five £1.70 stamps.

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£15.95

All 10 Special Stamps postmarked on their first day of issue, 16 March 2021.

Your First Day Cover is personalised with the name and address and of your choice.

Each stamp depicts a key moment in Arthurian legend in a new illustration by artist Jaime Jones.

Characters and scenes include Guinevere, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot defeating the dragon and Sir Galahad encountering the Holy Grail.

Choose from two special edition postmarks to make this a truly customised collectible.

The Tallents House postmark features King Arthur’s Excalibur sword being raised from the water. The alternative postmark contains the words ‘King Arthur’ in a stylised font. According to Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur – one of the best-known accounts of the legends – Camelot is in Winchester, which has been chosen as the alternative postmark location.

The First Day envelope features the issue’s title set against an illustration of the sword in the stone.

An information card reveals the story behind each illustration and the inspiration for the stamp issue.

Five First Class and five £1.70 stamps.

First Class
Merlin and the baby Arthur.

First Class
Arthur draws the sword from the stone.

First Class
Arthur takes Excalibur.

First Class
Arthur marries Guinevere.

First Class
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

£1.70
Knights of the Round Table.

£1.70
Sir Lancelot defeats the dragon.

£1.70
Sir Galahad and the Holy Grail.

£1.70
Arthur battles Mordred.

£1.70
The death of King Arthur.

Stamp specifications

Stamp format Square

Number per sheet 25/50

Stamp size 35mm x 35mm

Printer International Security Printers

Print process Lithography

Perforations 14.5 x 14.5

Phosphor Bars as appropriate

First Day Cover extension: Royal Mail is extending the First Day Cover deadline for this issue due to the uncertainty and restrictions on movement arising from COVID-19. This applies until further notice to First Day Covers ordered directly from Royal Mail as well as to those submitted from Post Office® branches for cancellation at a Special Handstamp Centre.