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The Wars of the Roses First Day Cover with Tewkesbury Postmark

Catalogue code
AF472-ALT

All eight The Wars of the roses Special Stamps personalised with your choice of name, address and postmark.

Two Second Class, two First Class, two £1.70 and two £2.55 stamps.

In stock
Released on 4th May 2021
In stock
£14.50

All eight Special Stamps depicting key battles fought throughout the Wars of the Roses personalised with the name and address of your choice.

Each stamp features a painting by leading historical artist Graham Turner.

Choose from two special edition Wars of the Roses postmarks commemorating the first day of issue, 4 May 2021.

The Tallents House postmark represents a Tudor rose made up of the red and white roses. The alternative postmark represents the banners of King Henry V and Edward IV that would have flown at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

An illustrated information card, written by historian Dr David Grummitt, provides a brief overview of significant events along with specifications for the stamp issue.

Two Second Class, two First Class, two £1.70 and two £2.55 stamps presented as four horizontal se-tenant pairs.

Second Class - Battle of Bosworth, 1485

Second Class - Battle of Tewkesbury, 1471

First Class - Battle of Barnet, 1471

First Class - Battle of Edgecote Moor, 1469

£1.70 - Battle of Towton, 1461

£1.70 - Battle of Wakefield, 1460

£2.55 - Battle of Northampton, 1460

£2.55 - First Battle of St Albans, 1455

Stamp specifications

Stamp format Landscape
Stamp size 50mm x 30mm
Illustrations Graham Turner
Design Royal Mail Group Limited
Printer International Security Printers
Print process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14
Phosphor Bars as appropriate
Gum PVA


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.