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Personally signed by Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, George Band, Mike Westmacott and Alfred Gregory
Featuring the Everest stamp from Royal Mail’s Extreme Endeavours stamp issue
Cancelled in London with a specially designed 50th Anniversary postmark
Doubled with Coronation stamp, cancelled with an Express Newspaper postmark
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the ascent of Everest
Created by world renowned stamp sheet and first day cover producer, Buckingham Covers!
*More about First Day Covers and Buckingham Covers
Ever since 1885, when Clinton Thomas Dent suggested that the peak of Mt Everest was possible in his book Above the Snow Line, a successful ascent of the mountain has captured the imagination of many. Although the first expedition set off in 1921, it wouldn’t be until 1953 that the first successful attempt was made. The expedition, led by John Hunt, led to Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reaching the summit on 29 May, 1953. To mark the 50th anniversary of this remarkable achievement, Buckingham Covers created a stunning series of covers, using Royal Mail’s Extreme Endeavours issue. Personally signed by Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Mike Westmacott and Alfred Gregory!
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*What is a "first day cover?"
At it's most basic level, a first day cover is an envelope bearing stamps postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued. Buckingham Covers first day covers are highly collectable versions. They are highly sought after because: -
They are limited in number (usually between 500 and 750 in total per stamp issue) and we cannot produce more after the issue date of the stamps.
Celebrities, film and TV stars, sports stars, politicians and VIP's the world over sign our covers personally in return for a charity donation. Buckingham Covers has raised over £600k for charity so far!
They're handstamped with our very own specially sponsored postmark which makes them unique.
They are designed with great love and planning to create beautiful works of art in their own right, before they've even been postmarked!
Buckingham Covers - the best-kept secret in the collectables world
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