Benham Mark the Royal Engagement with a New Cover
The engagement of HRH Prince William of Wales, second in line to the throne, and Miss Catherine (Kate) Middleton was announced from Clarence House on 16 November 2010.
The eagerly anticipated news was greeted by a surge of happiness and joy across the nation and indeed around the world.
Benham, Britain’s leading cover producer, is marking the occasion with a special Royalty cover - a commemorative envelope postmarked on the day of the announcement - with a delightful image of the happy couple framed by a specially designed colour and gold block design incorporating a British Lion and a flying pennant.
The stamp is from the Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday commemorative stamp sheet and depicts the Prince in 2000 – the year of the prince’s 18th birthday. It is cancelled by a London SW1 pictorial postmark depicting Buckingham Palace, dated on the day of the announcement.
A beautiful and highly collectable souvenir of a very special and important day in our nation’s history, this cover is available at benham.co.uk for just £6.95.
Benham became part of the Stanley Gibbons Group in late 2010, adding another premium range of collectibles to the 154-year old stamp company.
Stanley Gibbons’ world famous stamp shop at 399 Strand, London is a collector's paradise, selling everything you could need – stamps, catalogues, albums, accessories, and much more...