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Battle of the Somme Special Commemorative Cover

Commemorative Cover

A Special Commemorative Cover to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

The British Forces Philatelic Service (BFPS) is marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a commemorative cover featuring the painting 'Battle Of The Somme, Attack of the Ulster Division', by artist J.P. Beadle. (This painting is reproduced by the kind permission of Belfast City Council. The original painting currently resides in Belfast City Hall – 2016).


A 1st class stamp from the Royal Mail’s WW1 issue will be cancelled by the specially designed BFPS 3200 Battle of the Somme special handstamp which incorporates an image of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

The cover may be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk/shop) and will cost just £6 (UK/BFPO p&p free).

You can also order the covers by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie Fife KY9 1AX.


More information about commemorative stamps of the Battle of the Somme can be found here

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