31 July 2017

Passchendaele 1917 Centenary Cover

The centenary of the First World War Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, is being commemorated today throughout Belgium, Great Britain, Canada and elsewhere in the Commonwealth. 

The Prince of Wales said in his memorial speech at Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium, "We remember it not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed down the living and swallowed the dead, but also for the courage and bravery of the men who fought here.”

In this spirit of commemoration the CILP has released a very limited number of commemorative covers and commemorative postcards. Both feature our 1914 B.E.F. commemorative stamp with a special hand-struck cachet.

Both issues will be available from August 2nd for purchase through Alpha Thematics on eBid UK (subject to availability).

© 2017 CILP

© 2017 CILP