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6 February 2018

New Issue: QEII Life & Service

To commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne on 6 February 1952, and to recognise The Queen's dedication to the service of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, the CILP has issued a set of five se-tenant stamps on 6 February 2018.



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Entitled, "Queen Elizabeth II - Life & Service", the stamps show four portraits from HM The Queen's life from 1928 to 2013. A fifth stamp bears her Armorial Banner, often referred to as the Royal Standard. Across the base of the stamps is a quote from HM The Queen's accession oath; "The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep."

Only 84 sets have been produced as a se-tenant strip with full perforations and gum. Each stamp measures approximately 31x31mm. A very limited edition of First Day Covers and FDI postcards have been produced (due to technical and aesthetic reasons the se-tenant strip has been broken to accommodate hand applied FDI cancellations). 


This issue (subject to availability) can be obtained from Alpha Thematics on eBid UK

1 August 2016

Recent Issues April - July 2016



Recent Stamp Issues April to July 2016

The CILP produced three new stamps and one commemorative card during the period April to July 2016. We are pleased to announce that two stamp issues and associated material is now available to collectors.

Due to technical issues the CILP has not released envelope style first day covers to accompany these stamps, only limited edition FDI postcards. We advise collectors not to delay in obtaining items to avoid disappointment due to our limited stock.

All stamps detailed here have been issued fully gummed and perforated. Actual sizes of stamps may differ to images shown.


23rd April: Shakespeare’s Death 400th Anniversary

                                        

The Shakespeare stamp commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of the bard, probably the greatest and most notable figure in the history of drama literature in the English speaking world. The stamp shows the bard himself against a ‘first folio’ of his collected works. A total of 75 stamps was issued and a limited edition of six ‘first day issue’ postcards.









17th June: HM The Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday




This stamp celebrates the official 90th birthday of HM The Queen, Elizabeth II, the longest reigning English monarch ever. This is an attractive stamp showing a montage of Queen Elizabeth against an antique drawing of Windsor Castle, with “ER” monogram and interlaced dates of her year of birth (1926), age (90) and actual celebration year (2016). A total of 75 stamps was issued and a limited edition of six ‘first day issue’ postcards.






1st July: Battle of the Somme 1916 Commemorative Card



This has been issued to commemorate the centenary of the Second Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916 (Battle of Albert). Undoubtedly, the bloodiest battle ever for the British Army, which tragically led to the deaths of 19,240 British and Commonwealth soldiers (from a total of 57,470 casualties) on the first day alone.

A limited edition of six commemorative cards was issued bearing three CILP ‘B.E.F’ stamps overprinted “1916” (two reverse and one obverse). The original stamp was first issued in 2014. A black circular cachet “Battle Somme 1916” and blue circular date stamp complete the cards.

A limited release of 34 ‘B.E.F.’ stamps overprinted “1916” have been produced for this commemoration. Sixteen mint copies are available for collectors with the other 18 being used on FDI cards.


Unissued: Emergency Mail Service Stamp

The CILP has made provision to expand its mail delivery service on Canvey Island and to the mainland in the event of disruption of normal mail services or for the duration of declared civil emergencies.

A stamp has been produced to cover this eventuality and will be issued as required. This stamp will not be available to collectors until an emergency arises and until then it remains locked away!


*All items obtainable online (subject to availability) from the 'Local Post' page within the  'Cinderella' section at Alpha Thematics