Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Royal wedding and the Postal Service
The Royal Wedding Digital Color Postmark Souvenir Cover, $4.95, Click here
Commemorate the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton with a limited-edition souvenir cover. This #10 envelope includes an affixed Wedding Roses Forever® stamp, two affixed The Royal Wedding stamps issued by Britain’s Royal Mail, and custom-designed color postmark.
The Wedding Roses stamp showcases a photograph, taken by Renée Comet, of two white roses gently resting atop a piece of wedding correspondence.
The Royal Wedding stamps feature two official engagement portraits of the Royal couple, taken by world-renowned photographer Mario Testino: a formal image of the pair photographed in the Council Chamber of St James's Palace and an informal image showing the couple embracing in the Palace's Cornwall room.
Created especially for the occasion, the Digital Color Postmark is rendered in the blue, red and white of the British flag, and includes the wedding date: April 29, 2011. A crown and furling banner suggest the long history and tradition of the British monarchy. Item #802065
Collect a piece of history with The Royal Wedding Presentation Pack! Britain’s Royal Mail is pleased to partner with the USPS to offer this beautifully illustrated brochure which includes a miniature sheet of The Royal Wedding stamps and features the story of how Prince William and Catherine Middleton met, complete with color photographs.
Issued by Royal Mail on April 21, 2011, The Royal Wedding miniature sheet includes two first class and two international stamps, with Prince William's coat of arms in the border. The stamp images feature two official engagement portraits of the Royal couple, taken by world-renowned photographer Mario Testino: a formal image of the pair photographed in the Council Chamber of St James's Palace and an informal image showing the couple embracing in the Palace's Cornwall room. Item #802074
The Royal Wedding Miniature Sheet, $5.95. Click here.