Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice - 11 November 1918
On 11th November 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end following the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany. This called for a ceasefire effective at 11 a.m.– it would be on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Peace at last! The horrors of world war would finally come to an end.
To mark this most important event BFPS has produced a numbered limited edition commemorative cover to be published on the 11th November 2018.
The cover shows a postcard bearing an image of the famous painting 'THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE' by British artist Harold H. Piffard. A special handstamp, BFPS 3219 featuring the words 'PEACE! WORLD WAR IS OVER', will be used to cancel the Royal Mail WWI issue first class stamp '100 Poppies, Z and B Baran'.
Each commemorative cover will have an A4 information insert both of which will be presented in a protective cellophane slip making a highly desirable collectable.
This will be a numbered limited edition of just one hundred covers. This will be a 'first-come-first-served' item.
These covers are now 'Sold Out'.
The covers may be ordered by mail order post by sending a cheque (payable to 'BFPS CIC') to BFPS The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN KY9 1AX.
The BFPS 3219 Special Handstamp
Our special handstamps are bespoke, made especially for each occassion. The final handstamp may vary slightly from that shown
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