Unveiling of the Cenotaph Centenary

Standard version


The Cenotaph on Whitehall, London was erected after the First World War to be part of the ‘Peace Celebrations’ in July 1919. It was only meant to be a temporary structure but as it became a symbol of commemoration for the huge loss of life suffered during the WWI it was decided that a permanent structure was needed. Designed by Edwin Landseer Lutyens the Cenotaph, made from Portland stone, was duly unveiled by King George V on the 11 November 1920.

To commemorate the century of the unveiling of the cenotaph BFPS has produced a limited edition commemorative cover to be issued on the 11th November 2020.


The cover bears a watercolour sketch of the Cenotaph by Merle Drury. The standard version will have a Royal Mail 1st class stamp “Battlefield Poppy, Giles Revells” whilst the signed version will have a Royal Mail 1st class stamp “For the Fallen, L Binyon. Both stamps will be cancelled by the unique numbered BFPS 3230 special handstamp. The capital C, in bold, on the handstamp symbolises 100 in Latin.

Signed version

The standard version of this cover will cost £7.50, whilst the signed version will be priced at £12. All covers include an A4 double-sided information and will be presented in a protective cellophane sleeve, making a very collectable souvenir of the occasion.

How to Order

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