2020 celebrates the 75th anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe. The Royal Mail will be issuing a set of specially designed stamps to mark this occasion on the 8th May 2020. Back in 1995, the BFPO issued an official commemorative cover to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe).
To carry on this year’s theme of the 75th anniversary, BFPS will bring together the two celebrations by combining the commemorative cover of 1995 with the 1st Class stamp “Jubilant Public,1945” from the Royal Mail’s 2020 set. The stamp will be cancelled by the rarely issued Forces Philatelic Bureau’s ‘First Day of Issue BFPO 707’ special handstamp, producing a unique collectors item that covers 25 years of national commemorations for this very significant historical event. This cover will be issued on the 8th May 2020.
These covers may also be ordered by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC‘) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, LinksPlace, Elie, LEVEN KY9 1AX.