Monday 1 November 2010

Fundraising for Children in Need and Cancer Charities

Coming on Friday November 19th - the BBC marathon event that is 

Royal Mail is doing it's part with this slogan postmark being applied by many ink-jet machines, and we are doing our part with the auction of some autographed first day covers for which we are very grateful to the people who have signed.

All these covers are from the January 2010 'Classic Album Covers' stamp set, which was our biggest seller of all time.  

First up, BBC Radio 1 DJ, Annie Nightingale!  According to her profile, "She has been on the road with some of the world’s most notorious rock bands such as Primal Scream, The Who and The Rolling Stones, was once ship’s DJ on the QE2, and motor raced at Silverstone and Brand’s Hatch as part of a Radio 1 racing team."  She's also made several appearances at Glastonbury, so this FD postmark is appropriate.
Classic Album Covers FDC signed by DJ Annie Nightingale.

Next, Terry Pastor, who designed the David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' album sleeve and who now has the Bowie stamp on his home page!  We've got the London "Classic Album Art' postmark on these covers.

Classic Album Covers FDC signed by Terry Pastor.

Third & fourth, well-known cook, television presenter, writer, and majority shareholder of Norwich City Football Club, Delia Smith - who designed & baked the cake pictured on the cover of the Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed" sleeve.  The whole-set cover has the Glastonbury postmark...
Classic Album Covers FDC signed by Delia Smith.

.... and the single Let it Bleed cover has the Rolling Stones 'Olympic Studios' postmark:
Classic Album Covers FDC signed by Delia Smith.

All these covers will be auction on eBay with proceeds from the sale of the first four covers going to Children in Need.  Cancer Research UK will benefit from the sale of the second batch of covers.  

Keep watching for a further announcement when the auctions are live.

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