Thursday 4 June 2015

Three Waterloo 200 covers from British Forces Philatelic Service

On 18 June 1815 the Battle of Waterloo saw the defeat of Napoleon’s French
Army by the Seventh Coalition commanded by The Duke of Wellington. This great battle put an end to the Napoleonic Wars with France and was a defining moment in European history.

To mark the 200ᵗʰ Anniversary of this epic clash BFPS, in partnership with the Waterloo 200 Committee, Headquarters The Royal Logistic Corps and Headquarters the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, is producing a set of three special commemorative covers to be released on the 18ᵗʰ June 2015.

These beautifully crafted covers depict various battle scenes and use images taken from painting by notable artists. The scenes shown include the ‘Battle of Waterloo’, ‘The Defence of Hougoumont Farm’ and ‘The Charge of The Scots Greys’. 

The covers bear postage stamps cancelled by the unique BFPS handstamps specially designed for each occasion. Two of the stamps used are from the special Waterloo 200 set issued by Royal Mail on 18 June.

The covers are available to order on a strictly first-come-first-served basis from the BFPS online shop ( Costing just £6 for the unsigned versions and £12 for the signed versions (UK/BFPO p&p free).

They are also available to order by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie Fife KY9 1AX.

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