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Logo of London 2010 Festival of StampsBritain Alone: Set of 8 stamps & Prestige Stamp Book

- London 2010 Festival of Stamps :  13 May 2010

Set of 8 stamps - Britain Alone 1940.
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Stamp designs:
1st class - Churchill and Troops; Land Girls
(56p) 60p Home Guard; Evacuees
(62p) 67p Air Raid Wardens; Women in factories
(90p) 97p Royal Broadcast by the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret; Fire Service.

Apart from the 1st class stamp, face values will change from those shown in brackets as a result of increases in postage rates in April 2010.

Designed by Why Not Associates, printed in lithography by Cartor Security Printing.  Size 35mm square.

Britain Alone Dunkirk Miniature sheet of 4 British stamps.
The miniature sheet recalls the Evacuation from Dunkirk, including a quotation from Winston Churchill, with 1st class, (56p, 81p & 90p) 60p, 88p, 97p stamps showing the evacuation by the flotilla of little ships.

Apart from the 1st class stamp, face values will change from those shown in brackets as a result of increases in postage rates in April 2010.

Designed by Why Not Associates, and printed in lithography by Cartor Security Printing.  Size 115 x 89mm, stamps 35mm square.
Britain Alone prestige stamp book cover. Prestige Stamp Book
Contents will include two panes of Britain Alone stamps, one pane with the Dunkirk miniature sheet, and one pane of mixed Machin definitives.  Details will be added here when they are published.

The booklet is designed by Why Not Associates, with text by Nigel Fountain, and printed by Cartor Security Printing in lithography.

Pane 1: Machin definitives 5p, 10p & 60p - background dhows children sheltering during air-raid.
Pane 2: 1st class Churchill and Land Girls, 67p Women in Factories, 97p Royal Broadcast.
Pane 3: 60p Evacuees and Home Guard, 67p Air Raid Warden, 97p Fire Service.
Pane 4: 1st class, 60p, 88p & 97p Dunkirk Evacuation stamps, as in miniature sheet.

As of 11th May our supplies of these have not arrived, so we cannot probide any details of the actual stamps or booklet.

Britain Alone prestige stamp book pane 1.-Britain Alone prestige stamp book pane 2.
Britain Alone prestige stamp book pane 3.-Britain Alone prestige stamp book pane 4.

Special Postmarks
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown below - these may not be to scale.    NOTE: These postmarks cannot be obtained after the date of issue.

Tallents House FD postmark for Britain alone stamps. Dover FD postmark for Britain Alone stamps, with text as below. Dover non-pictorial FD postmark for Britain Alone
Postmark will be like this
Britain Alone FD postmark showing solider and barbed wire defences. Westerham postmark showing portrait of Sir Winston Churchill.
Ref FD1025
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark: "Keep Calm and Carry On"
Ref FD1026 Dover Official Postmark: Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution will bring us Victory Ref FD906NP
Dover non-pictorial Postmark
Ref L11751 - Britain Alone First Day Of Issue, London N1 Ref L11758 - Westerham
postmark illustrated with Dunkirk Little Ship. postmark illustrated with Dunkirk evacuation ship. Postmark showing air-raid warden helmet. Postmark showing member of the Home Guard. postmark showing Firefighter.
Ref L11749 70th Anniversary, Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, Dover Kent Ref L11750 Dunkirk 70th Anniversary, Dover, Kent Ref L11752
Warden Road, London NW5
Ref L11757  - London SE1 Ref L11756 - London
Postmark showing evacuated child. Postmark showing arms of Dunkerque, France. Postmark showing portrait of Churchill. Postmark showing portrait of Churchill. Postmark showing logo Stockport Shelters.
L11755 - London L11754 - Dunkerque A bien merite de la Patrie, Dover. (Coat of Arms of Dunkerque) L11753 - The Churchill Centre, Churchill, Oxford M11765 - Churchill Road, Birmingham N11766 - Surviving the Blitz, Stockport Air Raid Shelters.
Postmark showing Phil Stamp with gas mask. Postmark showing bomb landing in water. Postmark illustrated with London 2010 exhibition logo.
W11767 - Churchill, Winscombe L11759 - London L11734 - London 2010 Festival of Stamps logo, used on 13 May

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This page updated 11 May 2010

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7 Classic Album Covers
7 Olympic Games retail book 1
26 Business & Customised Smilers MS
2 Girl Guide Centenary
25 350th ann of the Royal Society
25 Olympic Games retail book 2
1 Castles of Wales
11 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
23 House of Stewart
30 Machin & Country Definitives
30 Festival of Stamps retail advertising book
13 Endangered Mammals
6 Accession of George V*
8 The King's Stamps* &
London 2010 Souvenirs *
Britain Alone (1940)*
* London 2010 Festival of Stamps issues
18 Halley's Comet Commemorative Sheet
15 House of Stuart
15 Endangered Mammals Retail Booklet
8 British Grand Prix Commemorative Sheet
Olympics & Paralympics II
& Olympic Games retail book 3

10 London Eye Commemorative Sheet
19 Great British Railways I
19 Retail booklets: 12x2nd, 6x1st
15 Battle of Britain - Spitfire Generic Sheet & Retail booklet
16 Medical Breakthroughs
17 Faststamps: Bird pictorials
12 Children's Books
12 Olympic Games retail book 4
26 Special Delivery Machins
28 Remembrance: the National Arboretum
2 Christmas - Wallace & Gromit


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