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King Edward VIII 80th Anniversary Commemorated by Postal Museum Post and Go Stamp

Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the Edward VIII 1d value issue and the first day of Autumn Stampex, the overprint will be available from the Post & Go+ machine in The Postal Museum foyer and will feature on both 1st and 2nd class Machin reels. In addition to The Postal Museum logo, the overprint will feature a graphic illustration of the royal cipher for Edward VIII, as designed by him and used on royal household mail, as well as the text "King Edward VIII 1936".

The stamps will be available from The Postal Museum foyer during standard opening hours from Wednesday 14 September until close on Friday 11 November, replacing the normal Machins. The Union Flag and Mail Coach designs will continue to be offered with the present overprint and will not change.

The Postal Museum have collaborated with Blake, the leading supplier of envelopes and paper products in the UK to create an exclusive first day cover.

Tim Browning, Director at Blake said "Blake are very excited to be involved in the design and production of this commemorative first day cover. Combining our expertise with those of The Postal Museum, we can promise collectors a very special, high quality product."

Both the first day cover and a presentation pack will be available to purchase from The Postal Museum’s online shop.

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