Centenary of the Royal British Legion - Part 4

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First Day Cover This cover features Stamp 4 in our series of 4 commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion.The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A ..

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Souvenir Sheet We are proud to commemorate the centenary of the formation of the Royal British Legion with the release of four stamps. When joined together, the stamps bear a single wreath of colourful poppies ..

Price £4.00

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

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Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten.This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer’s information and ‘traff..

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Single Stamp Stamp 4 in a series of 4 stamps commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Royal British Legion.This single stamp is in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to place your stamps in a special album in..

Price £1.00

Souvenir Sheet and Pack Insert A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in order to insert it into our presentation pack binder. If you like to collect p..

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Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

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Description

Huge crowds gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate the victorious end of the First World War on 11 November 1918. However, the triumphant mood was short-lived, as post-war Britain suffered political, economic and social problems.

Over six million British men served in the war. Of those who returned, 1.75 million had suffered a disability of some kind, and half were permanently disabled. Family members – including wives, children and elderly parents – were often financially dependent on those who had gone to fight in the war.

The creation of The British Legion can largely be attributed to Field Marshal Earl Haig and Lance Bombardier Tom Lister, who brought together numerous ex-servicemen's organisations, which had been formed as a result of the war, as one body. Its aims were to provide care for all those who had suffered as a result of service during the war.

The fourth stamp in this series depict HMS Ardent during the Falklands War in 1982.

When joined together, the four stamps bear a single wreath of colourful poppies, in striking contrast to the black and white images chosen to symbolise the commitment of members of the British Armed Forces.

Specification

Date of Issue 11 November 2021
Designer The Potting Shed
Printer Southern Colour Print
Values £1
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.05mm deep x 64mm wide
Sheet Size 140mm wide x 100mm deep
Paper NovaStamp Non-Phosphor Gummed 105gsm
Perforation 13.575 x 13.125
Cylinder A

Centenary of the Royal British Legion - Part 4