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Special Events Covers

A list of covers commemorating particular events or people with special cancellations or cachets for sale. In most cases there is only one of each available:

SG Cat. (stamps) Postmarked At: Description Price(£sterling)
Addresses on these covers are indicated as (T) = typed, (M) = manuscript, (L) = adhesive label or (U) = unaddressed
Great Britain 54413 Mar 1959Central Hall, London, SW1Plain envelope sent from Stampex Exhibition with special handstamp (T)0.20
Mexico 660 x 25 Apr 1966Mexico CityIllustrated cover - BOAC first flight between London & Mexico City (T)0.50
Great Britain 73317 May 1969Dartford, KentPlain envelope with special handstamp commemorating the Kent Federation of Philatelic Societies (T)0.25
Great Britain 79113 July 1970RAF Hullavington, WiltshireCover flown in an aerobatic display to commemorate the 6th World Aerobatic Championships at Hullavington. (L)0.60
Great Britain28 Oct 1970Bethlehem, LlandeiloChristmas Aerogramme pre-stamped 9d (L)0.20
Great Britain 88429 Jul 1971Philatex BournemouthCommemorative Cover for "Philatex '71" at Bournemouth with special handstamp (L)0.50
Great Britain 88615 Aug 1971Abbotsford, Melrose PO Commemorative cover carried by Mailcoach from Abbotsford to Melrose (Sir Walter Scott stamp) (T)2.00
Great Britain 8879 Sep 1971R.A.F. HendonFlown cover Commemorating the 60th Anniv. of the First Aerial Post, Hendon to Windsor. Carried in a Bristol Sycamore Mk. XIV of 32 Squadron R.A.F. (L)0.80
Great Britain 88715 Jul 1972British Forces 1289 Postal ServiceFlown cover Commemorating the 50th Anniv. of the King's Cup Air Race. Carried in a Robin HR 100 and signed by the pilot. (L)1.50
Great Britain X85831 Oct 1973British Philatelic Exhibition, London W.1.Cover with exhibition postmark commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the George V 'Seahorses' stamps (L)0.50
Great Britain X85821 Jun 1974London SE1CANTAT 2 - New Transatlantic telephone cable. Cover also bears 3 x 3½p Regional stamps (N.I., Scotland & Wales) (T)0.60
Great Britain 92529 Jun 1974Plymouth, DevonFirst visit to Britain of the Tour de France cycle race (U)0.50
Great Britain 97523 Apr 1975National Trust for Scotland, EdinburghNational Trust illustrated cover and special handstamp for European Architectural Heritage Year (L)0.75
Great Britain X87424 May 1975Seascale, CumbriaCover commemorating the Centenary of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Also bears a 10p Railway letter stamp. (T)1.50
Great Britain S16 (x2)21 Jun 1975British Forces Postal ServiceCover flown across Snowdonia in the World's largest hot-air balloon and signed by the captain (L)1.50
Great Britain S2325 Aug 1976British Forces Postal ServiceCover flown in Hercules to commemorate British height record made by a Sopwith plane - signed by the flight engineer (L)1.50
Great Britain W253 May 1977Barrow-in-Furness, CumbriaSpecial Postmark cover commemorating the Launch of HMS 'Invincible' (L)0.50
Great Britain X8745 June 1977Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh Philatelic Society cover commemorating their 50th Anniversary Jubilee (U)0.60
Great Britain 103330 July 1977RAF HendonCover flown in a Cessna 172 during the World Light Aeroplane Piloting Championships and signed by the pilot (L)0.70
Great Britain 923-92726 Aug 1977Sir Francis Drake Exhibition, London, WC1British Library cover issued on first day of the Exhibition & bearing the British Explorers set of stamps issued in 1973 (L)1.50
Great Britain 103717 Oct 1977London ECIllustrated cover for 50th Anniversary of the Post Office Railway with 13p Silver Jubilee stamp and special handstamp (T)1.30
Great Britain 10405 May 1978Newark Show, NottinghamIllustrated Shire Horse Society Cover with 9p British Wildlife stamp (L)1.20
Great Britain X88417 May 1978Sherborne, DorsetPostcard showing Britain's oldest 1etterbox with local postman in 1850s uniform (L)0.50
Great Britain 105931 May 1978Caernarfon, GwyneddCover commemorating the Llanberis Lake Railway. Also bears 2 x 15p Railway stamps; one in Welsh, the other English (T)1.50
Great Britain X844 & X87821 Aug 1979Shrewsbury Town F.C.Plain envelope with special handstamp cancel celebrating Shrewsbury's Div 3 championship and first home match in Div 2 (L)0.50
Great Britain 10871 Sept 1979BournemouthPlain envelope with special handstamp cancel commemorating the Centenary of Bournemouth Pier (L)0.50
Great Britain 109115 Oct 1979First Missionary Church of Scotland, EdinburghPlain envelope with special handstamp commemorating the 150th Anniv. of Alexander Duff's departure for India (L)0.30
Wales 2720 Oct 1979Cardiff Airport Commemorating the First flight of Concorde Cardiff-Paris (L)1.50
Great Britain4 Feb 1980Windsor, BerkshireAerogramme bearing 14p pre-postage (U)0.30
Great Britain 111629 Mar 1980LeicesterPlain envelope with special handstamp Commemorating 150 years of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L)0.30
Great Britain 1113a19 May 1980ManchesterIllustrated Souvenir Cover commemorating the Opening of the Liverpool-Manchester Railway (L)1.25
Great Britain 1113a24 May 1980LiverpoolIllustrated Souvenir Cover commemorating the Re-enactment of the 1829 Rainhill Trials (Railway) (T)1.50
Great Britain 111724 May 1980LiverpoolIllustrated Souvenir Cover commemorating the Re-enactment of the 1829 Rainhill Trials (Railway) (T)1.00
Great Britain 112128 May 1980St. Albans (YHA cancel)Illustrated Souvenir Cover commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the Youth Hostels Association (L)1.00
Great Britain 112218 Jul 1980Royal Albert Hall, London SW7Benham 'silk' cover commemorating the 1980 Promenade concerts (L)1.50
Great Britain 112916 Aug 1980ManchesterIllustrated cover commemorating the 1980 Centenary tour by the Australian cricket XI - envelope contains photo of the Lancashire XI of the day (M)2.00
Great Britain X88725 Aug 1980British Forces 1702 Postal ServiceIllustrated cover commemorating joint services expedition to the NW face of Phabrang, 1980 (L - label detached)0.50
Great Britain X841 & X8926 Oct 1980Brighton, SussexPlain envelope with special handstamp cancel commemorating first day of sale of P.O. Postbus postcards (L)0.50
Great Britain 1113a11 Nov 1980ManchesterPost Office illustrated Souvenir Cover commemorating the First Mail by rail on the Liverpool-Manchester Railway (T)1.50
Great Britain 1160-116127 Oct 1981Caernarfon, GwyneddIllustrated cover commemorating the First Official Visit of the Prince & Princess of Wales to Wales. Special pictorial handstamp showing Caernarfon Castle. (T)3.50
Great Britain 115510 Nov 1981Pebble Mill, BirminghamBBC Commemorative cover for 10th Annivesary of the Pebble Mill Studios (T)0.70
Great BritainNo stamp or postmark. Mint condition. Card published 22nd February 1982Royal Mail Regional Postcard depicting the Dover-London horsedrawn coach circa 1838 - a forerunner of the travelling Post Office (U)0.40
Great Britain21 Apr 1982Windsor, Berkshire1st Class prepaid folding letter with special handstamp (T)0.50
Great Britain 119116 Jun 1982British Forces Postal Services, Peru'Silk' FDC commemorating Joint Services Hovercraft Expedition (U)1.00
Great Britain 1187-11912 Jul 1982GloucestershireRoyal Mail Commemorative cover in aid of the South Atlantic Fund (U)2.00
Great Britain 107023 Aug 1982LeicesterCommemorating the World Cycling Championships 1982 (silk) (U)1.50
Great Britain 1983  National Postal Museum card (mint) depicting a 5/- "Seahorses" stamp (U)0.35
Great Britain X9493 Sept 1983London, NW8Illustrated cover commemorating the final Natwest Trophy Cricket Match at Lords, 1983 (Benham Silk) (U)1.50
Great Britain 124028 Apr 1984National Trust for Scotland, Pitmedden, AberdeenshireCommemoratimg the Opening of the Museum of Farming Life at Pitmedden [3,000] (L)1.00
Nukufetau Tuvalu23 May 1984Nukufetau TuvaluPostcard showing the FordGT40 Mk II and10c stamp depicting same car (U)0.30
Great Britain 127711 Aug 1985National Trust for Scotland, AyrCommemorative cover for 200th Anniversary of Souter Johnnie's Cottage in Kirkoswald [2,000] (L)1.00
Great Britain 135213 May 1987PortsmouthCover commemorating the Bicentenary of the First Fleet of ships to leave Portsmouth with convicts bound for Botany Bay, Australia (L)1.00
Great Britain 135916 Jun 1987GlasgowCover commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the maiden voyage of the 'Waverley' paddle steamer (L)1.00
Great Britain 116725 Jul 1987Lyme Regis, DorsetCommemorating the RNLI Lifeboat Week, 1987 (silk) (U)1.50
Great Britain 1392-139316 May 1988Philatelic Bureau, EdinburghCommemorating 25 years of the Philatelic Bureau (U)1.50
Great Britain 138124 May 1988RHS Chelsea, London SW3Illustrated Royal Horticultural Society cover commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show (U)1.25
U.S.A.Jan-Nov 1989USA VariousFive pre-stamped 15c postcards with special handstamp cancels (T)1.25
U.S.A.May-Nov 1989USA VariousFive pre-stamped 15c postcards with special handstamp cancels (T)1.25
Great Britain X927 & 129015 Nov 1989Royal Mail Open Day, London W1Souvenir Cover from the Royal Mail Open Day event (T)0.60
Great Britain 150025 Apr 1990British Forces Postal ServicesCover flown from RAF Northolt to Tunis to commemorate visit of the Duke of Kent. Signed by Senior Engineer (L)1.50
Great Britain 146913 May 1990Stamp World London 90 ExhibitionCover illustrating a block of four Edward VII £1 official stamps & commemorating FIP Day (Benham Silk) [600] (U)2.00
U.S.A.1991Mint stamped stationery (aerogrammes, envelopes, cards) offered at face value.3.00
Great Britain X940 & 129023 Oct 1992Honiton Post BusCommemorating the 25th Anniversary of the First English Post Bus (L)0.80
Great Britain 163824 Dec 1992Special Handstamp Centre, CardiffPHQ Postcard of the 39p Christmas 1992 issue with appropriate stamp (L)1.00
Papua New Guinea 643 (1993 imprint)16 Sept 1993Lae, P.N.G.Cover commemorating the recapture of Lae from the Japanese by the Australians in 1943. Air-sea battle in 'silk' illustration [1,000] (U)2.00
Azerbaijan 13212 Apr 1994BakiPlain envelope with special cancel (U)0.50
Great Britain 18038 Oct 1994Rickmansworth Masonic SchoolPHQ Greetings (Alice) Card & Stamp with special cancellation commemorating the 1st Exhibition of the Masonic Philatelic Club (U)0.50
Great Britain 162127 Oct 1994Newbury, Berkshire'Silk' cover commemorating 350th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Newbury during the English Civil War (U)1.50
Great Britain 16222 Feb 1995Inverlochy, Inverness-shireIllustrated cover commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the Royalist Victory at Inverlochy. (Benham Silk) (U)1.50
Great Britain 109412 Aug 1996Philatelic Bureau, EdinburghCommemorating 30 years of the Philatelic Bureau (U)1.50
Jersey 63431 Dec 1999JerseyLimited edition 'Last Day' cover for the Millennium (U)2.00

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