Why this is perfect for YOUR collection:
Cover Gold Dust! Don't Miss!
A pair of most unusual and superb covers, now a classic from 2005. These are cover golddust! Each has been postmarked in both Australia AND Britain and carried.
The work, risk and worry that has gone into them is priceless. Highly Recommended.
As the World Heritage Sites stamps were a joint issue with Australia, we set out to find a link between the 2 countries.
Inspiration struck: what about Captain Cook?
Captain Cook & the "discovery" of Australia
In 1768, Cook commanded a ship called The Endeavour, which left England to search for an "unknown southern land". The Endeavour voyaged along the coast of New Zealand and was the first European vessel to make landfall on the eastern coast of Australia.
To our delight, we discovered that a replica of The Endeavour was sailing to Sydney, arriving just days before the new stamps were released!
Never one to miss a challenge, Tony decided to carry our covers onboard, even though the timings were terrifying . . . and we had no-one to collect them in Australia! Like all his crazy cover ideas though, it came off. Even if we did all get a few more grey hairs.
Genuinely Carried Onboard
This incredible pair of covers represents an amazing labour of love. EACH cover in the pair has been:
A limited number were signed onboard by the Captain, Chris Blake OBE.
Quick Facts: Recommended! HM Bark Endeavour pair is a First-day Cover Issue date : 21st April 2005
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Buckingham Covers Limited, registered in England No. 03877048 is part of Internet Stamps Group Limited, registered in England No. 03497867. Registered office for both: Warren House, Shearway Rd, Folkestone, Kent CT19 4BF, UK.