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Celebrating the Landmark Rail Anniveraries of 2012

Rail Anniversaries 2012 Mint Sheet Buckingham Covers Royal Mail Stamp Sheet

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This wonderful stamp sheet features many of our planned rail projects for 2012, most of which are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Featuring artwork by the legendary Terence Cuneo, if you only get one rail stamp sheet this year, make sure it's this one!

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  • Limited numbers signed by Carol Cuneo
  • Featuring 10 beautiful stamps and labels showing 10 notable rail anniversaries of 2012
  • A limited edition of just 1000 sheets
  • Artwork featuring a stunning Terrence Cuneo painting of Mallard
  • Celebrating the history of rail in Britain

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Limited Signed Editions

Classic Locomotives of Scotland

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Why not combine this stamp sheet with our fantastic Classic Locomotives of Scotland cover? Each cover features a full Classic Locomotives of Scotland issue miniature sheet, and original artwork by John Wigston which shows all four locomotives featured on the stamps. Limited numbers have been personally signed by Michael Portillo, and alternatives are available with stamps torn from the miniature sheet. Find out more!

A small number of these stamp sheets have been personally signed by Carol Cuneo, the youngest daughter of the legendary railway artist Terence Cuneo. Along with her nephew, niece and daughter Carole formed the Cuneo Estate, in a bid to ensure that his art will live on - dramatically, powerfully and noisily!

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The Big Anniversaries of 2012

2012 is a landmark year for anniversaries for Britsh Railways, and our presentation sheet celebrates some of the more prominent ones, which will also be featuring in our rail series throughout the year.

  • Brighton Belle - the only electric all-Pullman train in the world succeeded the steam service between London and Brighton. 2012 marks the 80th anniversary since its initial production in 1932, but also the 40th anniversary of its withdrawal from service.
  • Railfest - Britain's biggest rail celebration, held by the National Railway Museum in York. This year Mallard will be one of the featured locomotives, and is featured in the background of the sheet.
  • The Royal Train - it has been 170 years since Queen Victoria first used the Royal Train, and will again be used this year as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee celebrations.
  • Great Eastern Railway - one of the big four celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
  • Grand Junction - the first long-distance railway line in the world, we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Grand Junction Railway this year.
  • Tay Bridge - the longest bridge in the world upon its completion in 1877, this year we mark the 135th year since a train first crossed the Tay Bridge.
  • Euston Station - now the sixth busiest railway terminal in London, we mark the 175th anniversary of the opening of Euston Station.
  • Middleton Railway - the world's oldest continuously working railway, 12 August marks the 200th anniversary of the introduction of steam to the railway.
  • Class 47 Diesel - built in the 1900s with the objective of removing steam froom Britain's railways, the Class 47 Diesel turns 50 in September 2012.
  • Kings Cross Station - 150 years since its opening Kings Cross is being restored and a new Western concourse will be open in 2012 in time for the 2012 Olympics.
What are stamp sheets?

A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the Union Jack flag stamps in this stamp sheet being an example) contained in a special design. The stamps are valid for postage, but you don't want to be ripping this up! Most people collect sheets in an album although some of them frame them for the wall.

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This sheet would look stunning framed for the wall - a great gift for an enthusiast or just for yourself! We are more than happy to provide a mount for your sheet, so if interested please add one to your shopping cart below when placing your order, or alternatively give us a call on +44 (0)1303 278 137.

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Quick Facts: Rail Anniversaries 2012 Mint Sheet is a Mint Sheet Issue date : 5th April 2012

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