From time to time we get approached by individuals or organisations with a view of marking a special occasion with their own souvenir cover and special postmark.
We thoroughly enjoy getting involved in these – past ones have included the extension to the National Railway Museum at Shildon, Co. Durham, the RAF and the Bird Stamp Society. As this is an area we wish to explore more fully, our prices (I think!) are extremely reasonable!
How it works:
- Generally, the organisation’s logo is used as artwork – but if not, we are happy to put a design together.
- We work closely with the company to make sure all parties are happy with the design.
- They can be printed on hot wax or laser-jet printers to a high standard. We don’t generally offer a price for engraving and die stamping as the print run would be quite short and therefore, extremely expensive! But if that is what you want, then we are happy to oblige!
- We put a design together for a special handstamp cancellation (this would need to be approved at least two months prior to the event as Royal Mail need the finished postmark as a jpeg in various sizes at least six weeks prior to the date it is required for inclusion in the Postmark Bulletin). If a pending stamp issues does not fit the occasion, we would try to use a previously issued stamp(s) to connect the occasion with the postmark.
- Finished covers are then sent to you.
Price on Application
Our local RAF station at Linton-on-Ouse approached us to do a cover for the Help the Heroes Campaign – all profits are donated by ourselves to this great charity and this is one of the signed covers we still have available. The cover itself was flown locally and each carries the full flight details of aircraft, pilot, etc. on a cachet inside the cover.
A range of signatures is available from the Station Commander (who reached the Guinness Book of Records by flying more hours than anyone else in a similar position) – to Sir Jock Stirrup.