The penultimate commemorative issue marking the centenary of The Great War comprises six 1st class stamps bearing evocative images exploring six key themes that have run through this commemorative series.
For the fourth stamp issue of five commemorating the centenary of The Great War, six key themes are explored and include Poppies, Poetry, War Art, Memorials and Artefacts. This issue features a shattered poppy, a quotation from ‘Dead man’s Dump’ by Isaac Rosenberg, nurses Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, ‘Dry Docked for Scaling and Painting’ by Edward Wadsworth, Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium and the Bible which saved the life of Private Lemuel Rees by deflecting an enemy bullet.
Our Gold 500 cover celebrates the efforts of nurses Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm who established a front-line first-aid post in Belgium. They were awarded the Military Medal in 1917 and are depicted wearing the Order of Leopold II which they received in 1915. The cover bears an Alrewas, ‘For the Fallen’ pictorial poppy cancellation.
Issued in a numbered limited edition of just 500.
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