The signing of the Armistice in Allied Commander General Foch's railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne at 5am on Monday 11 November 1918 brought an end to what was then known as The Great War. The cease fire came into effect six hours later - 'the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month' - when silence fell across the battlefields of northern France and Flanders for the first time in over four years.
The 2018 World War I Prestige Booklet contains a unique pane of eight definitive stamps, all the stamps from the stamp issues and a pane of four war poetry commemoratives 2014-2017.
The definitive set accompanies each pane with an image of one of the principal Armistice sigantories.
This cover features Matthias Erzberger, the principal German signatory and carries a Whitehall, London handstamp.
Please allow up to 14 days (from the date of postmark for new issues) for delivery of your order. Signed covers may take longer. Benham can deliver to anywhere in the World, including PO Box no's. Overseas Postal Rates will be charged at cost.