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COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE : "Earl of Berkeley returns to steam"
7th August 2004

The details for this issue are:

Subject : Commemorative issue featuring Dukedog 'Earl of Berkeley', built 1938
Date of Issue : 7th August, 2004
Printers : Walsall Security
Four Colour Process
Perforated 14
Design and lettering by Edwin and Margaret Craggs
Original painting by Matthew Cousins

Dukedog Sheet Dukedog Stamp

Print : 2500 sheets of 4 in a 2 x 2 vertical format, Multicolour.
      Face value 25 pence each
   60 Imperforate sheets were produced,
      of which 40 were signed by Matthew Cousins & Margaret Craggs

Dukedog Cover Dukedog reverse of Cover

First Day Cover above, 429, multicolour with reproduction of painting

Dukedog Max Card Dukedog first-day Max Card

First Day Maximum Card No.8 (multicoloured), 499 produced above
Mint Maximum Card

The "Bluebell Railway / East Grinstead" sponsored date stamp used to cancel the Royal mail stamp.
The Bluebell cancellation, design by Neill Oakley, in black, fixed date rubber stamp.

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