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Bluebell Railway Letter Service

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CENTENARY COVER : "Bernard J Holden M.B.E. 1908-2008"
8th May 2008

Subject : Commemorative cover to mark the centenary of the Bluebell Railway President
Date of Issue : 8th May 2008

Cover reverse of Cover

First Day Cover above, multicolour motif limited to 175 in all, of which 30 have been signed by Bernard Holden

The "Bluebell Railway / East Grinstead" sponsored fixed date metal handstamp used to cancel the Royal Mail stamp in black.
The Bluebell cancellation, a modified version of the Royal Mail cancellation, in black, fixed date rubber stamp.

Photograph of Bernard Holden celebrating his 100th birthday on board a train at the Bluebell Railway by Andrew Strongitharm.

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