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Bluebell Railway Letter Service

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DEFINITIVE ISSUE : "Bluebell Special Service"
15th April 2006

The details for this issue are:

Subject : Definitive issue featuring 672 'Fenchurch' with the Observation Car passing Ketches Farm Halt on 11th May 2005
Date of Issue : 15th April 2006
Printers : Wyke Printers Ltd. Hull
Four Colour Process
Roulette 24
Artwork and Design by Edwin Craggs of Moorside Publishing Ltd
Original photographs by David Phillips

Stamp Sheet Stamp

Print: 2500 sheets of 8 in a 3 x 3 format, with the Bluebell Logo in the centre.
      Face value 25 pence each
   60 Imperforate sheets were produced,
      of which 33 were signed by Edwin Craggs & David Phillips

Cover reverse of Cover

First Day Cover above, 446, multicolour motif with a reproduction of the original photograph

Max Card No.13 first-day Max Card No.13

First Day Maximum Card No.13, featuring one of the issued stamps (multicoloured), 434 produced

Maximum Card No.13, mint

The "Bluebell Railway / East Grinstead" sponsored fixed date metal handstamp, original design by Edwin Craggs, 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.

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