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First Day Covers

Commemorative envelopes issued by the Royal Mail from about 1974 to 1991.

Solemn Opening of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King – May 1967 Envelope has been cut open and has a standard 6.5p stamp, scribbled over in red biro. Postmark is 25 Jan, year not clear – 1977?
November 12, 1970 First Flight at Mach 002 – 002 Concorde franked with special frank but not addressed
April 24, 1974 Fire Service
June 12, 1974 Universal Postal Union
July 10, 1974 Great Britons (Robert the Bruce, Edward The Black Prince, Owain Glyndwr, Henry V)
October 9, 1974 Churchill Centenary
November 27, 1974 Christmas 1974
January 22, 1975 Charity stamp
February 19, 1975 British Painters – Turner
April 23, 1975 European Architectural Heritage Year
June 11, 1975 Sailing
August 13, 1975 Railways
September 3, 1975 62nd Inter-Parliamentary Conference
October 22, 1975 Jane Austen
November 26, 1975 Christmas 1975
March 10, 1976 The Telephone
April 28, 1976 British Pioneers – Social Reformers
June 2, 1976 The Bicentennial of American Independence
June 20, 1976 Roses – The Royal National Rose Society
August 4, 1976 British Cultural Traditions
September 14, 1976 League Champions Kick Off in Europe – Liverpool – League Champions – U.E.F.A. Cup Winners commemorative envelope and postmark with standard 8p stamp
September 29, 1976 William Caxton
November 24, 1976 Christmas 1976
January 12, 1977 Racket Sports
March 2, 1977 British Achievement in Chemistry
May 11, 1977 The Silver Jubilee of the Queen’s Accession 13p, 11p, 10p and 8.5p stamps
June 8, 1977 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1977
June 15, 1977 The Silver Jubilee of the Queen’s Accession Only 9p stamp
June 21, 1977 The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Tour 1977 13p, 11p, 10p and 8.5p Silver Jubilee stamps
October 5, 1977 British Wildlife
October 19, 1977 Liverpool F.C. League and European Champions commemorative envelope and postmark with standard 8p stamp
November 23, 1977 The Twelve Days of Christmas
January 25, 1978 Energy
March 1, 1978 Historic Buildings
March 1, 1978 British Architecture Historic Buildings Miniature Sheet
May 31, 1978 25th Anniversary of the Coronation
July 5, 1978 Horses
August 2, 1978 1978/1978 Cycling
November 22, 1978 Christmas 1978
February 7, 1979 Dogs
March 21, 1979 British Flowers
May 9, 1979 Direct Elections to the European Assembly
June 6, 1979 Horseracing
July 11, 1979 Year of the Child 1979
August 22, 1979 Rowland Hill (development of British postal system in 19th century)
September 26, 1979 Police
October 24, 1979 Rowland Hill (development of British postal system in 19th century) Miniature Sheet
November 21, 1979 Christmas 1979
January 16, 1980 British Birds
March 12, 1980 Liverpool & Manchester Railway
April 9, 1980 International Stamp Exhibition
May 7, 1980 London Landmarks
May 7, 1980 International Stamp Exhibition Miniature Sheet
July 9, 1980 Famous People (George Eliot, Charlotte Brontë, Mrs Gaskell, Emily Brontë)
August 4, 1980 80th Birthday Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
September 10, 1980 Music: British Conductors
October 10, 1980 Sport
November 19, 1980 Christmas 1980
February 6, 1981 Folklore (Valentine’s Day, Morris Dancing, Lammastide, Mummers)
March 25, 1981 The International Year of Disabled People 1981
May 13, 1981 Butterflies
June 24, 1981 The National Trusts
July 22, 1981 The Royal Wedding (The Marriage of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral 29 July 1981)
August 12, 1981 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
September 23, 1981 Fishing
November 18, 1981 Christmas 1981
February 10, 1982 Charles Darwin
March 24, 1982 Youth Organisations
April 28, 1982 British Theatre
June 16, 1982 Maritime Heritage
July 23, 1982 British Textiles
September 8, 1982 Information Technology
October 13, 1982 British Motor Cars
November 17, 1982 Christmas Carols 1982
December 3, 1982 “All the lonely people…” (Unveiling of Eleanor Rigby Statue) Liverpool commemorative envelope and postmark with standard Christmas 1982 stamp
January 26, 1983 British River Fishes
March 9, 1983 Commonwealth Day 14 March
May 25, 1983 British Engineering Achievements
July 6, 1983 The British Army
August 24, 1983 British Gardens
October 5, 1983 British Fairs
November 16, 1983 Christmas 1983
January 17, 1984 Heraldry
March 6, 1984 Cattle
April 10, 1984 Urban Renewal
May 15, 1984 Europa (CEPT 25th Anniversary; The Second European Election)
June 5, 1984 London Economic Summit
June 26, 1984 Greenwich (1884 – Meridian – 1984)
July 31, 1984 The Royal Mail
September 25, 1984 The British Council 1934 – 1984
November 20, 1984 Christmas 1984 (The Nativity)
January 22, 1985 Famous Trains
March 12, 1985 Insects
May 14, 1985 European Music Year – British Composers
June 18, 1985 Safety at Sea
July 30, 1985 Royal Mail – 350 Years of Service to the Public
September 3, 1985 Arthurian Legend
October 8, 1985 British Films
November 19, 1985 Christmas 1985 – Pantomime
January 14, 1986 Industry Year
February 18, 1986 Halley’s Comet
April 21, 1986 The Sixtieth Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
May 20, 1986 Nature Conservation – Species At Risk
June 17, 1986 Medieval Life
July 15, 1986 Sport
July 22, 1986 The Royal Wedding – His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson
August 19, 1986 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference 1986
September 16, 1986 The Royal Air Force
November 18, 1986 Christmas 1986 34p, 31p, 22p, 18p, 13p stamps
December 2, 1986 Christmas 1986 12p stamp
January 20, 1987 Flowers
March 24, 1987 Sir Isaac Newton
May 12, 1987 British Architects in Europe
June 16, 1987 St John Ambulance
July 21, 1987 Scottish Heraldry
September 8, 1987 Victorian Britain
October 13, 1987 Studio Pottery
November 17, 1987 Christmas 1987 – It’s Magic
January 19, 1988 Natural History – The Linnaean Society
March 1, 1988 The Welsh Bible
March 22, 1988 Sport
May 10, 1988 Transport and Communications
June 21, 1988 The Australian Bicentenary
July 19, 1988 The Armada 1588
September 6, 1988 Edward Lear – Verse for Children
September 27, 1988 Edward Lear – Verse for Children Miniature Sheet
November 15, 1988 Christmas 1988 – Compliments of the Season
January 17, 1989 Birds – The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
January 31, 1989 Greetings Stamps
March 7, 1989 Food and Farming – From Seed to Supermarket
April 11, 1989 A Celebration of Anniversaries
May 16, 1989 Games & Toys
July 4, 1989 Industrial Archaeology
July 25, 1989 Industrial Archaeology Miniature Sheet
September 5, 1989 Microscopes
October 17, 1989 The Lord Mayor’s Show
November 14, 1989 Christmas – Ely Cathedral 1189-1989
January 23, 1990 RSPCA
February 6, 1990 Greetings Stamps
March 6, 1990 Europa 1990 ie Glasgow European City of Culture 1990
April 10, 1990 The Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology
May 3, 1990 Penny Black – Anniversary Stamp Miniature Sheet
June 5, 1990 Kew Gardens 1840-1990
July 10, 1990 Thomas Hardy – The Novelist 1840-1928
August 2, 1990 Happy 90th Birthday to HM The Queen Mother
September 11, 1990 Gallantry
October 16, 1990 Astronomy
November 13, 1990 Christmas 1990
January 8, 1991 Dogs
March 5, 1991 Scientific Achievements
April 23, 1991 Europe in Space
June 11, 1991 Sport
July 16, 1991 Roses
August 20, 1991 Dinosaurs
September 17, 1991 Maps
November 12, 1991 Christmas 1991

Loose stamps

1970 Mexic 70 – Posta Romana 55B football stamp franked
1970 Football World Championship – Jules Rimet Cup – Mexico – Team of Germany – 4B Y.A.R. (Yemen) – Air Mail – plus Arabic script – photo of football team franked
1970? Gerson (Brazil) Manama – Dependency of Ajman – 10 dirhams franked
1973 TT races 3p and 3.5p
1974 TT races 3p, 3.5p, 8p, 10p
Grenada – 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jules Verne – 18c, 38c, 75c, $3
Grenada – 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jules Verne – $4 mini-sheet

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