Benham, the leading independent producer of first day covers, and a division of Stanley Gibbons, is proud to announce the forthcoming release of celebratory collectibles to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby.
A selection of commemorative covers will be available*, including one tracing HRH The Prince of Cambridge’s ancestry back to King George VI using historic Royal Mail commemoratives together with appropriate images and an informative cachet, issued in a limited edition of 1000.
There is also a limited edition certified 2013 gold sovereign which is mounted on a cover and flanked by cameo images of the proud parents. The cover bears the 2011 Royal Engagement commemoratives and is issued in a numbered limited edition of just 100.
Benham is a division of Royal Warrant holder, Stanley Gibbons and Antony Grodecki, MD of Benham, said it was therefore only natural that they issue a series of high quality collectibles to celebrate the birth, "Benham strive to mark historic events in Britain's history and at this moment of national pride in the birth of the new Prince, we felt it essential to produce some high quality collectibles which will be treasured for generations to come."
These celebratory collectibles and others are available online at the Benham website www.benham.co.uk under Royal celebrations.
* Covers will be updated with full details and images as soon as they are available.
Notes to editors
Benham was established over 30 years ago and is now the leading independent producer of first day covers. The covers are designed to capture the theme of a stamp issue and are printed on 'silken' fabric. Benham also sponsor their own special Royal mail postmarks.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market. As well as the rarest, finest stamps, which they have been dealing in for 157 years, Stanley Gibbons also offer rare coins, medals and signatures.