The Battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815

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British Forces Philatelic Service

The Old Post Office Links Place

On the 18ᵗʰ June 1815 the Battle of Waterloo saw the defeat of Napoleon’s French Army by the Seventh Coalition commanded by The Duke of Wellington. This great battle put an end to the Napoleonic Wars with France. To mark the 200ᵗʰ Anniversary of this epic clash BFPS, in partnership with the Waterloo 200 committee, has produced a special commemorative cover to be released on the 18ᵗʰ June 2015. This beautifully crafted cover has an image of the painting "Wellington at Waterloo" by Robert Alexander Hillingford showing Wellington riding through the battle encouraging the troops. The cover bears a 1st class postage stamp cancelled by the unique BFPS 3190 handstamp specially designed for this occasion. Included is an A4 insert sheet with information about the Battle of Waterloo and the Waterloo 200 committee. The insert and covers are presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark the event. This version is an unsigned limited edition of 200. Available from this shop.

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  • Thursday 18th June 2015 - Monday 30th November 2020


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