Royal Mail Stamp Covers
These outstanding Covers and Royal Mail Postage Stamp sheets celebrating British Royal History are produced by Buckingam Covers. They feature Royal Mail stamps postmarked on the issue or anniversary date. Some are available with genuine signatures signed by famous people. Only a limited number are available. They are ideal for collectors, as presents and for mounting in frames.
The ultimately doomed Kings & Queens of the House of Stewart are celebrated on this 2010 set of stamps from Royal Mail. Our cover is a tribute to the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots, whose portrait is on the 81p stamp.
The painting on our cover is by Giovanni Fattori. It shows Mary at one of the bleakest defeats of her career. She is standing over the dead body of knight at the Battle of Langside, a disastrous battle for her, fought against her Protestant half-brother, James Stewart.
Our postmark design is based on Mary's own shield. The covers are postmarked at Jedburgh, where Mary, Queen of Scots famously stayed when gravely ill after riding 30 miles to Hermitage and back in one day to visit the love of her life, James Hepburn, the Earl of Bothwell (himself seriously wounded) and falling into a bog on the way home.
Our signed editions are personally autographed by leading British actress Barbara Flynn. Barbara played Mary, Queen of Scots in the 2005 TV mini series Elizabeth I. making her a great autograph for a Mary,
Queen of Scots tribute cover!
Barbara Flynn is a regular fixture on British television from recent hit Cranford back to Family at War.
More on Mary
She was Elizabeth I's beautiful, tragic cousin and main rival to the English throne. A committed Catholic, she was the focus of many Catholic plots to restore the Catholic faith in England. Eventually and with much reluctance, Elizabeth I executed Mary, Queen of Scots in February 1587. But Mary's son, James VI of Scotland became James I of England after Elizabeth died in 1603.