This was issued on 28 February 1966, one of two commemorative stamps. The other which I have never seen other than as a facsimile was for 2 shillings and six pence.
My second stamp was one of a set of eight issued on 14 October 1966; again I only have the one.
|Battle of Hastings 1066|
Six of the set had 4d denominations and there was one at 6d and one at 1s 3d.
As regular visitors to my Sunday Stamps will know I have a pet market stall holder. This week I thought I had struck gold when I found a set of postcards.
|The Mallard - New World Record 126mph|
The reverse carried a date stamp of 6 July 1938 at a place called Essendine - a station on the Mallard's route and a place near to my boyhood home.
It wasn't until I had carried my 'treasure' home that I realised this stamp and those on the other cards were not real. They were all prints of Great Britain Europa stamps issued in 1988!
Nevertheless I did not feel I'd been robbed as the whole lot cost me 50p.
For other real commemoratives I suggest you visit other posts at Viridian's Sunday-stamps-98