When Captain James Cook set sail aboard HM Bark Endeavour 250 years ago, his main objective was to observe the Transit of Venus from Tahiti. However, he also carried a second set of orders in a sealed envelope which set him and his crew on a far longer journey of discovery, the legacies of which are still felt to this day in early records of the people, places and plants that shaped the way we see the world.
And on the 250th anniversary-year of Captain Cook’s adventure, the BRAND NEW United Kingdom Stamp and Coin Cover has been released, comprising the complete Royal Mail/Royal Mint tributes to this historically significant anniversary.
Comprising the complete Royal Mail/Royal Mint Captain Cook releases
Significantly, your cover comprises the new Captain Cook £2, issued by The Royal Mint, and the complete set of Royal Mail’s Captain Cook stamps.
Designed by Gary Breeze, the Captain Cook £2 features the HM Bark Endeavour as it departed Plymouth in 1768, and has been struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
What’s more, you will also receive the complete set of ten Royal Mail Captain Cook stamps, officially postmarked with their first day of issue. The delightful stamps feature original illustrations by voyage artist Sydney Parkinson, Lieutenant Roberts and navigator Tupaia, and even a 1769 illustration by then Lieutenant James Cook of observations of the transit of Venus.
Strict worldwide edition limit of JUST 1,000
Significantly, your cover is one of just 1,000 issued for nationwide distribution.
What’s more, covers that combine both Royal Mail and The Royal Mint tributes are the most sought-after of all, so don’t delay.
Captain Cook UK Stamp and Coin Cover
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- Actual Size of Cover: 254 x 177mm
- Stamps: GB 2018 Captain Cook 6v and miniature sheet
- Actual Size of Stamps: 37mm x 35mm
- Actual Size of Miniature Sheet: 115mm x 89mm
- Coin: UK 2018 Captain Cook £2
- Postmark: 16.08.2018
- Edition Limit: 1000