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The Commonwealth Collection of Silver Jubilee First Day Covers, 1977

The Commonwealth Collection of Silver Jubilee First Day Covers, 1977
Mss. Acc. 2008.267
0.2 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook entitled "The Commonwealth Collection of Silver Jubilee First Day Covers, Commissioned by the Royal Commonwealth Society in Honour of the 25th Anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

Each page in the scrapbook contains an envelope with an official first day of issue cancellation of a stamp applied by the the designated Post Office of the country of issue. Fifty-two countries are represented, beginning with Ascension Island and ending with Western Somoa.  All envelopes are addressed to Arthur Henry Hudgins Roach.  Fifteen loose Silver Jubilee envelopes and a certificate of authenticity are included with collection.

Alphabetical by name of country, though there are some exceptions.
Royal Commonwealth Society
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926--Anniversaries, etc.
Postage stamps

Administrative Information

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Arthur Henry Hudgins Roach.
Gift via Clifford Curry.
Preferred Citation
The Commonwealth Collection of Silver Jubilee First Day Covers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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