In this new regular feature. We ask PTS Members to choose three of their favourite things from their websites and why.
Here Brian Austin, from Buckingham Covers shares his:
1. First, I need to choose a Buckingham Cover, which is tricky, I like it when everything clicks into place. So for the 2020 James Bond Issue, we worked with 007 Magazine and George Lazenby was our main signer. Getting people to agree to sign is incredibly difficult, and there is always a great buzz round the office when we get a yes. Via signers we have raised over £850,000 for charity since 2001, it would be great to get over £1,000,000 in the next few years.
2. I like a mystery…who produced these illustrated covers? They’re always unaddressed with the Preston Brighton CDS. The covers are from Sanders, but whoever did the Brighton postmark knew what they were doing, but only seemed to do the Wilding issues. Why did they not do other covers? Not sure if I want to find out or not!
3. With a new set of stamps every month, don’t forget the older issues. This is a lovely clean cover for the 1973 Parliament issue with a special postmark and just great value at £10, so half the price of a new cover. So, I won’t say it is my favourite but a great example of everything being right, including value and if you could get the Prime Minister to sign it, it would be worth £50 - £75.
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