• March 7th, 2016

    British First Day Cover producer closes! Bletchley Park closes secret post office…

    FindYourStampsValue.com hurries to inform our readers the latest important news from the world of philately. The former undercover mailroom for World War Two codebreakers that later became a post office is to close. The museum was completely restored after receiving a £5m Heritage Lottery grant in 2011 and raising £2.4m. Following the closure of Bletchley Park Post Office, Bletchley Stamp Art will ...
  • November 9th, 2014

    Bombe stamp issued by Bletchley stamp

    According to info got by FindYourStampsValue.com Bletchley Park Post issued a set of stamps depicting the Bombe in action at Bletchley Park. The images for stamps were made by Liverpool artist Steve Williams. Two new limited edition postage stamps have been issued in celebration of a World War Two codebreaking machine following a vote by engineers. The Bombe, which was used to crack the Enigma cod ...
  • April 19th, 2012

    Code breakers put their stamp on fashion

    For the 'Great British Fashion' stamp issue on 15th May Bletchley Park Post Office has taken a 1940's theme. The first day cover that will carry the new stamps takes inspiration from the work of iconic fashion illustrator, Rene Gruau. Born in 1909 Gruau combined glamour and sensuality with humour and that is very evident on the reverse of this cover. The double sided cover has the ten stamps set o ...
  • January 19th, 2012

    Bletchley Park puts its stamp on Turing Centenary

    On 23rd February Bletchley Park will release four first day covers celebrating Alan Turing's centenary year. Each will carry a single 1st class Royal Mail 'Turing Bombe' stamp cancelled with a unique first day of issue postmark. The intention is to restrict the issue to just 500 of each. Produced in association with the Alan Turing Centenary Year Committee and Bletchley Park Post Office, proceeds ...
  • September 6th, 2011

    Special stamp issue for England Test team

    Britain's secret little post office at Bletchley Park is celebrating England becoming the World's Number 1 cricket team with a special stamp issue. The hand prepared stamp and envelope combination features two exclusive paintings by renowned cricket artist Christina Pierce, one on the envelope and another on the stamp. The stamp has a 13th August 2011 postmark to mark the day of the big win. Only ...
  • October 17th, 2009

    A cover drive for Strauss

    What do you get when you combine a cricket artist, a top-secret wartime location and a postage stamp? Answer: a rather special piece of cricket memorabilia. To commemorate England Captain Andrew Strauss's benefit year, artist Christina Pierce and Bletchley Park Post Office have created a specially designed envelope and postage stamp. Only 500 of these collector's items will be issued on 30th Novem ...
  • August 19th, 2009

    Bletchley Park art and history web site updated

    Britain's secret little post office at Bletchley Park has a new web site for its little pieces of art and history. Since 1994 it has been telling the secret history of Bletchley Park through a combination of exclusive artwork and postage stamps. Web visitors can now browse the 15 categories more easily. Many of these first day covers have become worth many times their original issue price. Some pu ...
  • June 5th, 2009

    Ashes fever commemorated in three new stamps

    At Lord's cricket ground on 30th June a special set of stamps commemorating the 2009 Ashes series was released. Britain's secret little post office at Bletchley Park has got together with the Isle of Man Post Office and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to celebrate an Ashes Summer. The result is a presentation pack and first day cover for three unique stamps. One features W G Grace playing at Lor ...
  • March 13th, 2009

    Bletchley Park Post Office FDC

    For the Royal Mail "House of Tudor" stamp issue on 21 April 2009 Bletchley Park Post Office's first day cover takes a secret twist. The double-sided cover design features Tudor cryptography and the cancel is a Caesar Shift Wheel incorporating a piece of code. Linked to the monarchs depicted on the stamps are stories about the plots and intrigues of their spymasters. The cover insert describes thes ...
  • March 3rd, 2009

    Guide to collecting cricket stamps and covers

    In association with Stamp and Coin Mart, Chapman and Mitchell Covers have released a guide to collecting cricket stamps and covers. Contributors include cricket legends Tom Graveney and John Jameson plus Cricket Philatelic Society President Arthur Melville-Brown. India's leading cricket historian, Dr Boria Majumdar also contributed a piece on the India's rise to cricket prominence. The content and ...