MCC Christmas cricket cover.

Nov. 29, 2006 – For the Royal Mail 2006 Christmas stamp issue on 7th November the MCC at Lord’s Cricket Ground issued a unique first day cover. The cover design is an exclusive design by Karen Neale the official MCC artist. It features the mower repair shop at Lord’s, equipment essential for preparing the world’s most famous cricket ground ready for next season. The six Christmas stamps have been cancelled with the MCC logo for their first day of issue. Only 250 will be issued as a numbered limited edition priced at £12.50 plus £1.50 post and packing. The covers are available from the MCC Museum at Lord’s or Chapman and Mitchell covers at Bletchley Park Post Office, The Mansion, Bletchley Park, MK3 6EB. Web site

London based Karen Neale is the official MCC artist and recently published her book of London Landscapes. Bletchley Park Post Office used her studies of Lord’s cricket ground to create a series of match day souvenirs. The combination of original paintings with a specially cancelled stamp issue provided cricket fans with a unique memento of the big matches at Lord’s. As limited editions the future values are sure to rise. The Christmas cover completes the set for 2006.

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