Tuesday, 22 December 2015

ENGLAND

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers much of the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic; and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight.
England's terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north (for example, the mountainous Lake DistrictPennines, and Yorkshire Dales) and in the south west (for example, Dartmoor and the Cotswolds). The capital of England is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

My first covers from England with England regional stamps. My good friend David helped me to get these perfect covers . He went to the post office and requested to get hand cancellation . Previously Royal Mail issued Queen's Head definitive stamps for UK regions with their coat of arms, now they issue regular plain design only. I collected such past issues and prepared a cover . I have done similar ones with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland too. 

I also tried to make a cover with definitive stamps of all regions of Great Britain. I tried the same from N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales, got it successfully cancelled by the help of my good friends Laura and David. from the left side, first one is England region ( now a days all the Queen's head definitive stamps for all regions look as this) second one is Wales region with Wales Coat of Arm, Third one is  Isle of Man coat of arm ( now Channel Islands has own postal administrations), fourth one is N.Ireland Region with their coat of arm,  and the last one is Scotland with Scottish coat of arm.

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