British Forces Philatelic Service

British Forces Philatelic Service
The Old Post Office Links Place
Elie LEVEN
Fife
KY9 1AX
Scotland

Website

The Forces Philatelic Bureau, operated by BFPS, designs and produces special handstamps and commemorative covers to mark British State and Armed Forces events. They are unique and specific to the occasion. The special handstamp carries the British Forces Postal Service number obtainable only from the Bureau. All profits are in aid of Service charities.

www.bfps.org.uk

E-mail

justask@bfps.org.uk

Telephone

01333 330525

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British Forces Philatelic Service

British Forces Philatelic Services is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company(CIC) which operates the Forces Philatelic Bureau on behalf of the British Forces Post Office (BFPO).

The Forces Philatelic Bureau, operated by BFPS, designs and produces special handstamps and commemorative covers to mark British State and Armed Forces events. They are unique and specific to the occasion. The special handstamp carries the British Forces Postal Service number obtainable only from the Bureau.

BFPS is run by volunteers who are all ex-Services. We fundraise for GB Forces charities through philately. Our profits are donated to Service charities. For further information on our company please refer to our website (www.bfps.org.uk).

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

The British Forces Philatelic Services Website including the online shop is accessible 24/7 unless otherwise notified.

Admission charges

Access to the Website is free.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
BFPS 3176 BFPO Commemorates The Great War

BFPO Commemorates The Great War - A Field Post Office

  • 28 July 2014 — 30 November 2018 *on now

The Forces Philatelic Bureau is producing a special commemorative cover to coincide with the 'The Great War' issue of stamps from Royal Mail on 28th July. The cover with a single stamp highlights the role played by the Field Post Offices during The Great War. Included will be an information insert and along with the covers it will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark the event.

You can buy these covers from the BFPS online shop.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Web based only - www.bfps.org.uk

Admission

Free access to website

Website

http://www.bfps.org.uk

BFPS FDC Letter from Home

BFPO First Day Cover - Letter from Home

  • 28 July 2014 — 24 November 2018 *on now

The Forces Philatelic Bureau is producing a special first day cover to coincide with the 'The Great War' issue of stamps from Royal Mail on 28th July.

The 'Letter from Home' first day cover includes the set of six stamps and is cancelled by the BFPS 3176 special handstamp "The Great War Centenary" which features a wartime mail censor's mark.

Included will be an information insert and along with the covers it will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark the event.

You can buy these covers from the BFPS online shop.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Web based only - www.bfps.org.uk

Admission

Access to the website is free

Website

http://www.bfps.org.uk

BFPS Britain Declares War

BFPO Commemorates The Great War

  • 4 August 2014 — 24 November 2018 *on now

The Forces Philatelic Bureau is producing a special commemorative cover to mark the Declaration of War 4ᵗʰ August 1914. The cover with a single stamp uses an image of a contemporary newspaper headline "Great Britain Declares War", which has been used to highlight this historic event. Included will be an information insert and along with the covers it will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark the event.

You can buy these covers from the BFPS online shop.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Web based only - www.bfps.org.uk

Admission

Access to the website is free.

Website

http://www.bfps.org.uk

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