2019 marked the anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two. That conflict had a dramatic impact on life in Britain, and some of those changes are captured in this limited edition display set - The WWII Emergency Banknote and Stamp Limited Edition Set.
Although that 1980's note was much smaller than it's earlier 20th century counterpart, it had the same familiar green colour scheme that had featured on every single pound issued since 1922. Every pound that is, except a special emergency issue released very early in World War Two.Even before war broke out in September 1939 Treasury officials were concerned that the Germans were going to forge British currency. As it happens, these fears were realised in 1942 when it was found the Nazis were using forced labour in their prison camps to create millions of pounds worth of notes, intending to air-drop them over Britain permanently de-stabilising the economy. These new emergency issue notes had a distinctive blue and pink colour scheme.
They were also the first British notes to feature a security thread running through the paper. With this swift action the Bank of England headed off almost certain economic chaos at the hands of a German plot. Although circulated, it is in presentable condition, especially given its age. SPECIAL WARTIME ISSUE BRITISH STAMPS.
It quickly became evident that resources needed to be conserved and at every given opportunity. This may seem trivial at first, but in an era before electronic communications, when virtually everything was sent by post, the savings were quite considerable.
The WWII Emergency Banknote and Stamp Limited Edition Set includes a full set of all six different stamps, and all of them in unused, mint condition. The final items included in this special WWII Emergency Banknote and Stamp Limited Edition Set are the nation's tribute to Sir Winston Churchill. His impact on the conduct of the war and on Britain's resolve cannot be understated. When he died in 1965 the world mourned: he was given the honour of a state funeral, a tribute usually reserved only for the monarch, and at the time it was the largest in world history, with representatives from 112 nations in attendance.Britain released two stamps in commemoration of this great man - a 4d and 1s3d values - and both are included in this set. They are also in unused, mint condition. This item is in the category "Coins\Banknotes\British\English\Pre-1952". The seller is "reptile_shop" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.