PRIME MINISTER ANTHONY EDEN (GREAT BRITAIN) - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: PRIME MINISTER JAMES CALLAGHAN (GREAT BRITAIN), DUCHESS OF WINDSOR (WALLIS SIMPSON) , PRIME MINISTER EDWARD HEATH (GREAT BRITAIN), PRIME MINISTER ALEXANDER "ALEC" DOUGLAS-HUME (GREAT BRITAIN), PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN (GREAT BRITAIN), PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON (GREAT BRITAIN), PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER (GREAT BRITAIN) - HFSID 277256
Sale Price $765.00
7 BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS and THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR
Every Prime Minister from 1955 to 1990 has joined the Duchess in signing a series of stamps celebrating the early career of Winston Churchill
Commemorative Envelope signed: "Avon/(Anthony Eden)", "Harold MacMillan", "Margaret Thatcher", "Harold Wilson", "Jim Callaghan", "Home","Edward Heath" and "Wallis/Duchess of Windsor" in black and blue ink. , 9½x4. Four stamps from Fujeira, with Arabic script and English script, featuring images of future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in early events of his career. Postmarks from 1966 are present but not fully legible. ANTHONY EDEN, a youthful Parliamentary supporter of Churchill's in opposition to the appeasement of Hitler, succeeded Churchill as Prime Minister (1955-1957). HAROLD MACMILLAN, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Eden's Conservative government, followed Eden as Prime Minister (1957-1963). ALEX DOUGLAS-HUME (Lord Home) gave up his title to become Prime Minister (1963-1964), the fourth consecutive Prime Minister, Churchill himself included. That string was broken when Labour Party leader HAROLD WILSON won the general election to become the first of his two terms as Prime Minister (1964-1970, 1974-1976). The Conservatives returned to power led by EDWARD HEATH, Prime Minister from 1970-1974. Wilson's second successor was Labor Prime Minister JAMES CALLAGHAN (1976-1979). After ousting Heath from the leadership of the Conservative Party, MARGARET THATCHER led her party to an election victory and began her long tenure as P.M. (1979-1990). WALLIS SIMPSON (1896-1986), the DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, was the American woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936. Winston Churchill led the effort to allow Edward to retain his throne despite marrying Simpson. Heath and Callaghan both died in 2005, leaving Margaret Thatcher as the only surviving signer on this exceptional collection! Fujeira, in the Persian Gulf became part of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. Lightly creased. Two vertical folds touch the Duchess' title. Otherwise, fine condition.
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