In 2016 the Westminster Collection issued this beautiful Two Pound First Day Cover to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
In 1666 London, was mainly comprised of mainly wood structures, built close to each other. The small fire, which started in a bakery in Pudding Lane, went on to spread across the city.
Who can imagine the sight, as people fled the flames, leaving everything to the fire? Aaron West, a member of The Royal Mint’s team of expert designers, has taken the perspective of one of the Londoners seeking sanctuary on the Thames to capture the devastating scenes of the time.
Aaron’s dramatic design captures the stories of the moments that changed London forever. His inspiration, along with first-hand accounts from popular figures such as Samuel Pepys, and the role played by The Royal Mint’s home at the Tower of London, are all explored in the display folder that houses your £2 coin.
This First Day Cover comes complete with limited edition stamps with postmark Fire and Flaming, London EC3, 02 Sep 2016