Back in 1986 HRH Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson and they became the Duke and Duchess of York. Sarah, commonly known as Fergie, grew up at her father’s farm at Dummer in Hampshire. In order to celebrate the occasion of the marriage the Royal Mail commissioned an artist called Stephen Thomas to design the first day cover for the stamps issued to mark the wedding. Here it is:
I found all this rather interesting as my next picture is a limited edition print, signed and numbered 176/190, and is the very same painting of the church at Dummer that appeared on the first day cover. Stephen Thomas now lives in Hong Kong and has a website http://www.freewebtown.com/stephenthomas/stpw.html
This is the picture, a bit of history perhaps, and all for just £3!