In 1996 when the Post Office went on strike, Coincraft was the only company in the world to legally
issue stamps. We issued six different postage stamps, with a face value of 1p, 10p, 25p, 50p, £1
& £5. Each stamps depicting the coins of Edward VIII, that would have been issued had Edward not
abdicated. The stamps were printed by The House of Questa, the same firm that used to print stamps
for the Post Office.
We have just 100 of the covers, cancelled with the date of the strike 6.8.96 and containing one of
the crownsized Edward VIII Great Britain medallic replica. We thought that we were out of stock years
ago, but a visit to one of our vault rooms proved me wrong. A fantastic item and priced to tempt and