Buckingham First Day Cover

By alison - February 14, 2008 (Updated: November 28, 2014)

irelandcoversm.jpgI have a huge and very exciting announcement to make. One of my images is being used on a first day cover called Celebrating Northern Ireland.

I was contacted back in November by the lovely people of Buckingham Covers. They asked if they could use one of my images of the Giant’s Causeway for a cover celebrating Northern Ireland. I agreed and I’m very glad I did, as they have done a simply beautiful job on the artwork. The cover will be available in March but you can pre-order it now.

If you are interested in stamps or just lovely artwork, have a wander about their site. You’ll find covers on everything from steam trains to James Bond.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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  1. Comment by Arvi

    Arvi February 14, 2008 at 12:52

    That’s terrific, Alison!!! Congrats!! This is very cool – I’d better get an autograph from you soon 😉
    And thank for the help with the DSLR – I will definitely be in touch with you. (I’m actually wondering why I didnt think of reaching out to you sooner!)

  2. Comment by Mirka

    Mirka February 14, 2008 at 21:06

    Great news! Congratulations! I am very happy for you 🙂

  3. Comment by Megan

    Megan February 14, 2008 at 15:24

    Excellent! Congratulations!

  4. Comment by christina

    christina February 14, 2008 at 21:19

    That’s so beautiful! Congratulations.

  5. Comment by pugwash pops

    pugwash pops February 14, 2008 at 23:07

    Wow! … wonderful recognition of the quality of your art … you are indeed awesome, but we always knew that!, it’s just nice to know that other folks are catching up! lotsalov … pp

  6. Comment by Ira

    Ira February 18, 2008 at 16:26

    Great job! Congratulations!

  7. Comment by Alison

    Alison February 19, 2008 at 11:33

    Thanks for the kind words everyone and for all of your encouragement along the way.

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