Four stamp sheets signed by world champion Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were auctioned to raise money for a cancer charity. The eBay auction ran from February 17 to February 26.

The set of four printed sheets depicting the recently released Formula One stamps has been provided by Guernsey Post Stamps.

“Our stamps are printed in sheets and each sheet is numbered as they are produced. The sheets numbered 0001 are first off the print run and are the most coveted,” explained Dawn Gallienne, head of philatelic.

“With Lewis and Jenson’s support, every single penny that we raise will go to Teenage Cancer Trust, which is the only UK and Channel Islands charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24,” she added..

Moreover, Martin Whitmarsh, Team Principal for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, said: “I’m delighted that Guernsey Post Stamps has issued such a visually compelling set of stamps that celebrate Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton as British Formula 1 world champions.

The Teenage Cancer Trust launched its Guernsey Appeal in 2011 where it unveiled plans to open a specialist 10-bed unit at Southampton General Hospital.

In 2008, Lewis Hamilton was also featured in a set of six exciting stamps showcasing spectacular images of his championship year. The Isle of Man Post Office has made the stamps, Lewis Hamilton – Formula One World Champion, available in a series of collectable sets.

Are you a real F1 fan? Then make sure to send letters using these special stamps. Your loved ones will be happy to collect them form their mailbox.

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