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MI6 Station X Under Cover at Bletchley Park

"Station X" was the designation given to Bletchley Park by MI6 during World War Two. In fact the station was a tiny room below the water tower on the mansion roof which was chosen because the presence of extensive lead piping significantly amplified radio signals. This enabled MI6 to maintain radio contact with their agents from as far away as Norway to North Africa. So secret was Station X that it was even kept secret from Bletchley Park’s own Enigma codebreakers led by Alan Turing.

Bletchley Park Wartime MI6 Radio Station and Codebreaking Centre

A specially commissioned illustration by Rebecca Peacock features Bletchley Park's iconic mansion as the backdrop for the 1st class "Station X" stamp. A Bletchley Park first day of issue postmark based on Enigma machine keys completes the unique combination. With only 1000 being issued these little pieces of art and history (pictured below) could become worth considerably more than their £9.99 issue price. A full set of the next part of the A to Z series will also be available at £15 and they are only available direct from Bletchley Park with a preview available on the website or by phone: 01908 363489/631797.

Bletchley Park's volunteers are already working hard to get their Alan Turing Centenary issue out to eager collectors and the demand already from around the world for "Station X" first day covers means they will be getting even busier.

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Bletchley Park Station X First Day Cover

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