First day cover of Chipperfield stamps


When the Chipperfield's Circus came to Belfast in 1984, my wife and I made ourselves known to the elderly Richard Chipperfield. He made us very welcome and gave us these commemorative stamps which he signed. He also told us a little about Mary Ann and according to him she died of food poisoning from eating tinned lobster.
(Can anyone substantiate this? please email me

Press cutting Belfast Telegraph 7/8/84 (Sorry about the quality)
Press cutting and photo of Richard Jun aged 16
The "tackled robbers" mentioned in this cutting refers to the episode in Londonderry documented on page 133 of David Jamieson's book
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