Country Definitives 1958-2008

27476 | 03.09.2008 | £29.75

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Printed by Royal Mail. Designed by Adrian Bradbury
Country Definitives 1958-2008 Country Definitives 1958-2008
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Date:
3rd September 2008
Issue:
Country Definitives 1958-2008 Stamp Sheet (Smilers®)
StockCode:
27476
Price:
£29.75
Producer/Series:
A G Bradbury, History of Britain 22
The sheet is limited to 1500 numbered copies.
Details
2008 marks the 50th anniversary of the first ever pictorial stamps issued by the then GPO. These were the first ever stamps for Nothern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the three islands Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. The three islands became independent postal administrations in 1969 and 1971. Regional stamps for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales still continue to be issued in the form of 'Country Definitives'.

This marvellous sheet features a picture of every regional stamp issued between 1958-1969, i.e. all of the pre-decimal stamps which depicted the Wilding portrait of the Queen. The stamp labels feature castles from each regional with regional emblems.