Duke of Wellington

32009 | 15.07.2009 | £500

Printed by Royal Mail. Designed by Adrian Bradbury
Duke of Wellington Duke of Wellington
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Date:
15th July 2009
Issue:
Duke of Wellington Stamp Sheet (Smilers®)
StockCode:
32009
Price:
£500
Producer/Series:
A G Bradbury, History of Britain 43
The sheet is limited to 250 numbered copies.
Details
This sheet marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Talavera which resulted in Wellesley being ennobled as "Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington". The sheet features the following images:

Border - top left - 1811 Battle of Albuera.
Border - top right - 1809 Battle of Talavera.
Border - bottom - 1815 Battle of Waterloo.
Border - left side panel - 1815 Colour Sergeant.
Border - right side panel - 1815 Cavalryman.

The ten labels feature battle scenes from the Peninsula War:

Label 1 - 1808 Battle of Vimeiro.
Label 2 - 1809 Battle of Talavera.
Labels 3 & 4 - 1810 Battle of Busaco.
Labels 5 & 6 - 1811 Battle of Fuentes de OƱoro.
Labels 7 & 8 - 1812 Battle of Salamanca.
Labels 9 & 10 - 1813 Battle of Vitoria.

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