Captain James Cook Stamps

These new Royal Mail stamps will be affixed to specially designed envelopes and then postmarked on the first day of issue.

To be issued on 16.08.2018 | Captain James Cook, Postmarked at Whitby

PRE-ORDER   £19.75 Captain James Cook: Miniature Sheet, Captain James Cook Captain James Cook: Miniature Sheet, Captain James Cook
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16th August 2018 - Captain James Cook - Now available for pre-order.
Stamp Type:
Stamp Details:
1st Chart of Discoveries
1st Boathouse and canoe on Raiatea
£1.45 Maori clifftop fort
£1.45 Reparing the Endeavour
Producer/Series:   ( BFDC No 507 )
Postmark:
Whitby, James Cook Society, Special Handstamp
Notes: Royal Mail marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook setting sail in one of the greatest voyages of discovery of all time aboard HMS Endeavour with nearly 100 men including astronomers, artists and scientists. The expedition was an incredible success, during which Cook and his men initiated the first European contact with Eastern Australia, mapped New Zealand and observed the transit of Venus.

The three year voyage revealed unprecedented information about the lands, peoples, flora and fauna of the Pacific to European eyes, and set new standards for cartography, scientific enquiry and exploration. These covers are printed on the finest quality linen textured paper and then lovingly hand made into envelopes.
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