The Tudors: Miniature Sheet Stamps

These Royal Mail stamps were affixed to specially designed envelopes and postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued.

21.04.2009 | Coronation Procession of Elizabeth I, Postmarked at London

BUY NOW   £20 The Tudors: Miniature Sheet, Coronation Procession of Elizabeth I The Tudors: Miniature Sheet, Coronation Procession of Elizabeth I
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Stamp Details:
1st Mary Rose
1st Field of Cloth of Gold
90p Royal Exchange
90p Francis Drake
London, Coat of Arms, Special Handstamp
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Stamp by Stamp

1st Class – Mary Rose

Henry VIII’s great battleship was launched in 1510. It sank in the Solent in 1545.

1st Class – Field of Cloth of Gold

The site of a spectacular meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I of France to increase the bonds of friendship between France and England in 1520.

81p – Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange was founded in 1565 as a centre of commerce for the City of London.

81p – Sir Francis Drake

The Elizabethan adventurer and explorer who circumnavigated the globe in 1580.

Product Portfolio

Miniature Sheet – The Age of the Tudors

The miniature sheet is made up of four new stamps (2 x 1st and 2 x 81p) featuring events and individuals from the reign of The House of Tudor. The events featured are Henry VIII’s great Battleship the Mary Rose launched in 1510, the royal conference between England and France in 1520 known as the Field of Cloth of Gold, the foundation of the Royal Exchange in 1565 and the circumnavigation of the world completed by Sir Francis Drake in 1580. The border design features a timeline of the period.

Presentation Pack No 426 – Kings and Queens, the House of Tudor

The fully illustrated presentation pack contains the six Kings and Queens stamps and the Miniature Sheet on a separate designed carrier. Inside the fully illustrated pack there is an overview of the period by historian Professor Ronald Hutton The pack was designed by Atelier Works and printed by Walsall Security Printers.

Stamp Cards

Eleven postcards bearing enlarged images of each of the Kings and Queens, House of Tudor stamps and the miniature sheet go on sale about a week before the stamp issue date. Printed by Fulmar Colour Printing Company Ltd.

Miniature Sheet - Technical Details:

Feature Type/Detail
Number of stamps 4
Stamps 2 x 1st, 2 x 90p
Size of Sheet 123mm x 70mm
Design Atelier works
Acknowledgements Mary Rose © The Art Archive/Magdalene College Cambridge/Eileen Tweedy; The Field of Cloth of Gold, 1520, The Royal Collection © 2008 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; The Royal Exchange of London, Wenceslaus Hollar, 1644 © The Trustees of the British Museum; Sir Francis Drake, 1581, Nicholas Hilliard (1547–1619)/Kunsthistorisches Museum, Austria/The Bridgeman Art Library
Stamp format Portrait
Stamp size 27mm x 37mm
Sheet Size 123mm(w) x 70mm(h)
Printer Cartor Security Printing, Meacé, France
Print process Litho
Perforations 14 x 14
Phosphor Bars
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