Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks
British Army Uniforms - 20 September 2007
In the first set of a series of military uniforms, Royal Mail is issuing a set of 6 stamps showing British Army Uniforms.
The stamps, in se-tenant strips of 3, feature in reverse
1st class a military police NCO from Kosovo, a tank commander from the Second World War, and an artillery observer from World War One;
78p a rifleman from the Peninsula War, a grenadier from the battle of Blenheim and a trooper from the Earl of Oxford's Horse from around the time of the restoration of King Charles II.
The set tracks the changes from the colourful uniforms of the 17th, 18th and 19th century to the present day disruptive pattern camouflage.
This issue will also include a presentation pack, stamp cards, and a prestige stamp book (PSB). We will produce a set of first day covers for the panes, and another for the set of 6.
The prestige book panes are shown below.
The Machin definitive pane is printed in gravure and the other three panes in litho, all by Enschede, so many new stamps!
The 27 x 37mm stamps are designed by Atelier Works and printed in lithography by Joh Enschede Stamps. The Prestige Book is also printed by Joh Enschede Stamps (see above for details).
All images except Norvic FDCs are copyright Royal Mail 2007
We have produced exclusive FDCs for this issue for the set and in sets of 4 prestige book panes.
Norvic FDC for the set of 6 stamps illustrated with an Ensign of the
Grenadier Guards, available with postmark L10391 (Guards Road Windsor)
or M10701 (Falkland Way Birmingham) Price - £8.95 - Note:
this is digital mock-up.
Prestige book on a set of 4 Norvic FDCs illustrated with a
contemporary picture of George 2nd Duke of Cambridge, who commanded
division in Crimea 1854.
The stamp panes are cancelled as follows:
Pane 1 - S10705 Belfast; Pane 2 - L10695 London SW1; Pane 3 - W10708 Cardiff; Pane 4 - S10706 Edinburgh
Price - £18.75 (Note the postmarks have been added digitally to scans of the actual panes.)
Set of 6 stamps mint
Set of 6 stamp cards
Special first day of issue postmarks.
| Ref FD731
Philatelic Bureau Official First Day postmark.
"I Seen 'im Serve the Queen in a Suit o' Rifle-Green..." [Rudyard Kipling]
| Ref FD732
Official Boot, Holmrook First Day postmark.
| Ref FD732N
Boot non-pictorial FD postmark
| Ref L10690
The Chosen Men, Ilford, Essex
| Ref L10391
Guards Road, Windsor, Berks
| Ref L10695
| Ref S10705
| Ref S10706
| Ref W10708
| Ref M10701
Falkland Way, Birmingham
| Ref L10693
First Day of Issue London N1 British Army Uniforms Autumn Stampex.
| Ref L10696
The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset
| Ref N10703
Eden Camp, Malton Yorks
| Ref L10692
| Ref F10711
357th Anniv. of Battle of Dunbar
| Ref L10694
Whitehall London SW1
| Ref L10697
Armoury Road, London SE8
| Ref W10707
Frome & District Stamp Club 10th Anniversary, Frome Somerset
| Ref L10717
British Army Uniforms, Salisbury
| Ref L10716
115th Anniversary General Anders, C-in-C 2nd Polish Corps, London SW7
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