The Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Saturday, October 27, 2007

in Commemorative,GB stamps

I was lucky enough to have got tickets for the première showing of Elizabeth: The Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush at the Rome Film Festival last week. The film was a sumptuous romp through history with Cate Blanchett as fabulous as ever - the scenes showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 were particularly impressive.

These British commemorative stamps were designed by Graham Evernden and issued on 19 July, 1988 on the 400th anniversary of the event. The set of five stamps was printed se-tenant (joined together in a horizontal strip) and the individual stamps form a composite design which runs across all five. All five stamps were valued at 18 pence and feature, reading from left to right: Spanish Galeasse off The Lizard; English Fleet leaving Plymouth; Engagement off the Isle of Wight; Attack of English Fire-ships, Calais; Armada in Storm, North Sea.

Spanish Armada 400th Anniversary Postage Stamps -1988

SPANISH ARMADA LTD ED 400th ANNIVDEDICATED ALBUM with 18 BENHAM SILK 1988 FDCS
SPANISH ARMADA LTD ED 400th ANNIVDEDICATED ALBUM with 18 BENHAM SILK 1988 FDCS
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QEII Presentation Pack 192 Spanish Armada1988
QEII Presentation Pack 192 Spanish Armada1988
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1988 Spanish Armada Bureau H S FDC
1988 Spanish Armada Bureau H S FDC
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1988 Spanish Armada Plymouth H S FDC
1988 Spanish Armada Plymouth H S FDC
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GB MNH Scott 1217 1221 1988 Spanish Armada strip of 5 folded
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SAINT VINCENT 1988 SPANISH ARMADA SHIPS 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMADA SHEET
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER PLYMOUTH SHS b
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA BENHAM BLCS 34 FIRST DAY COVER DOVER KENT SHS a
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA RM FIRST DAY COVER HOUSE OF COMMONS SW1 CDS
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER PLYMOUTH SHS a
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