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

RN Philatelic Cover RNSC 5 11 Sighting of the Spanish Armada Double Signed
RN Philatelic Cover RNSC 5 11 Sighting of the Spanish Armada Double Signed
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1988 THE SPANISH ARMADA COTSWOLD FDC  PLYMOUTH SHS CV 6
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1988 SPANISH ARMADA SET OF 5 SG1400 4 USED
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US Armada MI 48005 29 Jul 1983 395 Years Defeat Of Spanish Armada
US Armada MI 48005 29 Jul 1983 395 Years Defeat Of Spanish Armada
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US Armada MI 48005 Naval Cover 29 Jul 1983 Defeat Of Spanish Armada Jul 29 1588
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER PLYMOUTH SHS b
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Great Britain 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada 5v SG1400 1404
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f1g postcards x 5 royal mail the spanish armada 1988
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GB FDC 1988 SPANISH ARMADA 400th ANNIVERSARY COTSWOLD COVER
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SPANISH ARMADA ANNIVERSARY SET OF 1988 USED GB STAMPS PAY ONLY ONE P
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