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

THE SPANISH ARMADA 1988 BUREAU FDI Royal Mail Cover + All 5 PHQ Cards
THE SPANISH ARMADA 1988 BUREAU FDI Royal Mail Cover + All 5 PHQ Cards
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COVERSCAPE computer designed 425th anniversary of the Spanish Armada event cover
COVERSCAPE computer designed 425th anniversary of the Spanish Armada event cover
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GB QEII 1988 FDC 400th Anniv of the Spanish Armada Reduced to 99p
GB QEII 1988 FDC 400th Anniv of the Spanish Armada Reduced to 99p
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US Stamps KMC Anniversary cover for Spanish Armada Defeat July 29 1588
US Stamps KMC Anniversary cover for Spanish Armada Defeat July 29 1588
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GB STAMPS400th ANNIVERSARY OF SPANISH AMARDA 1988 6P43
GB STAMPS400th ANNIVERSARY OF SPANISH AMARDA 1988 6P43
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1988 Spanish Armada Plymouth H S FDC
1988 Spanish Armada Plymouth H S FDC
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER BUREAU SHS
19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER BUREAU SHS
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GB QE2 A complete strip of used stamps 400th Anniversary Spanish Armada
GB QE2 A complete strip of used stamps 400th Anniversary Spanish Armada
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1988 BENHAM SILK FDC L20 400th ANNIVERSARY SPANISH ARMADA SANTANDER
1988 BENHAM SILK FDC L20 400th ANNIVERSARY SPANISH ARMADA SANTANDER
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ST VINCENT SCOTT 1100 1105 MNH SHIPS SPANISH ARMADA
ST VINCENT SCOTT 1100 1105 MNH SHIPS SPANISH ARMADA
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