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

19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER DONCASTER FDI
19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER DONCASTER FDI
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GB 1988 400th ANNIVERSARY of SPANISH ARMADA STRIP MNH
GB 1988 400th ANNIVERSARY of SPANISH ARMADA STRIP MNH
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1988 FDC 400th anniversary Spanish Armada FDI 19 Jul 1988 Luton with insert
1988 FDC 400th anniversary Spanish Armada FDI 19 Jul 1988 Luton with insert
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British 1988 Spanish Armada MNH set SG 1400 1404
British 1988 Spanish Armada MNH set SG 1400 1404
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The Spanish Armada 1988 First Day Cover SG1400 to SG1404 Edinburgh
The Spanish Armada 1988 First Day Cover SG1400 to SG1404 Edinburgh
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The Spanish Armada 1988 First Day Cover SG1400 to SG1404 Derby
The Spanish Armada 1988 First Day Cover SG1400 to SG1404 Derby
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GB FIRST DAY COVER FDC 1274 1988 SPECIALS SPANISH ARMADA pmk Dover
GB FIRST DAY COVER FDC 1274 1988 SPECIALS SPANISH ARMADA pmk Dover
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Great Britain 1988 FDC Royal Mail Cover Spanish Armada Ships Plymouth Devon
Great Britain 1988 FDC Royal Mail Cover Spanish Armada Ships Plymouth Devon
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GB 1988 400th ANNIV SPANISH ARMADA STUART FDC BFPO 2179 BOOTHS 275i
GB 1988 400th ANNIV SPANISH ARMADA STUART FDC BFPO 2179 BOOTHS 275i
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400th Anniversary of The Spanish Armada Se tenant strip of five 18p July 1988
400th Anniversary of The Spanish Armada Se tenant strip of five 18p July 1988
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