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

1988 GB COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada Set of 5 Used
1988 GB COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada Set of 5 Used
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Complete used GB stamp set 1988 Spanish Armada 400th Anniversary
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GB Commemoratives 1988 400th Anniversary Spanish Armada Very Fine Used 3564
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GB PRESENTATION PACK No192  SPANISH ARMADA
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1988 Spanish Armada good used set
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GB COMMEMS 1988 SPANISH ARMADA GUTTER STRIPS UNM MINT
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GB 1988 Spanish armada set SG 1400 4 unmounted mint MNH
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British Stamps 1988 Spanish Armada 400th Anniversary SG1400 1404 Full Used Set
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GB QEII Comm Stamps 1988 SG 1400 04 Spanish Armada Set from FDC
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wbc GB PRESENTATION PACK 1988 400th ANNIVERSARY SPANISH ARMADA
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