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

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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1988 SPANISH ARMADA TILBURY H S PPS SILK FDC FROM COLLECTION X11
1988 SPANISH ARMADA TILBURY H S PPS SILK FDC FROM COLLECTION X11
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1988 SPANISH ARMADA 400TH ANNIVERSARY 1588 UK FDC
1988 SPANISH ARMADA 400TH ANNIVERSARY 1588 UK FDC
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1988 Royal Mail Commemorative Sets MNH Sold separately  as full year set
1988 Royal Mail Commemorative Sets MNH Sold separately as full year set
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1988 GB FDC 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada
1988 GB FDC 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada
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Strip of 10 Great britain 1988 400thAnniversary of Spanish Armada used
Strip of 10 Great britain 1988 400thAnniversary of Spanish Armada used
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QEII 1988 Presentation Pack The Spanish Armada Stamps
QEII 1988 Presentation Pack The Spanish Armada Stamps
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1988 Royal Mail Commemorative Presentation Packs Sold separately
1988 Royal Mail Commemorative Presentation Packs Sold separately
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GB 1988 400th Anniversary Spanish Armada SG1400 4 Complete Set Unmounted Mint
GB 1988 400th Anniversary Spanish Armada SG1400 4 Complete Set Unmounted Mint
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GB 1988 FDC Naval Spanish Armada Blackburn postmark
GB 1988 FDC Naval Spanish Armada Blackburn postmark
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