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 FIRST DAY COVER FDC COMMEMS 1988 SPANISH ARMADA Pmk PB
GB FIRST DAY COVER FDC COMMEMS 1988 SPANISH ARMADA Pmk PB
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O 2018 COLOMBIA BUQUE GLORIA SPANISH SAILBOAT 1968 ARMADA DE COLOMBIA ARC
O 2018 COLOMBIA BUQUE GLORIA SPANISH SAILBOAT 1968 ARMADA DE COLOMBIA ARC
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O 2018 COLOMBIA BUQUE GLORIA SPANISH SAILBOAT 1968 ARMADA DE COLOMBIA ARC
O 2018 COLOMBIA BUQUE GLORIA SPANISH SAILBOAT 1968 ARMADA DE COLOMBIA ARC
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PHILATELIC ITEM SIGNED RARE SPANISH ARMADA COVER ARTIST GRAHAM EVERNDEN
PHILATELIC ITEM SIGNED RARE SPANISH ARMADA COVER ARTIST GRAHAM EVERNDEN
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FDC Great Britain Spanish Armada Plymouth July 1988 postmark Howards Printers
FDC Great Britain Spanish Armada Plymouth July 1988 postmark Howards Printers
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GB Stamps First Day Cover 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada CDS Northants 1988
GB Stamps First Day Cover 400th Anniversary of Spanish Armada CDS Northants 1988
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08586 GB Bradbury FDC Spanish Armada Tilbury 19 July 1988
08586 GB Bradbury FDC Spanish Armada Tilbury 19 July 1988
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St Vincent 1988 SG MS 1143 Spanish Armada Ships MNH
St Vincent 1988 SG MS 1143 Spanish Armada Ships MNH
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER PLYMOUTH SHS b
19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA ROYAL MAIL FIRST DAY COVER PLYMOUTH SHS b
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19 JULY 1988 SPANISH ARMADA BENHAM BLCS 34 FIRST DAY COVER DOVER KENT SHS a
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