GB 1971 Literary Anniversaries

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue: 28th July 1971
  • Designed by Rosalind Dease
  • Printed by Harrison & Sons Ltd, High Wycombe
  • Print process: Photogravure
  • Phosphor: 2 phosphor bands
  • Sheet Format: 100 (10 by 10)
  • Stamp Size: 41mm x 30mm
  • Perforations: 14.75 x 14
  • Paper/Gum: Chalk Surfaced with PVA
  • Withdrawn: 27th July 1972

Literary Anniversaries 1971

3p ~ 150th anniversary of the death of John Keats, poet, 1795-1821
5p ~ Bicentenary of the death of Thomas Gray, scholar and poet, 1716-1771
7½p ~ Bicentenary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, 1771-1832

Sheet stamps


First Day Covers

  • Post Office cover with LONDON EC First Day of Issue postmark
First Day Cover
  • Post Office cover with DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN First Day of Issue postmark
  • This was before Isle of Man Post Office became independent in 1973
First Day Cover, Douglas
  • London Road, High Wycombe in Bucks
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Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack