Great Britain commemorative stamps 1970 - 1979


Great Britain commemorative stamps 1970 - 1979

=History=

Postage Stamps were first used in Great Britain on May 6, 1840, with the introduction of the world's first Adhesive Postage Stamp known as the Penny Black. Until 1924, all British stamps depicted only the portrait of the reigning Monarch, with the exception of the 'High Value' stamps (also known as the "Sea Horses" design) issued in 1913, which were twice the size of normal stamps with added pictorial design.

In 1924, the first 'Commemorative' stamp was issued for the British Empire Exhibition, there were then occasional issues over the next thirty years, when the frequency of new issues became more regular. From the mid-1960's, in most years, six to nine sets of commemorative stamps have been issued every year. PHQ Cards, postcard sized reproductions of commemorative stamps, have also been issued to accompany every new set of stamps since the mid-seventies.
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British Commemorative stamps issued between 1970 and 1979.

Other Decades

*Great Britain commemorative stamps 1924 - 1969
*Great Britain commemorative stamps 1980 - 1989
*Great Britain commemorative stamps 1990 - 1999
*Great Britain commemorative stamps 2000 - 2009
Portal|Philately

Acknowledgements

Stanley Gibbons Concise Stamp Catalogue.
[http://www.gibbonsstampmonthly.com Gibbons Stamp Monthly]
Royal Mail Stamp Guide
Royal Mail British Philatelic Bulletin

ee also

* Stanley Gibbons
* Stamp Collecting
* List of people on stamps
* Philately
* stamps
* PHQ Cards

External links

* [http://www.stanleygibbons.com/home/index.asp/ Stanley Gibbons Stamps Shop Homepage]
* [http://www.royalmail.com Royal Mail]


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