Jun 6, 2010

THE KING'S STAMPS(London 2010 Festival of Stamps) FDC from GB

FDC Name:London 2010 Festival of stamps
Issue Date:8th MAY 2010.
Details:Every 10 years London hosts an international stamp exhibition, but this time it's different.  The London 2010 Festival of Stamps is a year long celebration of stamps, stamp design and postal heritage. The second sheet showcases the first commemorative stamps issued by Great Britain (the two 1924 British Empire Exhibition stamps) and the two top values of the 1913 definitive series, the 10/- blue and £1 green Seahorse designs. 
Technical details:
Designed by Sedley Place, the sheet is printed by Joh. Ensschedé Stamps in intaglio and lithography, with phosphor bars, perf 15 x 14. Sheet dimensions: 115mm x 89mm;  stamps size: 34 x 45 and 34 x 60mm
1st Class definitives – original British Empire Exhibition stamp designed by Harold Nelson based on engravings by JAC Harrison;
£1 definitives – original ‘Seahorse’ stamp designed by Bertram Mackennal based on engravings by JAC Harrison
All stamp and postmark images are copyright 2010, Royal Mail.
Remark:After long time I got this FDC,Thanks to my friend who had arranged this FDC through Royal Mail.

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