Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks
Madonna & Child designs:
Virgin and Child (detail) attributed to Gerard David © Museo del Prado,
Madrid, Spain/ Bridgeman Images;
The Madonna and Child (detail) by
William Dyce, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017;
Virgin Mary with Child (detail) attributed to Quinten Massys, Royal
Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain © Erich Lessing;
The Small Cowper Madonna (detail) by Raphael © National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA /Bridgeman Images;
The Sleep of the Infant Jesus
(detail) by Giovanni Battista Sassoferrato, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France © Erich Lessing;
Saint Luke Painting the Virgin (detail) by Eduard Jakob von Steinle, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.
2nd class: Arwen Wilson (9), Family of Snowpeople.
1st class: Ted Lewis-Clark (10) Father Christmas in the sky.
The Madonna and Child stamps were designed by Royal MailLtd based on initiral concept ideas by Kate Stephens (original artists shown above). Children's Comptition: Ted Lewis-Clark and Arwen Wilson for Royal Mail Ltd. Miniature sheet: border designed by Supple Studio featuring typography by John Stevens.
The self-adhesive stamps are 24 x 28mm, perf 14.5 x 15 in sheets of 25/50 with phosphor bands as appropriate, and are printed by De La Rue Security Print, in gravure. The gummed Miniature Sheet and booklets are printed by International Security Printers in gravure. The generic sheets are printed by International Security Printers in litho. The miniature sheet is 179 x 74mm.Products issued, available from Royal Mail:
Set of 12 stamps, miniature sheet, 2 x generic Smilers sheets, Booklets of 12 x 1st & 12 x 2nd, each containing 6 Madonna & Child and 6 Competition winners, Booklets of 12 x 1st & 12 x 2nd containing Madonna stamps only.
First day covers (set of 12 or MS) -- Presentation pack -- Stamp cards (set of 13)
Special postmarks available for the day of issue were shown in Royal Mail's Postmark Bulletins (download here)
This page created 26 October 2017
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