British Architecture -Historic Buildings – Stamps of Great Britain 1978.

British Architecture -Historic Buildings – Stamps of Great Britain 1978.

The Royal Mail issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on  British Architecture Historic Buildings. All the buildings were listed as World Heritage Sites. The stamps were issued on 01 Mar 1978. A FDC is listed.

9p-  The Tower of London                                10.5p- Holyroodhouse

11p- Caernarvon Castle                                     13p – Hampton Court Palace.

GB FDC HISTORIC BUILDINGS
GB FDC HISTORIC BUILDINGS 1978

 

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Summertime Events on Stamps – Great Britain 1994

Summertime Events on Stamps – Great Britain 1994

Come Summer and a whole lot of sporting events take place in Great Britain which are captured on a set of five stamps issued by Great Britain on 02 Aug 1994. The Wimbledon with strawberries and Lord’s Cricket Test Match are great summertime events in Great Britain.

A First Day Cover is listed.

19p – Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Llanelwedd

25p – All England Tennis Championships Wimbledon.

30p – Cowes Week, Yacht Regatta

35p – Cricket Test Match at Lord’s

41p -Scottish Highland Games

FDC GB SUMMERTIME
FIRST DAY COVER GREAT BRITAIN 1994 -SUMMERTIME SPORTING EVENTS

 

 

Stamps on London Metropolitan Police – Great Britain 1979.

Stamps on London Metropolitan Police – Great Britain 1979

Royal Mail issued a set of Four stamps on 26 Sep 1979 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary Of London Metropolitan Police.

10p – Policeman on the Beat

11 and Half Pence- Policeman directing Traffic

13p – Mounted Policeman

15p – River Patrol Boat

FDC GB POLICE
FDC GB 1979 -150th ANNIVERSARY LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE

Bicycles on Stamps – Great Britain -1978

Bicycles on Stamps – Great Britain -1978

1978 marked the Centenary of both the Cyclists Touring Club & and the British Cycling Federation. In 1878 the cyclists chose front wheels according to the length of their legs. By 1884 the low-built safety bicycle was attracting Women to cycling as a pastime. The 1920’s bicycles were mass produced and built for the comfort-gear case and rubber pneumatic tyres were common now. The design remained virtually unchanged or 75 years until First Moulton appeared in 1962.

Royal Mail issued a set of four stamps on 02 Aug 1978 on Centenary of First Cycling Organisations.

9p – “Penny Farthing” & 1884 safety bicycle.

10.5p – 1920 Touring Bicycles.

11p – Modern small-wheel bicycles

13p -1978 road racers.

A FDC with the stamps is listed. The cancellation has a cycle wheel.

FDC GB CYCLING
FDC GB 1978 – CYCLING THROUGH THE CENTENARY

 

Stamps on 50th Anniversary of Lord of Rings – Great Britain 2004

Stamps on 50th Anniversary of Lord of Rings – Great Britain 2004

J R R Tolkien’s trilogy “The Lord of Rings” was first published in 1954 and its 50th Anniversary was celebrated in 2004. Great Britain issued a set of ten stamps on 26 Feb 2004 to mark the 50th Anniversary of “Lord of Rings”.

MS GB LORD OF RINGS
MS GB LORD OF RINGS -50th ANNIVERSARY -2004

 

Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers – Stamps on Scottish Golf Courses – Great Britain 1994

Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers – Stamps on Scottish Golf Courses – Great Britain 1994

Great Britain issued a set of Five stamps on 250th Anniversary of Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.In 1744 a committee of the Gentleman Golfers of Edinburgh drafted the first 13 rules of  Golf to compete for a Silver Golf Club, presented by City of Edinburgh, over Leith Links.John Rattray ,a physician and Archer , was the first winner.This was the first known organised golfing competition of any Golf club in the World.

The Scottish Golf Courses featured on the stamps are

19p – Old Course, St Andrews- This is considered to be the oldest Golf course in the World. It si commonly known as “The Cathedral of Golf” and located over common land in St Andrews in Fife Scotland.

25p- 18th Hole, Muirfield- It is a privately owned links which is the home Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.It is located in Gullane ,East Lothian Scotland.it is used in rotation for the Open Championships.The 18th hole is one of the great finishing holes in Golf.

30p- The 15th Hole (Luckyslap) ,Carnoustie. The Carnoustie Golf Links is located  in Carnoustie ,Angus ,Scotland .It was established in 1842. A tough hole is the 15th Hole.This course hosts the Open Championships in rotation.

35p- 8th Hole (The Postage Stamp) Royal Troon. The Royal Troon Golf Club is a links Golf course located in Troon, South Ayrshire,Southwest of Glasgow. It was established in 1878 and has the shortest and longest holes in Open Championships. The 8th hole par-3(Postage Stamp) measures a scant 123 yards (112m) and its diminutive green measures 2635 square feet (245 square meter)

41p- 9th Hole Turnberry and Turnberry Lighthouse 1873. It was established in 1906 and located on the coast of Firth of Clyde in South Ayrshire,Southwestern Scotland. It is owned by Trump organisation. 9th hole is the best 9th hole in Open Championships.

FDC GB GOLF COURSES SCOTLAND
FDC GB GOLF COURSES SCOTLAND 1994

 

Greetings Stamps- Occasions multiple choice – Great Britain 2003

Greetings Stamps- Occasions multiple choice – Great Britain 2003

Great Britain issued a set of Five Greetings stamps for Occasions on 04 Feb 2001. The themes for various occasions with multiple choices are listed below. All are First Class Mail stamps sold for 27 pence.

Gold Star,

SWALK,

Angel,

Yes,

OOPs!,

I did it.

A First Day cover with stamps is listed.

FDC SPECIAL OCCASIONS GB MULTIPLE
GREETINGS STAMPS OCCASIONS MULTIPLE CHOICE -GREAT BRITAIN -2003