Thursday, June 4, 2015

GIBRALTAR 2008 Lord Nelson 250th Birth Anniversary "Ships" Complete Set

Gibraltar celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Horatio Nelson in 2008 ,with an issue of 6 stamps, a miniature sheet, 6 sheetlets and the flagship limited edition (1,000 copies) special folder containing the complete set.

Horatio Nelson was born on 29 September 1758 in a rectory in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, the sixth of eleven children of the Reverend

Edmund Nelson and Catherine Nelson. His mother, who died when he was nine, was a grandniece of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Oxford, the de facto first prime minister of the British Parliament. It was at Beccles church, Suffolk in 1749 that Catherine Suckling from the nearby village of Barsham, Suffolk married the Reverend Edmund Nelson.

Technical Specs

Design:Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography:John Batchelor
Printer:BDT International, Ireland
Process:Offset Lithography
Colours:4 cols.
Stamp size:30 x 40mm
Issue date:2008-03-15
Stamp Values:40p, 40p, 42p, 42p, 49p, 49p