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Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar - 18 October 2005

The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 will be commemorated by Royal Mail with a set of 6 stamps, a miniature sheet and Prestige Stamp Book. The stamps etc can be seen on our main Trafalgar page, click here.


Norvic official limited edition first day covers

Our covers all depict monumental tributes to Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. These scans are all of actual covers.


1. Set of 6 stamps on fdc showing Nelson's Monument in Trafalgar Square, London - Price 8.95.
Available only with postmark L9811. Limited edition of 10.
set of 6 stamps on Norvic fdc showing Nelson's Monument in Trafalgar Square, London


1A. Cover with set of 6 stamps as #1 but with Nelson Union Jack Smilers stamp cancelled 21 October - Price 10.95.
Limited edition of 10.
set of 6 stamps and Smilers stamp on Norvic fdc showing Nelson's Monument in Trafalgar Square, London


2. Set of 6 stamps on fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and HMS Victory in Portsmouth Harbour - Price 8.95. With Portsmouth postmark l9815. set of 6 stamps on Norvic fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and HMS Victory in Portsmouth


3. Miniature sheet on fdc showing Nelson's Monument in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Price 8.95.
A statue of Britannia is atop the monument and also on postmark M9820.
miniature sheet on Norvic fdc showing Nelson's Monument Great Yarmouth


3A. Cover with miniature sheet as #3 but with Nelson Union Jack Smilers stamp cancelled 21 October - Price 10.95.
A statue of Britannia is atop the monument and also on postmark M9820.
miniature sheet and Smilers on Norvic fdc showing Nelson's Monument Great Yarmouth


4. Set of 4 covers showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and Nelson's signature - Price 17.95.
The covers have postmarks L9784, L9808, M9793 & L9806.
prestige book pane on Norvic fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and his signature prestige book pane on Norvic fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and his signature
prestige book pane on Norvic fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and his signature prestige book pane on Norvic fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and his signature


5. Cover showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and HMS Victory in Portsmouth Harbour
with single Smilers stamp with Trafalgar Day 21 October postmark as shown - Price 4.50.
Nelsom Smilers label & Union Flag stamp on Norvic fdc showing statue of Nelson in Norwich and HMS Victory in Portsmouth


Isle of Man

Isle of Man set of 8 issued on Norvic 9 January 2005 cover, with GB Nelson Smilers Stamp cancelled with Portsmouth Trafalgar Day postmark - price 8.95

Isle of Man set of 8 stamps issued 9 January 2005 to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar Bicentenary, on Norvic cover, with GB Nelson Smilers Stamp cancelled with Portsmouth Trafalgar Day postmark.


Isle of Man miniature sheet on Norvic 1 February 2005 cover, with GB Nelson Smilers Stamp
cancelled with Portsmouth Trafalgar Day postmark - price 6.95

Isle of Man miniature sheet issued 1 February 2005 to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar Bicentenary, on Norvic cover, with GB Nelson Smilers Stamp cancelled with Portsmouth Trafalgar Day postmark.


Maximum cards

Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'Nelson mortally wounded' with Bicentenary stamp and Nelson Road (portrait) postmark. Ref NMX01
Card: 'Nelson Mortally wounded at Trafalgar' by D Dighton, National Maritime Museum Greenwich card No 194
Stamp: 1st class 'Death of Nelson'
Postmark: Nelson Road Birmingham
Price: 3.00
Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'The Victory at Trafalgar' with Bicentenary stamp and Portsmouth (HMS Victory) postmark. Ref NMX02
Card: 'The VICTORY at Trafalgar' by J M W Turner, National Maritime Museum Greenwich card No 136
Stamp: 1st class 'Death of Nelson'
Postmark: Bicentenary, Portsmouth
Price: 3.00
Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'Hero of Trafalgar' with Bicentenary stamp and Whitehall (cannon) postmark. Ref NMX03
Card: 'Hero of Trafalgar' by William Heysman Overend,
Stamp: 1st class 'Death of Nelson'
Postmark: Whitehall, London SW1
Price: 3.00
Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'HMS Victory leading the line at Trafalgar' with Bicentenary stamp and Portsmouth 200 (Bicentenary logo) postmark. Ref NMX04
Card: 'HMS Victory leading the line at Trafalgar' by S Francis Smitheman (RN Museum Portsmouth)
Stamp: 68p The Royal Navy fleet attacking in two columns
Postmark: HM Naval Base Portsmouth (Bicentenary logo)
Price: 4.25
Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'Nelson portrait' with Bicentenary stamp and Merton(portrait) postmark. Ref NMX05
Card: 'Lord Nelson' by Matthew Henry Keymer, Norfolk Nelson Museum card
Stamp: 1st class 'Death of Nelson'
Postmark: Merton, London SW18 postmark
Price: 3.00
Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'Nelson portrait' with Bicentenary stamp and Trafalgar Square (portrait) postmark. Ref NMX06
Card: 'Horatio, Viscount Nelson' by L F Abbott, National Maritime Museum Greenwich card No 159
Stamp: 1st class 'Death of Nelson'
Postmark: Trafalgar Square, London postmark
Price: 3.00
Battle of Trafalgar Maximum card, 'Nelson portrait' with Bicentenary stamp and Nelson Road Birmingham (portrait) postmark. Ref NMX07
Card: Unknown - reverse of card is captioned Queen Elizabeth I, National Portrait Gallery.
Stamp: 1st class 'Death of Nelson'
Postmark: Nelson Road, Birmingham, postmark
Price: 3.00



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