Royal Mail and Australia Post join forces to produce a set of 8 stamps each, to coincide with the opening of the Pacific Explorer international stamp exhibition in Sydney. Each se-tenant pair of stamps shows one British and one Australian UNESCO World Heritage Site. 2005 is the 300th anniversary of the commencement of building Blenheim Palace, which is why we have chosen postmark L9521 for some of our covers.
We have produced exclusive Norvic fdcs for these stamps, as shown below.
1 - the Great Britain set, with L9522 (Stonehenge) or postmark
L9521 (Blenheim Palace) [Scans of actual covers] -
2 - The pair of fdcs with matching British and Australian stamps, the Australian stamps postmarked Sydney and the British ones postmarked with L99527 the map of Australia & Kangaroo. [Scans of actual covers] Price £13.50 per pair
3 - GB World Heritage set on 'Jurassic Coast' cover with 2nd class South-west England stamp cancelled on its issue date (8 February) with the Studland postmark 8 February, and WHS stamps cancelled 21 April. The Jurassic Coast of Dorset is one of Britain's most recently designated World Heritage Sites.
Price £11.50 - limited edition of 10. [Scan of actual cover]
4. Pacific Explorer Smilers Norvic FDCs
The Smilers sheet contains 18 different labels and we have produced FDCs in sets of 4 using the whole sheet Price £17.50 per set
FDCs with singles will be available at £4.75 each - awaited from the PO.
5. Pacific Explorer 2005 World
Stamp Expo covers
All covers except the joint-WHS covers (5b) have the postmark "Captain Cook Voyage of Discovery to Australia, Whitby N.Yorks" showing Cook's Endeavour and dated 21 April 2005.
5a. Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover with GB set of World
Heritage stamps cancelled with Captain Cook Whitby postmark - only 2
available ALL SOLD
5b. Set of 4 Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover with both
British and Australian sets of World Heritage stamps cancelled with
Sydney FDI and London Kangaroo & Map postmarks. Just one cover
shown here to save space: each cover has a matching pair of stamps.
Only 2 sets produced and just one set available - S O L D
5c. Set of 5 Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover each with
stamps from a horizontal row from the GB Smilers sheet, the set of 5
accommodating all 20 stamps & labels from the sheet. Price
£19.00 per set
5d. Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover a single stamp from the GB
Smilers sheet, cancelled with the Captain Cook Whitby postmark - each
label is different. Price £2.50 each
This page created 7 June 2005
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