Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Women of Distinction - 14 October 2008

Set of 6 new british stamps showing Marie Stopes, Claudia 	Jones, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Elizabeth Garrett 
Anderson, Eleanor Rathbone, Barbara Castle.
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Set of 6 stamps:
1st class - Millicent Garrett Fawcett
48p - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
50p - Marie Stopes
56p - Eleanor Rathbone
72p - Claudia Jones
81p - Barbara Castle

Brief descriptions from Wikipedia - & weblinks

1st class - Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Millicent Garrett was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England. As a suffragist, she took a moderate line, but was a tireless campaigner, concentrating much of her energy on the struggle to improve women's opportunities for higher education. In 1871, she co-founded Newnham College, Cambridge. She later became president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (the NUWSS), a position she held from 1897 until 1919.

48p - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (June 9, 1836 - December 17, 1917), was an English physician and feminist, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain.

50p - Marie Stopes
Marie Stopes (October 15, 1880 - October 2, 1958) was a Scottish author, eugenicist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of family planning. Stopes edited the journal Birth Control News which gave anatomically explicit advice, and in addition to her enthusiasm for protests at places of worship this provoked protest from both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. Her sex manual Married Love, which was written while she was still a virgin, was controversial and influential.

56p - Eleanor Rathbone
Eleanor Florence Rathbone (May 12, 1872 - January 2, 1946) was an Independent British Member of Parliament and long-term campaigner for women's rights.

72p - Claudia Jones
Claudia Jones (February 15, 1915-December 24, 1964) was born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad. She was a feminist, Black Nationalist, political activist, community leader, journalist, and communist in the U.S.. She is also remembered in the UK as 'the mother of Notting Hill Carnival'. As a result of the post-war cocoa price crash in Trinidad, when she was eight years old, she moved to Harlem, New York. She went on to win the Theodore Roosevelt Award for Good Citizenship at her junior high school.

81p - Barbara Castle
Barbara Castle (October 6, 1910 - May 3, 2002) was a British left-wing politician, born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (and brought up in Pontefract and Bradford, Yorkshire), who adopted her family's politics, joining the Labour Party. Elected to Parliament in 1945, she rose to become one of the most important Labour party politicians of the twentieth century.

Technical details:

Designed by Together Design, the stamps are printed in gravure by Walsall Security Printers. The stamps are 35mm x 37mm and are in sheets of 25/50. All images are by kind permission of Royal Mail, Copyright 2008. This website is copyright Norvic Philatelics 2008.

Women of Distinction first day cover.Products issued:

First Day Covers There is no Norvic FDC for this issue.
Royal Mail FDCs 

Mint set
Presentation Pack
Set of 6 Stamp Cards unused 
Women of Distinction stamp cards. Women of Distinction presentation pack.

Special Postmarks
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown here. These may not be to scale. These postmarks cannot be obtained after the date of issue.

Tallents House postmark with text as below. Aldeburgh postmark with text: 'Believe and you will conquer'. Non-picotorial Aldeburgh First Day postmark with no added text. postmark showing pawprint. postmark showing cartoon 'detective dog'.
Ref FD825
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark with text 'Through thick and thin we will never give in'
Ref FD826
Aldeburgh Suffolk official postmark with text 'Believe and you will conquer'
Ref FD826NP
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Official non-pictorial Postmark
Ref L11129
Downing Street, London SW1A
Ref M11132
Suffrage Street, Smethwick
postmark showing female symbol. postmark showing Badge of the International Sheep Dog Society. postmark showing Guide dog leading walker. postmark showing sea shell. postmark showing phil-stamp eating ice cream cone.
Ref L11128
Boadicea Street, London N1
Ref L11127
Equality for Women, Heathrow, Middlesex
Ref L11126
BP WW2 Bletchley Park Veteran
Ref L11125
Parliament Square, London SW1A
Ref W11142
'PILLS', Pill, Bristol
postmark showing 'superwoman'. postmark showing a handbag (US=purse). postmark with text as shown below.
Ref L11122
Ladywell, London SE13
Ref L11123
Ladywell, London SE13
Ref L11145
Women's Rights, London

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This page updated 10 October 2008

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