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800th Anniversary of Cambridge University Commemorative Sheet: 7 October 2009

Royal Mail is marking the 800th anniversary of Cambridge University with the issue of another premium-pricec commemorative sheet.  The sheet is pictured below, the labels include Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, the Boat Race, DNA, and the Cambridge Footlights.

The Royal Mail Commemorative Sheets consist of 10 x 1st class stamps, with commemorative labels and a commemorative border in an illustrated and informative folder.

Royal Mail Commemorative Sheet - 800th anniversary of Cambridge University.

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The narrative alongside the labels indicates that they mark:

Col 1:  Charles Darwin, William Harley, the University Boat Race, Thomas Babington Macaulay & the Cambridge Footlights.

Col 2:  Isaac Newton, Crick & Watson (DNA), literature, engineering, & the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College.
This postmark was used on the day of issue.
Postmark showing lion on shield, 800th Anniversary of Cambridge University.
Ref L11496
800th Anniversary, Cambridge

Note, we did not prepare First Day Covers for this sheet.

Technical details:

The self-adhesive sheet is designed by Frontmedia, and printed by Cartor Security Printing. It is A4 size, 297 x 210mm. The Fireworks stamps have elliptical perforations.

We do not stock this sheet, and produced no first day covers for it.

This page updated 5 December 2010

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