The Royal Mail is issuing a set of stamps, miniature sheet and prestige stamp book to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of WWF. Forests are the Post Europ theme for 2011 so the WWF Miniature Sheet depicts the Amazon Rainforest where the WWF are involved in a number of projects to protect and conserve the forest and its plants and animals. The 1st Class stamp will bear the Post Europ logo in addition to the WWF logo.
All images are copyright Royal Mail 2011. Wildlife Trusts and others wishing to use images on websites or in magazines should contact Royal Mail's Intellectual Property Department.
Class – Spider
60p – Hyacinth Macaw
88p – Poison Dart Frog
97p – Jaguar (the face value is camoflaged below the Queen's head!)
values subject to change):
1st Class – Spider Monkey - Spider monkeys are one of the largest primates in South America. Their prehensile tail allows them to find stability when sitting on branches and to reach out for food at the tip of fragile branches by suspending themselves with it.
60p – Hyacinth Macaw - In the 1980s an estimated 10,000 hyacinth macaws were illegally captured and sold as pets, while, the species’ natural habitat was being destroyed by deforestation. Local Indians also killed them to use the feathers to make tourist souvenirs.
88p – Poison Dart Frog - With its striking appearance and unique features, the poison dart frog is one of the most interesting and dangerous – Amazon species. The poison dart frog uses its brightly coloured skin to warn predators that it is “unfit to eat.” The skin secretes a dangerous poison that can paralyze and in some cases kill predators.
97p – Jaguar - Jaguars are the largest American cats and strong swimmers and climbers. They weigh over 300 pounds and grow to more than eight feet in length, including a two-foot tail. Although legally protected, hunting and habitat loss continue to be threats.Prestige stamp book.
Technical details: The 35mm square stamps are designed by Rose Design Consultants using photograph selected in collaboration with WWF. In sheets of 25/50 they are printed in lithography, with all-ove phosphor by Cartor Security Printing, perf 14½. The set of 10 stamps is printed in two separate sheets enabling multiples of individual stamps to be ordered from Royal Mail.
The miniature sheet
was designed by Janice Nicholson.
The 115 x 89mm sheet contains stamps 41x30 mm and is printed
in litho by Cartor SP, perforated 14½ x 14.
The stamp and postmark images are reproduced with permission: Copyright 2011 by Royal Mail.
Set of 10 stamps produced in 2 horizontal strips. Vertical strips of 5 individual animals also available.
Set of 15 Stamp Cards
Prestige Stamp Booklet
Postmarks available for the day of issue will be shown here
Official Philatelic Bureau FDI.
Official Godalming, Surrey, FDI postmark.
Official Godalming Surrey non- pictorial FDI postmark
Amazon Lofts, Birmingham
|Ref L12081 Loman St, Southwark, London SE1|
|Ref L12080 50 Years of WWF, For a Living Planet, Godalming, Surrey||Ref S12087 Dunkeld, Perthshire||Ref S12088
Exchange Place, Belfast
|Ref W12091 Tiger Bay, Cardiff, GBFDC Assoc||Ref W12090
Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff
Belle Vue 1837 - 1977, Manchester
Earthwatch Institute, Oxford
|Ref L12094 Keep Wildlife in the Wild, Born Free Foundation, Horsham, W Sussex||Ref L12093
Tiger Way, London E5
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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This page updated 21 March 2011 - 12085 changed from L to N (Thanks Mike!)
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