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1979 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Sets: | Capt. Cook | Air Service | Rowland HillYear of Child |

1) Captain Cook Death Bicentenary: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1979-02-14  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 40.5mm x 32mm  
  Format: Panes of 12  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14.25 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1979.C01.01 8c Cook and Resolution 114 123
1979.C01.02 30c New discovery 115 124
  v1) Apostrophe before 'J' of 'James' (row 3/2, pane 1B)    
  v2) Rock near ship (row 1/2, pane 1F) [image]    
1979.C01.03 40c Transit of Venus 116 125
1979.C01.04 $1 Assassination in Hawaii 117 126
  v1) Scratches through 'Death' (row 3/4] pane 1E)    
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.
  • These stamps were issued in sheets of 12 containing three se-tenant strips of all four values. A gutter separates the first two strips. [image]
  • Six different cylinder markings exist, numbered 1A x 4 to 1F x 4.
  • Many other minor constant varieties exist.
  • An imperforate sheet without values was made available in a British philatelic publication as a promotional offer. It was printed with cylinder 1C.


2) Internal Air Service: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1979-05-16  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 48mm x 32mm  
  Format: Sheets of 16 (4 panes of 4)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 13.7 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1979.C02.01 8c Plane and Nukulaelae 118 127
1979.C02.02 20c Plane and Vaitupu 119 128
1979.C02.03 30c Plane and Nui 120 129
1979.C02.04 40c Plane and Funafuti 121 130
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.


3) Sir Rowland Hill Death Centenary: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1979-08-27  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 48mm x 32mm  
  Format: Sheets of 16 (4 panes of 4)  
  Souvenir sheet of 4  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 13.7 x  14 (sheet), 15 x 15 (S/S)  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1979.C03.01 30c Pillar Box and Tuvalu stamp (perf. 13.7 x  14) 122 131
  a) Pillar Box and Tuvalu stamp (perf. 15 x 15) from S/S - -
1979.C03.02 40c Penny Black and Tuvalu stamp (perf. 13.7 x 14) 123 132
  a) Penny Black and Tuvalu stamp (perf. 5 x 15) from S/S    
1979.C03.03 $1 Mail coach and Tuvalu stamp (perf. 13.7 x 14) 124 133
  a) Mail coach and Tuvalu stamp (perf 5 x 15) from S/S    
  b) S/S of 4 with above values, (perf 15 x 15) 124a M134
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values, but not for the souvenir sheet.
  • The souvenir sheet exists imperforate, but it's status of issue is questionable.


4) International Year of the Child: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1979-10-20  
  Designer: V. Vasarhelyi  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 32mm x 48.5mm  
  Format: Sheets of 16 (4 panes of 4)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 13.7  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1979.C04.01 8c Boy 125 134
1979.C04.02 20c Girl 126 135
1979.C04.03 30c Boy 127 136
1979.C04.04 35c Girl 128 137
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.

 


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