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1980 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Sets: | Cowrie Shells | London 1980 | Queen Mother | MothsAviation |

1) Cowrie Shells: View stamp image Top
Date of Issue: 1980-02-20
Designer: J.E. Cooter
Printer: Format International
Process: Lithography
Size: 48.5mm 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.
1980.C1.1 8c Eyed Cowrie 129 139
1980.C1.2 20c Arab Cowrie 130 140
1980.C1.3 30c Cornelian Cowrie 131 141
1980.C1.4 40c Golden Cowrie 132 142
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.

 
2) London 1980 Exhibition: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1980-04-30  
  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  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1980.C2.1 10c Philatelic Bureau and 8c definitive 133 143
1980.C2.2 20c Nukulaelae postmark and 2c definitive 134 144
1980.C2.3 30c WWII U.S. military Funafuti cover 135 145
1980.C2.4 $1 Coat-of -arms and map 136 146
  a) S/S of 4 as above, same perforation 136a MS147
  v1) "Extra coral reef" variety (row 3/4, Plate 1G) [image]    
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.
  • The latitude of Tuvalu is indicated as 30 instead of the proper 10  on the $1 stamp. All stamps exist this way as error was never corrected.


3) Queen Mother's 80th birthday: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1980-08-14  
  Designer: G. Drommond  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 30.5mm x 38mm  
  Format: Sheets of 10 plus 2 labels  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 13.7 x  13.7  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1980.C3.1 50c Queen Mother 137 148
  • Specimen stamps produced
  • The sheets of 10 were with nine different cylinder markings, numbered
    1A x 4 to 1I x 4.


4) Moths: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1980-08-20  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 43mm x 28.5mm  
  Format: Sheets of 16 (4 panes of 4)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14.25  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1980.C4.1 8c Aethaloessa calidali 138 149
1980.C4.2 20c Parotis suvalis 139 150
1980.C403 30c Dudua aprobola 140 151
1980.C4.4 35c Decadarchis simulans 141 152
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.


5) Aviation Anniversary: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1980-08-20  
  Designer: G. Drummond  
  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.
1980.C5.1 8c Air Pacific Heron 142 153
1980.C5.2 20c Hawker Sidley 748 143 154
1980.C5.3 30c Sunderland flying boat 144 155
1980.C5.4 40c Wright brothers biplane 145 156
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.

 


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