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1982 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Sets: | Maritime School | Diana's Birthday | Cyclone | Royal Baby | Scouting | Royal Visit |

1) Tuvalu Maritime School: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1982-02-17  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 48.5mm x 32mm  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 panes of 20)  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 13.75 x 14  
       
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
1982.C1.1 10c Map of Funafuti 166 175
1982.C1.2 25c Trainees in boat 167 176
1982.C1.3 35c School and warf 168 177
1982.C1.4 45c Tuvalu maritime flag and ship 169 178
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.


2) Diana's 21st Birthday: View stamp image Top
Date of Issue: 1982-02-17
Designer: J.E. Cooter
Printer: House of Questa
Process: Lithography
Size: 48.5mm x 32mm
Format: Sheets of 40 (2 panes of 20)
Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum
Perforation: 13.75 x 14
   
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
1982.C2.1 10c Princess of Wales 1714 170 179
1982.C2.2 45c Princess of Wales Arms, 1714 171 180
1982.C2.3 $1.50 Diana 172 181
         
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.
  • The 45c stamp exists with the watermark inverted, and on also on unwatermarked paper.


3) Tonga Cyclone Relief: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1982-05-20  
  Designer: D. Shults  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography, letterpress overprint  
  Size: 42.5mm x 28.5mm (Yacht and couple)  
    85mm x 28.5mm (Congratulations)  
  Format: Sheets of 7  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
1982.C3.1 45c+20c Royal couple, Yacht Victoria and Albert B1 187
1982.C3.2 45c+20c Royal Couple Congratulations B2 188
  • "Tonga Cyclone Relief 1982" overprint on the 1981 45c Royal Wedding issue
  • Specimen stamps were not produced.
  • Both stamps exist in large quantities with double overprints and inverted overprints. These were intentionally created by the philatelic agents for Tuvalu at the time. [image]


4) Royal Baby: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1982-05-19  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography, letterpress overprint  
  Size: 48.5mm x 32mm  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 panes of 20)  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 13.75 x 14  
       
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
1982.C4.1 10c Princess of Wales 1714 170 179
1982.C4.2 45c Princess of Wales Arms, 1714 171 180
1982.C4.3 $1.50 Diana 172 181
         
  • "Royal Baby" overprint on the 21st Birthday Issue
  • Specimen stamps not produced
  • The 45c exists in large quantities with double overprints and inverted overprints. These were intentionally created by the philatelic agents for Tuvalu at the time. [image]
  • The 45c exists with the watermark inverted.


5) 75th Anniversary of Scouting: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1982-08-18  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 48.5mm x 32mm  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 panes of 20)  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 13.75 x 14  
       
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
1982.C5.1 10c World and Tuvalu Scout badges 176 192
1982.C5.2 25c Scouts and campfire 177 193
1982.C5.3 35c Scout parade 178 194
1982.C5.4 45c Tuvaluan scout in uniform and badge 179 195
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.

 

6) Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip: Set View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1982-10-26  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: Format  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 28.5mm x 42.5mm  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 panes of 20)  
    Souvenir Sheet of 3  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum
Inverted on sheet stamps,
Upright on souvenir sheet
 
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
1982.C6.1 10c Tuvalu arms and Prince Philips standard 179 196
  a) Watermark upright (from S/S)    
1982.C6.2 25c Tuvalu flag and royal standard 180 197
  a) Watermark upright (from S/S)    
1982.C6.3 35c Queen, Tuvalu flag and map 181 198
  a) Watermark upright (from S/S)    
  b) Souvenir sheet of 3 as above 181a MS199
  • Specimen stamps produced for the sheet stamps (1,000) and the souvenir sheet. The souvenir sheets overprinted Specimen were given out with a Brirish philatelic publication. Quantities issued is unknown, but it is much greater than the Specimen stamps from the regular sheets.
  • In addition to the watermark positions, all 3 values have slightly different distinguishing features on the front of the stamps:
    25c: Sheet stamp: Black line on the flag; S/S: No black line.
    [image]
    45c: Sheet stamp: Blue claws on bottom lion; S/S: No claws on bottom lion.
    [image]
    50c: Sheet stamp: Thin coat-of-arms; S/S: Thick coat-of-arms.
    [image]


 


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