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1985 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Sets: | Birds & Eggs | WWII Aircraft | Girl Guides |

1) Birds and their Eggs: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1985-02-27  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 42.5mm x 28.5mm  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, white gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1985.C01.1 15c Black-naped tern 287 309
1985.C01.2 40c Black noddy 288 310
1985.C01.3 50c White-tailed tropicbird 289 311
1985.C01.4 60c Sooty tern 290 312
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.



2) WWII Aircraft: Set View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1985-05-29  
  Designer: Tony Theobald  
  Printer: Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 28.45mm x 42.58mm  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 x 20)  
    Souvenir sheet of 4  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1985.C02.1 15c Curtiss P-40N 307 329
1985.C02.2 40c Consolidate B-24 Liberator 308 330
1985.C02.3 50c Lockheed PV-1 309 331
1985.C02.4 60c Douglas C-54 Skymaster 310 332
  a) Souvenir sheet of 4 values above 310a MS333
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values and the souvenir sheet.



3) Girl Guides, 75th Anniversary: Set View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1985-08-28  
  Designer: Jennifer Toombes  
  Printer: Format International  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 42mm x 28.4mm  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)
Plate 1A, Plate 1B
 
    Souvenir sheet of 4  
  Paper: Post Office watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 15 x 15  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1985.C03.1 15c Playing guitar 328 343
1985.C03.2 40c Camping 329 344
1985.C03.3 50c Flag bearer 330 345
1985.C03.4 60c Guides' salute 331 346
  a) Souvenir sheet of 4 values above 331a MS347
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values and the souvenir sheet. More than the usual 1,000 are believed to exist.
  • Plate 1A markings are in the right gutter, while Plate 1B is at the lower right corner.
  • All 4 values exist imperforate. Large quantities came on the market after the liquidation of the former philatelic advisors in 1988. [image]

 

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