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1999 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Issues: | Year of Rabbit | Australia 99 | Kosovo | Moon Landing | Queen Mother | IGPC Issues |

1) Year of the Rabbit:  View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1999-02-16  
  Designer: Owen Bell  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Souvenir sheet of one  
  Size: 30.56mm x 38mm (stamp)  
  115mm x 75mm (souvenir sheet)  
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1999.C01.1 $2.00 Rabbit (Souvenir sheet) 789 MS831
  • Specimen sheets produced

 

2) Australia '99 (Ships Part VI): Set View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1999-03-19  
  Designer: John Batchelor  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 x 20)  
  Size: 28.45mm x 42.58mm (stamp)  
  135mm x 75mm (souvenir sheet)  
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1999.C02.1 40c Heemskerck (1642) 790 832
1999.C02.2 50c PS Sophia Jane (1831) 791 833
1999.C02.3 90c HMS Endeavour (1769) 792 834
1999.C02.4 $1.50 P&O SS Chusan (1852) 793 835
1999.C02.5 $2.00 Capt. Arthur Phillip,
HM Brig Supply (1788)
Souvenir sheet of 1
794 MS836
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values and the souvenir sheet

 

3) Moon Landing, 30th Anniversary: S View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1999-07-20  
  Designer: Nick Shewring  
  Printer: Walsall Security Printers  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheets of 50 (2 x 25)  
  Size: 31.75mm x 48.20mm (stamp)  
  90mm x 80mm (souvenir sheet)  
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 13.75 x 13.75  
       
BRC Value Description Scott S.G.
1999.C03.1 40c Lift-off of Apollo 1 800 841
1999.C03.2 60c Touch down on the moon 801 842
1999.C03.3 90c Ascent from the moon 802 843
1999.C03.4 $1.50 Recovery after splash down 803 844
1999.C03.5 $2.00 Moon (circular stamp)
Souvenir sheet of 1
804 MS845
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values and the souvenir sheet. Two colours were used for the sheet stamps, black and gold.

 

Kosovo Refugees: (see Birds Definitives)   Top

 

4) The Queen Mother's Century S View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1999-08-16  
  Designer: Crown Agents  
  Printer: Walsall Security Printers  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheets of 50 (2 x 25)  
  Souvenir Sheet of 1  
  Size: 48.20mm x 31.75mm (stamp)  
  90mm x 80mm (souvenir sheet)  
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 13.75 x 13.75  
       
BRC Value Description Scott S.G.
1999.C04.1 40c Inspecting bomb damage, 1940 805 846
1999.C04.2 60c Walk with daughters at Balmoral, 1951 806 847
1999.C04.3 90c 95th Birthday, Princes Harry and William 807 848
1999.C04.4 $1.50 Queen's Dragoon Guards 808 849
1999.C04.5 $2.00 Queen Mother, aged 6, Yuri Gagarin
Souvenir sheet of 1
809 MS850
  • Specimen stamps produced for all 4 values (gold ink) and the souvenir sheet (red ink). The sheet stamps also exist with a larger black Specimen overprint.
  • The 40c value exists with the Specimen overprint inverted. View stamp image


1999 Issues produced by the Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation:

  1. Flowers (1999-11-22)
    2 different 90c x 6 sheetlets; $3 S/S
  2. Millennium (1999-12-31)
    90c x 6 sheetlet (all stamps different); 90c x 6 sheetlet (all stamps the same); $3 S/S

Note: Limited quantities are sent to the Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau for sale to customers and visitors. They are readily available from stamp dealers worldwide. Singles of some of these stamps have been seen on mail posted from the Philatelic Bureau to customers, and are also available cancelled to order. However, these stamps NOT valid for postage at the General Post Office of Tuvalu.




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