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2001 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Issues: | Lunar Years | Motufoua Fire | Tuvalu.tv | Philanippon | Queen Mother |

1) Chinese Lunar Years of the Dragon and Snake   View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue:  2001-01-15  
  Designer: Owen Bell  
  Printer: Cartor Security Printers  
  Process:  Lithography  
  Format:  Sheets of 40 (2 x 20) with gutters  
  Stamp Size:  40mm x 30mm  
  Paper:  Unwatermarked  
  Perforation:  14 x 14  
 
   
BRC # Value Description Scott S.G.
2001.C01.1 40c Year of the Dragon 2000 855  
2001.C01.2 60c Year of the Snake 2000 856  
2001.C01.3 90c Year of the Snake 2000 857  
2001.C01.4 $1.50 Year of the Dragon 2000 858  
  • Quantities printed: 10,000 for each value
  • Specimen stamps produced for all 5 values in quantities 2,000 each.


2) Fire Safety and Motufoua Fire Victims Set View set of 4 S/S View souvenir sheet Top
  Date of Issue:  2001-03-09  
  Designer:  Derek Miller  
  Printer:  Cartor Security Printers  
  Process:  Lithography  
  Format:  Sheets of 50 (2 x 25) with gutters;
Souvenir sheet of 1 ($3.00 only)
 
  Stamp Size:
Souvenir Sheet: 
30.56mm x 38mm
Size: 55mm x 105mm
 
  Paper:  Unwatermarked  
  Perforation:  13 x 13  
 
   
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
2001.C02.1 60c Ango Specialist Rescue Unit 850  
2001.C02.2 90c Anglo 4800 Water/Foam Tender 851  
2001.C02.3 $1.50 Bronto Ladder/Platform 852  
2001.C02.4 $2.00 Anglo 450 Water Tender 853  
2001.C02.5 $3.00 Wormold "Arrestor" ARFFV (S/S) 854  
  • These stamps, depicting fire trucks, were attributed to the Victims of the 2000 Motufoua School fire.
  • Quantities printed: 10,000 for all values.
  • Specimen stamps produced for all 5 values in quantities 2,000 each.


3) Tuvalu.tv Set View set of 4 S/S View souvenir sheet Top
  Date of Issue:  2001-04-30  
  Designer:  Derek Miller  
  Printer:  House of Questa  
  Process:  Lithography  
  Format:  Sheets of 30 (2 x 15) with gutters;
Souvenir sheet of 1 ($2.00 only)
 
  Stamp Size: 
Souvenir Sheet: 
30.56mm x 38mm
Size: 50mm x 85mm
 
  Paper:  Unwatermarked  
  Perforation:  14 x 14  
 
 
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
2001-C02-1 40c Girl, .tv logo and satellite dish    
2 60c Dancers, .tv logo and satellite dish    
3 90c Man, .tv logo and satellite dish    
4 $1.50 Child, .tv logo and satellite dish    
5 $2.00 Map, .tv logo and satellite dish    
  • These stamps are inscribed www.tuvalu.tv, the URL for the local ISP.
  • Quantities printed: 10,000 for all values.
  • Specimen stamps produced for all 5 values in quantities 2,000 each.


4) Philanippon '01 View souvenir sheet Top
  Date of Issue:  2001-08-01  
  Designer:  Derek Miller  
  Printer:  Cartor Security Printing  
  Process:  Lithography  
  Format:  Souvenir sheet of 1  
  Stamp Size: 
Souvenir Sheet: 
30.56mm x 38mm
Size: 93.5mm x 80mm
 
  Paper:  Unwatermarked, White gum  
  Perforation:  14 x 14  
 
 
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
2001.C04.1 $3.00 Tuvaluan Boy, Japanese family    
  • Quantities printed: 13,500
  • Specimen sheets produced in quantities 1,500.


5) The Queen Mother's 101st Birthday S View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 2001-08-4  
  Designer: Crown Agents  
  Printer: Walsall Security Printers  
  Overprint: Malvern Press Ltd (in gold stamping)  
  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.
2001.C05.1 60c Walk with daughters at Balmoral, 1951    
2001.C05.2 90c 95th Birthday, Princes Harry and William    
2001.C05.3 $1.50 Queen's Dragoon Guards    
2001.C05.4 $2.00 (on 40c) Inspecting bomb damage, 1940    
2001.C05.5 $5.00 (on $2) Queen Mother, aged 6, Yuri Gagarin
Souvenir sheet of 1
   
  • No Specimen stamps were produced with the gold "101" overprints. However, all 4 values (not the S.S.) without the overprints were reissued with diagonally Specimen overprints in black. The original Specimen stamps issued in 1999 were overprinted horizontally in gold.
  • The overprint reads "101/Birthday" in addition to the new values for the $2 and $5 stamps.

 


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