Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sunday Stamps 24: International Stamp Exhibition, 1980

Sort of continuing from last week's Sunday Stamps theme of se-tenant stamps, I have chosen one of my favourite first day covers for this week. It's the British Post Office Third Miniature Sheet, issued to commemorate the 1980 International Stamp Exhibition, held in London. This is, in effect, a stamp within a stamp. The inner stamp was 50p, and the outer stamp was 25p which was put towards the cost of running the exhibition.

International Stamp Exhibition, Miniature Sheet, First Day Cover, c.1980

    

6 comments:

  1. I never saw this stamp. Great first day cover.

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  2. Like Bob I have never seen this stamp. I like the stamp within a stamp theme.

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  3. I love the London 1980 logo. The stamp within the stamp is interesting and something I never saw before.

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  4. I love stamps about stamps or stamp collecting. I think that will be a futre theme! You can show this one again ;)

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  5. This is the stamp that I have used for this weeks theme. It was always a favourite of mine.

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